Porsche is working on a mid-cycle update for its 911 and we now have new spy shots of a prototype for the updated 911 Turbo variant. Yes, despite new generations of the 911 Turbo
and 911 Turbo Cabriolet
having only gone on sale last year, Porsche is already out testing updated versions of the cars.
Featured here is a prototype for the updated 911 Turbo coupe, which we suspect will be launched late next year or in early 2016. A facelifted 911 Turbo Cabriolet should go on sale around the same time.
As this is only a mid-cycle update for the cars, which will see them transition from 991 classification to 991.2, the updates should be minor (this is Porsche after all). The front is characterized by revised daytime running lights and new intakes in the bumper, possibly with an active grille-style function to help save fuel. At the rear we can see protective cladding over the intakes, which suggests a change in their design too, which could also mean some updates to the car’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six.
In previous 911 Turbo generations, the mid-cycle update typically brought more power and improved fuel economy. Currently, the 911 Turbo puts out 520 horsepower while the sportier 911 Turbo S delivers up 560 horsepower. Considering the latest Panamera Turbo S
is delivering 570 horsepower, we’re sure Porsche will be keen to give the performance edge to its iconic 911.
We’ll update the post once more details emerge. In the meantime, hit the links below to view spy shots of prototypes for other variants from the updated 911 range as well as prototypes for a new generation of the 911 Carrera GTS model.2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Spy Shots2016 Porsche 911 Facelift Spy Shots2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Spy Shots
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