2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Shows Up on Nurburgring, Has Large Active Aero

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Now that the 992 Porsche 911 configurator is online, you can play with the various new colors and features (for instance, there's a factory Paint Protection Film), but the Internet also gives us other possibilities. For instance, we can check out the spy crystal ball and look into the future of the eight-generation Neunelfer.
You see, while we're all busy checking out the 2020 911 Carrera (4)S, Zuffenhausen engineers are already in the advanced testing stages of the 992 Turbo. And we've brought along a piece of spy footage as a sample of this.

The brief clip, which can be found at the bottom of the page, shows the new Turbo testing on the Nurburgring. And there are multiple bits of the car we need to discuss.

For instance, you shouldn't allow the black tape cover trick you into believing the rear fender air intakes are gone.

Then there's the active aero - as showcased by other spy clips, the new Turbo will once again come with a front skirt and a rear wing serving the said purpose. In fact, the wing can now be extended further than before (heck, even the Carrera packs a larger active wing).

We're expecting the twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six of the current car to be retired in favor of a new unit. The demands are incredibly high, with the supercar segment performance having grown a lot, while emission standards are dramatically more demanding.

When it comes to the Turbo S, the rumor mill talks about this morphing into the Turbo S E-Hybrid, as it has happened in the case of the Panamera and the Cayenne.

As many of you know, Porsche has already confirmed the hybridization of the 992, but we might have to wait for the ".2" mid-cycle facelift to receive the production version. For one thing, the Germans could always stick to offer a 4 E-Hybrid model.


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