The facelifted 2024 Porsche 911 is edging closer to its official unveiling, with the ‘992.2’ generation sports car spied undergoing winter testing in Europe.

    Porsche’s current ‘992.1’ 911 debuted in 2019, with higher-performance variants having been progressively rolled out over the past five years.

    Now, the facelifted ‘992.2’ is expected to be revealed in 2024.

    Compared to the Porsche 911 currently on sale, the 992.2 version appears to adopt a new front bumper which incorporates more cooling fins, directing air towards its radiators and brake ducts.

    From the cold weather spy photos it seems the five-point headlights – with one central beam surrounded by four smaller lights – will remain, though likely with minor tweaks to differentiate the generations.

    At the rear, the 911’s exhaust outlets are now more inboard – sitting underneath the number plate rather than surrounding it, as seen on the Carrera grades – with a new diffuser to match also included.

    Additional changes include slimmer LED tail lights and a different array of fins on the engine cover.

    Previous reports from Europe have claimed the Porsche 911 992.2 update will see all variants gain a fully digital instrument display – rather than the 992.1 which has two screens on either side of an analog tachometer.

    It is also not yet known whether all 992.2 variants will be turbocharged, or if the flagship GT3 and GT3 RS will retain their 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engines, amid tightening emissions regulations globally.

    The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS – which are likely to debut two to three years after the first 992.2 examples – will also be required to be fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology in order to be sold in Australia.

    From March 2025, all new cars sold in Australian showrooms must have AEB – following on from regulations which came into effect from March 2023, requiring all newly introduced models to have the safety technology.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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