Check out the New Porsche 911’s Cool Third Brake Light

I recently saw the new Porsche 992 in person, which is Porsche’s code name for the latest 911. It’s a gorgeous car, it’s highly advanced and it looks like it’s going to be a wonderful grand touring car to compete with the BMW 6 Series and the Mercedes SL.

But, anyway, one of the things I liked most about the new 911 was the third brake light. You can see it here in this image: it’s not integrated into the giant taillight light bar, but rather placed directly below the back window. In fact, it faces perpendicular to the light bar, and to the regular brake lights.

I’ve seen a few images where this third brake light is turned on, and apparently the entire thing lights up — two parallel lines right below the rear window, facing up and down rather than oriented side to side, offering a surprisingly unusual take on the third brake light.

It’ll be interesting to see this third brake light from behind the car when it’s actually active — and it’ll be interesting to see if another third brake light appears when the spoiler is up at speed. Porsche has done that in the past, since the raised spoiler has the effect of blocking the third brake light from view for vehicles behind it.

Naturally, this isn’t as exciting as a driving review of the car, or anything of the sort, but would you expect anything different from the master of quirks and features?

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