New Porsche 911 Turbo (992) Spotted on Autobahn, September Debut Rumored

Porsche has a particular prototype testing strategy, with the German carmaker using black tape to cover the details of its prototypes, while these roam freely and keep aficioandos like you and me on the edge. And the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo is an example as good as any.
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The supercar is currently in the final stage of development, with the Neunelfer expected to make its debut this fall. In fact, the rumor mill also talks about customer deliveries, which are set to kick off in April next year.

Meanwhile, we get to see plenty of 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo prototypes, with these coming in various forms. So while both Coupes and Cabriolets were spied, we've also see two exhaust layouts.

So while certain test cars come with the oval pipes that are offered as an option on the Carrera (S), others pack the trapezoidal pipes that are a trademark of the Turbo, as is the case with the tester we have here.

In fact, a recent sighting has even shown a front apron appearing to belong to the Sport Design Package. And while we're at it, I'll also mention the new-age cookie cutter wheels from the 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive, which were seen for the first time on any 992 when this prototype showed up.

Heck, the rumor mill even talks about the return of the Turbo Targa, but this is another story for another time.

On the tech side, you can expect Porsche to retire the twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six of the outgoing car and come up with an all-new boxer, possibly based on the 3.0-liter mill animating the Carrera (S).

As far as the Turbo S is concerned, this might morph into the Turbo S E-Hybrid, as it has been the case with the Panamera and the Cayenne (the latter was introduced earlier this month), even though we might have to wait three to four years for the ".2" mid-cycle revamp to see this taking place.

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