Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | March 17, 2017 15:47
Next-generation 911 Turbo test mule spotted
A new Porsche 911 means a whole new range of body styles and engines for the venerable sports car. As the 992 series slowly makes its way through development, the engineers from Stuttgart have begun testing the next-generation 911 Turbo.
The car seen here is still a test mule unlike the most recent 911 spy shot we reported on. However, don't expect dramatic changes to the exterior. Like the upcoming Carrera, the Turbo will get its look from its lesser-powered siblings. There will however be minor differences.
Bolted on the wheel arches are over fenders, which suggest that the 2019 911 Turbo will get its own suspension settings from the Carrera models. A wider track is to be expected in this model, which has been Porsche tradition since the release of the original Turbo in 1975. A pair of intake ducts can also be seen on the side. Again, being a test mule, this design is far from final. Do expect that intake to make it to production, as well as a wider rear wing for the active aerodynamics.
Porsche has also kept engine details well under wraps and have yet to mention its displacement. The largest possible engine they can put in the 911 at the moment is a 4.0-liter flat-six, currently being used in the GT3 and GT3 RS, albeit in naturally aspirated form.
At the moment, the 911 Turbo uses a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces 540 PS and 710 Nm of torque. Another option is the Turbo S model. It too uses the same engine as the standard Turbo but power is uprated to 580 PS and 750 Nm of torque. With these outputs, there is a possibility that the next-generation 911 Turbo might just break the 600 PS mark.