The next-generation Porsche 911 has been spotted again, this time undergoing hot weather trials in Europe. As with the present-day, 991-generation model and those which came before it, the 992-generation model range will spawn a wide range of bodystyles including the coupe, the cabriolet seen here, and the Targa which sits somewhere in between.

The ragtop 911 follows similar ingredients for the 992-model recipe, namely a wider, longer body, and possibly a chassis with a longer wheelbase as well. The upcoming model’s winter sighting reveals a chunkier, more square-cut front bumper and intakes with the signature headlamps now fully clear of the front bumper, while around the back, a red strip bridges the two tail lamps, a flourish typically signifying the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S variants.

Seen from the side, the 992-generation car appears to have wheels of staggered diameter, though whether or not this is just a development trial item remains to be seen. Under the hood, developments of the current 3.0 litre twin-turbocharged flat-six can be expected for the mainstream series (Carrera to Carrera GTS), while later on the advent of the 992-generation GT3 and GT3 RS can be expected to retain high-revving, naturally aspirated powerplants.

Our spy photographer sources have also picked up rumours of a Turbo Targa – capital T, to denote the higher-end, bigger-engined, much higher output variants – for the 992-generation Neunelfer, which could be an interesting variation on the 911 shape, with a Turbo widebody employed.

Where the current 991-generation model is concerned, there is the facelifted GT3 RS and a touring, more road-biased variant of the GT3 left to complete the updates to the current generation, barring further special editions; not too far away for the 992-generation car, then.

GALLERY: 992-generation Porsche 911 Coupe spyshots