2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Spotted in Traffic, Has Larger Active Wing

With the 992 generation of the Porsche 911 having just landed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the entire automotive realm is talking about the Zuffenhausen toy. However, while Zuffenhausen only released the Carrera S and 4S for now, we are looking forward to the introduction of special models.
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And we have to remind you that Porsche engineers are already out testing the 2020 911 GT3 and 2020 911 Turbo.

We've brought along a pice of footage that showcases a 992 test car convoy, which you can find at the bottom of the page. And while the first three cars are Carrera (S) models, the fourth and the fifth are Turbos (think: Coupe and Cabriolet).

It's easy to notice the Turbo models, since the girl in the clip delivers a silent OMG just before these pass the camera.

In case you're wondering why the bodies of the Carrera and the Turbo appear to be similarly wide, that's because the old bodywork scheme, which only saw AWD models coming with fat rear fenders, is gone, as all Neunelfer get the sexy hips now.

Oh and the wider front tracks of the standard model now rival those of the outgoing 991.2 GT3, so we're wondering how the Turbo will do in this area.

In case you're curious to see the active aero of the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo in fighting position, you can check out this tale - note that the rear wing is now heftier.

While the 992 Carreras receive slightly updated versions of the turbocharged 3.0-liter boxers animating the retiring 991.2 models, we're expecting things to be different with the Turbo.

In the quest for extra efficiency, the TT 3.8-liter flat-six of the current car could be replaced with an all-new engine. Regardless, the Turbo will obviously use the new 8-speed PDK of the 992 Carrera and, as usual, will receive a bespoke gearbox setup.

As for the Turbo S, the rumor mill talks about this turning into the Turbo S E-Hybrid, following the path set by the Panamera and Cayenne. Truth be told, Porsche has confirmed the hybridization of the Neunelfer, but the carmaker could always stick to a one-model hybrid strategy and give us a 4 E-Hybrid with Carrera S levels of performance. Speaking of which, we might have to wait until the ".2" mid-cycle revamp to meet the gas-electric version(s).

Alas, the generation change has brought a weight increase of around 55 kilos for the Carrera S. And since the scale penalty is divided between the particulate filter tech, the crash structure and the new gearbox, the Turbo will inherit this.

Returning to the spy video, you might also want to pay attention to car #6 (the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4) and car #7 (the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder). The two specials could make their debut by the end of the year.


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