The design of the 911 shows where we come from and where our roots are. But it also shows the direction of our thinking and how we see the future.
The design language, proportions and contouring follow the 911 tradition: with wings that are higher than the front lid; with headlights that are bulging and round; with a roof line that slopes down towards the rear over tapering side windows. The overall appearance is low, wide and sleek. Sports car proportions that originated on the racetrack.
An icon? Certainly – but only because we continue its development. Our designers focused on making the new 911 appear even more precise, and by doing so they created the blueprint for its future. With a new lighting design and characteristic four-spot LED daytime running lights, which have now been incorporated into the Bi-Xenon main headlights. With direction indicators that are even slimmer than they were before. For a
The front has been reshaped for an even sportier look. The air intakes are larger, the design is even more succinct. In the side air intakes, new active air intake flaps control aerodynamics and cooling performance as required.
In summary: the new 911 shows plenty of bite from the front. And the future has whetted its appetite.
The rear encapsulates the heart of the 911: the engine. This is where it has been beating since 1963. With the introduction of the new drive configuration, it beats harder than ever before. Some parameter tweaking was therefore required, including in the design.
First, then, let us explain the function before we come to the form. A combustion engine without air cannot do any work at all. That’s physics. A
Conspicuous, in the best sense of the word, is how to describe the prominent, three-dimensional LED taillights. They create a sculptural look, also typical of the 918 Spyder. A design for tomorrow, combined with engineering for a new era.
A hallmark of the all-wheel drive models is the seamless light strip on the rear. For the new 911 models, it has been further refined. It is narrower and appears to seep into the taillight units on either side, with an illumination that has never been so homogeneous – qualities that accentuate the 44 mm wider rear of the all-wheel drive body.
The design of the single-tube tailpipes in stainless steel – two-tract on the S models – is new. Inspired by the 911 GT3: the centrally positioned tailpipes of the optional sports exhaust system. For harmony of form, function and sound.
Sharp, sporty and timeless. The contouring of the rear is even more clearly defined, making it look wider, brawnier and more heavily built. That’s our approach to the theory of evolution.