Porsche 992 Turbo breaks cover
Prototype reveals key developments to incoming 992 Turbo, due for launch in 2019
Total 911’s spies have captured a 992 Turbo prototype in testing, showing for the first time its key visual cues over the rest of the incoming 992 range. Regular readers will note previous mules seen in public have been based on the current 991 car with tacked-on fenders, however, this latest sighting heralds a major development in pre-production of the car.
As you can see, the prototype in our pictures features a slightly different front end with a much shallower PU than the current 991. The car sports even wider fenders, taking the 911 to more than two meters in width for the first time, with squared-off quad exhausts and a revised rear wing profile. Side air intakes feeding air to the intercoolers remain, though their shape has been disguised under a camouflage wrap deployed by Porsche. The car’s rear light design appears very much in line with those seen on Carrera-based 992 mules. Power will once again come from a twin-turbocharged flat six, with an expected maximum power output of around 600hp.
The new-generation Porsche 992 Carrera is set to be formally revealed at the Paris motorshow in October, with its bigger, faster Turbo brother tipped for launch in the first quarter of 2019.