Not the one to rest on its laurels, Porsche is hard at work testing the 992-generation 911 Turbo, recently taking a prototype to the snowy landscapes of Sweden.
This particular 992 Turbo prototype appears to be wearing its production-spec body, providing us with a clear look of what Porsche’s design team have in store for us. The most significant styling changes are even wider fenders, a fixed rear wing, squared quad exhaust pipes and Mission E-inspired taillights.
We’ve know about Porsche testing the latest-generation Turbo for almost 12 months and speculation as to power output remains rife. According to our sources, the twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine powering the new Turbo will deliver in excess of 600 hp. In Turbo S guise, that figure will likely jump to around 620 hp, if not slightly more.
Thanks to this bump in performance, the 992 Turbo promises to be even quicker than its predecessor from a standstill, potentially hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in as little as 2.5 seconds.
Entry-level variants of the next-gen Porsche 911 aren’t expected to land in dealerships until 2019. Consequently, Porsche owners shouldn’t expect to receive their new Turbo models before the 2020 model year. Based on what we’ve seen, however, we think the wait will be worth it.
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