2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Hits Nurburgring, Shows New Active Wing

There aren't too many spy photogs out there who won't identify themselves as Porschephiles and truth be told, this is an awesome time for them. After all, Zuffenhausen is currently testing machines that belong to different eras, from the 2019 911 Speedster (the retro connection) and the 2020 Porsche 911 (the transition model) to the Taycan (the electron juice sipper). Well, we've brought along a piece of Ring spy footage that showcases two of these Porschas doing their thing.
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Most of the clip at the bottom of the page is dedicated to the Neunelfer, which is why we'll focus on it. If, on the other hand, you're willing to know more about the all-electric Taycan, feel free to check out this dedicated story.

Unlike the Turbo and the GT3, which should land next year, the Carrera incarnations of the 992 are set to make their debut by the end of the year, which is why the German carmaker has no problem with parading naked prototypes on the Green Hell. This means the red test car will allow you to check out the retro-futuristic styling cues of the next-gen model.

To us, this looks like a remastered 993, albeit with the thing packing uber-modern LED front and rear light clusters, along with an active rear wing that reminds us of the 959.

Then again, you'll also see the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo doing its testing thing on the Ring in this clip. The clues that give it away include the wider body, the air intakes on the rear fenders and the also-active rear wing, that's not fully integrated into the body as in the case of the Carrera.

While the base models will use evolutions of the current 3.0-liter turbocharged boxers, we're expecting the Turbo to receive an all-new flat-six. In fact, with Porsche having confirmed the hybridization of the 992, we could even see the Turbo S transforming into the Turbo S E-Hybrid, as it has been the case with the Panamera and the Cayenne. However, there are greater chances of the carmaker introducing a 4 E-Hybrid model that would deliver Carrera S levels of performance with a focus on efficiency, but we can't rule out the possibility of these two plug-in hybrids coexisting.

If you happen to be a fan of naturally aspirated motors, Zuffenhausen might also have something for you. And that's because the GT3 and the GT3 RS are expected to maintain their atmospheric motors. Until we get our hands on more info, here's a 2020 GT3 testing on the Nurburgring.

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