New Porsche 911 Turbo (992) Shows Up on Nurburgring, Will Debut Soon

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To be honest, the just-around-the-corner 992 incarnation of the Porsche 911 Turbo might be more of a secret than a reveal, despite that leaked image showcasing the machine inside the factory and spy material such as the one that brought us here.
For instance, the spy footage at the bottom of the page showcases a 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo test car doing its thing on the Nurburgring. And with the vehicle currently being in its final development stages, engineers are pushing prototypes hard, sideways shenanigans and all.

The 992 generation brings wider tracks, with this being one of the most important upgrades that are expected to take the new Turbo below the 7m mark on the Green Hell.

All-wheel steering and active aero will once again be present, albeit in even sharper form. And while we're talking tech bits and pieces, the new eight-speed PDK also needs to be mentioned - the Carrera S implementation left plenty of potential on the table, so I'm expecting the Turbo tweaks to be noticeable.

However, the contents of the engine compartment remain a mystery. For instance, Zuffenhausen could axe the 3.8-liter twin-turbo motor of the outgoing 911 Turbo, all in the name of pursuing efficiency.

So, just like the carmaker created the new N/A 4.0-liter of the 718 Cayman GT4 starting from the TT 3.0-liter flat-six of the 992 Carrera S, we could see the Turbo receiving a fresh powerplant.

As for the Turbo S, the badge could become the Turbo S E-Hybrid, as it has been the case with the Panamera and the Cayenne. Nevertheless, we might have to wait around four years, since this move isn't expected to take place until the arrival of the ".2" mid-cycle revamp

Meanwhile, the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo is expected to debut by the end of the year, thus coming to the US market as a 2021 model.

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