2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet Facelift Models Spied

Having already introduced the facelift versions of the 911 Carrera, Carrera S, Targa and GT3, Porsche’s development team is now concentrating on the 911 Turbo Coupe and Convertible models of the 997 range. Spotted here by our spy photographers with minimal camouflage, the new 997 Turbos will be distinguished on the outside by the restyled LED tail lamps, the beefier exhaust pipes and the newly styled alloy wheels. While the cosmetic changes are extremely subtle, as with all refreshed 997 models, the big news for the Turbo is under the bonnet.
Carscoop sources state that like the rest of the updated 997s, the range-topping 911’s turbocharged flat-six engine will benefit from a new direct-injection system that will help increase output from 480HP to more than 500HP and at the same time, reduce consumption and CO2 emissions by nearly 15 percent.
There’s also talk of a modified version of Porsche’s all-new PDK seven-speed double-clutch transmission that should shave off a couple of tenths of a second in the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint. Expect to see the facelifted 911 Turbo Coupe and Convertible arriving in showrooms during the second half of the year.