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Video: 2015 Porsche 911 prototype with new 4-cylinder engine?

Porsche has been spotted test driving a rather interesting 991 911 prototype which many believe is powered by a new four-cylinder engine. This is the ‘series 2’ of the 991 model.

2015 Porsche 911 prototype four-cylinder maybe

You can see various design updates, including new LED taillights, a slightly revised rear bumper bar with new vents in the lower corners, and a tightened up front end and lower lip section.

At the back you’ll notice a unique mesh engine cover. This area usually features a big horizontally tiered cover which doubles as a spoiler by automatically lifting out at speed. The mesh could be the first indicator of a four-banger sitting underneath.

2015 Porsche 911 prototype four-cylinder maybe-rear

Porsche recently confirmed it is working on a new four-cylinder engine, however, it is going to be used in the next-gen Boxster and Cayman. Is Porsche working on an entry-level 911 with a four-cylinder? It’s too early to know for sure.

Click play below and have a listen. What do you think? Does it sound like a four-cylinder? It doesn’t seem to have the thrum of a six in our opinion.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.