• 2023 Porsche 911 Cabrio Spied in a Wintery Paradise of Fun and Excitement

Exterior changes will be minimal, but a lot could happen under the hood!

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At the end of 2021, Porsche started to test the facelifted version of the current generation 911. It started with the Turbo version back in December, and then, a few days ago we got our first look at the regular 911 Coupe. Today, it was time for the facelift 911 Cabrio to be taken out for a play session in the snow.

2023 Porsche 911 Cabrio Spied in a Wintery Paradise of Fun and Excitement Exterior Spyshots
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Just like with the Coupe version, changes on the Cabrio will be minimal. We expect to see a new front bumper with different air intakes, with the adjustable vents featuring vertical slats that can be opened or closed depending on cooling. At the rear the only difference should be a new bumper and revised tail-lights. The interior is still heavily camouflaged, but we expect it to offer new fully digital dials as found in the Porsche Taycan.

The biggest rumors for the facelift 911 however is the fact that it could get a naturally aspirated engine. The models caught tested feature a different pair of exhaust tips similar to what we have seen on models like Cayman GT4 or Cayman GTS 4.0 - models which are of course offered with 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine.

2023 Porsche 911 Cabrio Spied in a Wintery Paradise of Fun and Excitement Exterior Spyshots
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Maybe Porsche finally understood that 911 clients aren’t happy that you can get a 4.0 liter engine in models’ like Cayman, while the 911 only comes with a 3.0 liter engine.

While we have no words on how much power it should deliver in the 911, in the Cayman GTS 4.0 the naturally aspired engine delivers a total of 414 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque - numbers that will make it a lot more powerful than the current base Carrera but will place it way under the Carrera 4S.

2023 Porsche 911 Cabrio Spied in a Wintery Paradise of Fun and Excitement Exterior Spyshots
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Of course we still have a while to wait for an official answer on this dilemma, as the facelift 911 is not expected to hit the market until mid-2023 at the earliest.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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