New Porsche 911 Turbo (992) Revealed by Naked Prototype, Shows Widebody Look

With the official debut of the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo around the corner, the prototype sighting we have here brings us the most detailed look at the supercar to date.
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With the exception of the black tape bits covering the sides of the rear light clusters, this test car doesn't seem to pack any camo.

The widebody of the Turbo is one of the most important aspects taht set it apart from the already-wide Carrera (S), with both the front and the rear tracks appearing to be more generous.

And while the rear apron, with those massive vents on the side, is unique to the Turbo, the oval exhaust tips we see on this tester seem to be identical with the optional Sport Exhaust offered on the Carrera (S).

Nevertheless, the leaked image that portrayed the new 911 Turbo inside the factory earlier this year showed trapezoidal exhaust tips that are a characteristic of the Turbo, so perhaps those are the standard feature.

While we're comparing the two, I should also mention that the heftier rear wing visible in the said photo is expected to be part of the Turbo Aerokit, while this example seems to pack the standard active wing.

The gold wheels on this Neunelfer Turbo have never been seen on a 992 beforem but these are actually the modern-day cookie cutters we've met on the 991.2 Turbo S exclusive.

As far as the firepower goes, we should see Porsche retiring the 3.8-liter twin-turbo boxer of the outgoing car, with the race for meeting ever-stricter emission standards having probably determined Zuffenhausen to introduce a new engine, which should be linked to the 3.0-liter boxer on the Carrera (S).

Of course, the PDK-only Turbo will get a specific implementation of the new 8-speed transmission.

In terms of the Turbo S, the rumor mill talks about this becoming the Turbo S E-Hybrid, but we might have to wait for the ".2" mid-cycle facelift for this gas-electric move.

The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo is expected to debut this fall, while the first customer deliveries are reportedly scheduled for April next year.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, may we introduce the all-new @porsche 911 Turbo gen 992 with basically no camo anymore. Two interesting details are 1) the golden rims with a new design not seen before on any 992 and 2) the round exhaust tips, deviating from the quad-tips version posted by @t_schleicher (see picture 5)... Car will finally be unveiled in September. Feel free to share as long as you tag @exclusive_porsche_models [Car was spotted by a good friend of ours which allowed me to use them] #turbo #992turbo #turbo992 #porscheturbo #prototype #erlkönig #testing #spotter #spotted #sportscar #sportscars #porsche992 #porsche911 #timelessmachine #thereisnosubstitute #0711 #stuttgart #zuffenhausen #exclusiveporschemodels #epm

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