The public has barely had a few months to digest the fact that there is a brand new Porsche 911 out there, mostly because few can really appreciate the subtle evolutionary changes the 992 brings to the fore over its predecessor, the 991, especially at a distance.
We were only given the foundations of the new 911 lineup with Porsche limiting the reveal to the Carrera S and all-wheel drive Carrera 4S, which look nearly identical. However, some new images have popped up online that seem to show a more high-end version of the still-new 992, with every indication pointing to it being the new Turbo or Turbo S - sadly there aren’t any helpful rear badging to confirm this.
Instagram user t_schleicher uploaded a couple of shots that show smoky grey example while it was still on the production line and absolutely void of camouflaged, bearing some telltale signs of it being the quickest of the non-GT series 911s such as its lightweight centre locking wheels, larger rear diffuser, more pronounced exhaust exits, pop-up rear spoiler, and the trademark side air intakes.
By how complete and showroom-ready the car looks, there’s a lot of speculation surrounding the Geneva Motor Show and its possible debut at the Swiss capital in early March. Porsche has not rolled out a Turbo variant of an all-new 911 this quickly before so it’s also possible that the car would still need a few tweaks before being put into mass production. If so, expect the car to debut closer to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
Previously, the most potent flavour the 991-generation 911 Turbo was the limited run Exclusive Series which produced 446kW and 750Nm from its bi-turbo 3.8-litre flat six, able to launch itself to 100km/h from rest in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 330km/h.
With some choice upgrades, Porsche naturally expects the new model to build on that performance benchmark as well as advancing its handling capabilities through its all-wheel drive system, PDK dual-clutch transmission, active torque vectoring, variable geometry turbochargers, and active engine mounts.