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NewsNew 992 Porsche 911 Spotted With Integrated Ducktail Spoiler

New 992 Porsche 911 Spotted With Integrated Ducktail Spoiler

The ducktail spoiler is a Porsche 911 iconic design element and fits the 992 like a glove.

  • The last Porsche 911 to offer such a spoiler was the brilliant 997 Sport Classic.

  • Air intakes on rear wheel arches might indicate big turbo power.

  • By the sound of it, we’re hearing a manual gearbox at work, and not a PDK.

The list of features that made the 2011 Porsche 911 Sport Classic so special was very long but a few stood out, including the ducktail spoiler. This, at times odd-looking protrusion, was forever cemented in Porsche lore when the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS hit the road. And apparently, although there was no 991 911 ducktail car, it is making a comeback with the 992 and we’re stoked.

1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

It’s almost difficult to believe but it was exactly ten years since I drove the 911 Sport Classic in Germany. This car captured the essence of the 911, blended in luxurious and unique interior touches and surfaces along with more power. And a manual transmission. We think this test mule spotted by YouTuber Automotive Mike will introduce a few sweet options for the current Porsche 911.

The first could very well be a Powerkit, which in the day boosted the 3.8-litre flat-6’s output from 385 to 408 horsepower. Today’s Carrera S is good for 443 horsepower so, if we’re on the right track, this potentially special edition 911, with ducktail spoiler, could run with 475-500 horsepower from the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-6. The air intakes on rear wheel arches, very much à la 911 Turbo, speak to us about more power.

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What’s also interesting in the video is that, if you listen carefully, on a few occasions, shifts can be heard that are too “organic”, or slow, to be PDK-precise. About the noise, the deep burble from the exhaust noise also seems to indicate the presence of a Sport exhaust system.

2011 Porsche 911 Sport Classic | Photo: Porsche
2011 Porsche 911 Sport Classic | Photo: Porsche


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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