Porsche 911 Facelift Rumored to Bring Turbo on All Models in 2015

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Noticed how Porsche didn’t bring the facelifted 911 to the Paris Motor Show earlier this month? That’s because the Zuffenhausen people were too busy giggling about the way in which they’ve managed to troll us on the matter. With each new report on this, the mystery Porsche is throwing over the 911 mid-cycle revamp only becomes deeper.
The latest piece of Neunelfer news shows the 911 facelift will see almost every version of the 911 throw forced induction into the engine bay next year when the facelift should land. Car Magazine writes Porsche is looking to turbocharge most of the rear-engined coupe’s versions.

The report states the forced induction revolution will start with the basic Carrera and Carrera S incarnations of the 911. We are told the Carrera’s flat six will lose 0.5 liter of displacement in this race for cutting emissions, which means it will go from 3.4 to 2.9 liters. The suggestion here is that the unit will be upgraded to 400 hp and 400 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque, with the maximum twist figure bringing a hefty improvement over the current value.

As for the 911 Carrera S, this is expected to keep its 3.8-liter boxer, but the engine will be fitted with a pair of turbos. This is the most unusual part of the report, since the scheme would basically transform this into a clone of the current 911 Turbo, at least in terms of the output: 530 hp and 520 lb-ft (700 Nm).

But, but... what about the 911 Turbo?

Of course, this would mean the Turbo and the Turbo S should be pushed above their current outputs, perhaps somewhere in the 600 hp area.

There will be at least one naturally-aspirated model though and that’s the GT3. Keen and racing drivers always prays the sharpness of the thing and Porsche wouldn’t dare touch that.

Like we said, there’s a whole lot more to talk about when mentioning what to expect of the upcoming 911 facelift. First of all, there a rumor stating the massive engineering changes will determined Porsche to skip the 991.2 chassis codes and go straight to 992. As for the engineering changes we’re referring to, we’ll remind you Porsche is currently working on a new family of four-cylinder turbocharged boxer units.

Then there’s the talk on the leaked GT3 RS and, of course, the GT2, which we still don’t know if Porsche will build anymore. Oh and let’s not forget about the unofficial talk on Porsche’s 700 hp hybrids, which are expected for 2017

Come to think of it, this sort of understated marketing strategy looks like a perfect match for the character of the 911.
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