Details of next-generation Porsche 911 emerge

Nic Cackett

The next Porsche 911 will be the most ambitious new model in years according to American magazine, Automobile.

Codenamed the 991, the car has reportedly been updated with a fresh interior, more powerful engines, redesigned suspension and better efficiency thanks to the addition of new technology.

Automobile claims the 991 will be around 45kg lighter than the current 911, and while the car retains the traditional rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, the rear axle has been moved nearly three inches to offer better interior space and handling.