Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | April 18, 2018 11:19
All-new Porsche 911 Turbo stretches its legs on the track
With a new Porsche 911 coming soon, perhaps it comes as no surprise that the German automaker is busy preparing and testing other models of the venerable range. The latest version snapped up by our spies is the next-generation 911 Turbo. This is the first time the 992-series Turbo has been spotted.
A significant design cue present on this particular car are the wider rear quarter panels. It has been a signature of high-powered, turbocharged 911 models since the mid-1970's. Plus, there's a wider opening on the quarter panels and even wider tires on all corners. A large part of the rear is still covered, but the wider active spoiler appears unique to this model. Squared-off exhaust pipes, along with extra venting at the back are also some of the functional changes made specifically for this model.
There are, however, tweaks made to the front of the car as well. Present is a more prominent bulge on the hood, despite the engine being at the back. Also, there is a different front air intake treatment for this particular test car. It also looks like the wheels are larger than the past 992-series Porsches spied and behind them are large, cross-drilled brakes; possibly carbon-ceramic.
At the moment, there isn't a hint of what will power the all-new 911 Turbo. It has been suggested that the upcoming model may use an uprated version of the current engine. As it stands, the current 911 Turbo comes with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with power ranging from 540 PS to 607 PS. With that, an output of over 600 PS is a possibility, given how Porsche consistently adds more power to the 911 Turbo range. All-wheel drive will likely be standard, so too is a dual-clutch transmission.