High Five: Diese fünf »Big Points« zeichnen den neuen Elfer aus

High Five: Five “Big Points” that make up the 8th generation of the 911

Ten design commandments? The new 911 needs only five. That's consistent, since the first generation. And according to Dieter Rams: less design is more.

Text: Alexander Morath Photo: Style Porsche 19.12.2018 1 min

Work it out:

The goal for the new 911 was for it to be more compact and crisper. Viewed from above, the new 911’s proportions become apparent. While the wheelbase and length haven’t changed, the wider track at the front and back (+40 mm) is clearly visible. The greenhouse tapers off towards the back which in turn underlines the shoulders above the rear wheels.

High Five: Diese fünf »Big Points« zeichnen den neuen Elfer aus

Back is beautiful:

Looking from the rear, the 992 is unmistakably 911. Engine opening and rear window are combined into a formal unit while an LED band connects the rear lights. The tailpipes, a lower mounted registration plate and a third brake light round off the new look. A slim, vertical break, a novel eye-catcher.

High Five: Diese fünf »Big Points« zeichnen den neuen Elfer aus

At flight altitude:

A crucial element for every 911: the rearward sloping roofline, internally dubbed the “flyline”. The rear wheels are an inch larger. The surfaces are heavily drawn while the bodywork is dominated by a low rear end. A playful interaction between a progressive shape and archetypical elements derived from the very first Porsche Turbo.

High Five: Diese fünf »Big Points« zeichnen den neuen Elfer aus

Sidekick

Shape and impact of the flyline are emphasised by the window graphics.

High Five: Diese fünf »Big Points« zeichnen den neuen Elfer aus

Look into my four eyes, baby!

Very important: the headlights are almost entirely circular and more upright, much like in many 911 generations before the 992. The headlights contain four LEDs arranged around a centre light and form a unit with the front wings. As is typical for the 911, the bonnet sits low between the wings and ends in a recess under the windscreen.

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