2016 Porsche 911 Turbo facelift spy shots
Last week we brought you the first spy shots of a facelifted version of the Type-991 Porsche 911 Carrera
, and now we have spy shots of a facelifted version of the 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 facelifted 911 Turbo coupe, which we suspect will be launched late next year or in early 2016. A facelifted 911 Turbo Cabriolet should go sale around the same time.
This is only a mid-cycle update for the cars, which will see them transition from 991 classification to 991.2. We still don’t have any confirmation of what’s in store for the update, but from these spy shots we can ascertain a few details.
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 suggest these are being revised. A current 911 Turbo is shown alongside the facelifted version in some of the shots, revealing the differences.
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._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.