It’s hard to believe the redesigned Porsche 911 was introduced nearly a year ago, but the company has been slowing rolling out new variants ever since then. The latest was the entry-level 911 Carrera and it appears the next could be the long-awaited 911 Turbo.
Recently spotted in coupe and cabriolet guise, the 911 Turbo doesn’t stray far from the standard model as it features a familiar front fascia with large air intakes and LED lighting units.
Bigger changes occur further back as the coupe has stylish five-spoke wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with yellow calipers. The model has also been equipped with aerodynamic side skirts and wider rear fenders with prominent intakes.
The unique styling continues at the rear as the car has a power-deployable rear wing with an integrated third brake light. Underneath, is a new bumper with an integrated dual exhaust system and large opening near the outside edges.
The interior should echo the standard model, so drivers can expect to find an analog tachometer that is flanked by two 7-inch displays. There should also be a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a sport steering wheel and the Sport Chrono Package.
Porsche has been tight-lipped about performance specifications, but previous reports have suggested the car will use a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces around 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS). That’s a pretty big jump from the current rating of 533 hp (397 kW / 540 PS), but the 911 Carrera S has 30 hp (22 kW / 30 PS) more than its predecessor.
Besides the upgraded engine, we can expect a host of other performance changes. Nothing is official, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the car comes equipped with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, rear axle steering and a sport suspension that reduces the ride height by 0.4 inches (10 mm).
Since Porsche is using the Frankfurt Motor Show to highlight the all-new Taycan, the 911 Turbo could debut at either the Los Angeles or Geneva Motor Show.