With the 992-generation Porsche 911 launched, the arrival of its myriad of versions and variants will soon be underway – here, we can see that the Cabriolet should be not far from its debut, given its rather minimal state of disguise.

The lines of the 992-generation Cabriolet, which is an adaptation of its fixed-roof sibling, are as expected. All bodywork south of the glasshouse appears to be identical, with the requisite changes made to pillars and roof-line in the switch to a soft-top. Bodywork at the rear half of the car swoops upwards along the rear decklid, where the vertical third brake light from the coupe is found.

The rear end also shows the full-width light bar, though here it appears to be segmented into four parts of equal widths – it remains to be seen if this will be a distinct Cabriolet feature, or merely a quirk of the development car. Additional shut lines can be seen here too, denoting the clam-shell panel for the roof enclosure.

Powertrain variants should just about mimic those of the 911 coupe model line, namely the 3.0 litre turbocharged flat-six in varying states of tune, which on the Carrera S and 4S produce 450 PS at 6,500 rpm and 530 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. Turbo models will eventually emerge with suitably large output figures. Elsewhere, the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission should remain standard.