(autoinsidernews) - As seen in spy shots, Porsche's iconic 911 will be given an update for the 2008 model year (2007 model shown). With the current version on the market for four years, Porsche will give it a few tweaks in the styling department, but the big news is under the skin.
Styling changes will, of course, be minor, falling in the evolutionary category. The 2008 911 with get a revised front fascia with larger air intakes. Out back, there will be a reshaped bumper and new LED taillamps, reports Trend.
The big changes are under the hood, with the flat six-cylinder engines featuring new direct-injection technology, called DFI. The new engines will deliver five to twenty-five horsepower increase across the range and fuel economy will see a 10-15 percent improvement. Porsche will also replace its Tiptronic automatic gearbox with a dual-clutch transmission, like the DSG gearbox from VW/Audi.
The revised 2008 911 models are expected in the summer.