Porsche 992 Turbo breaks cover

Pro­to­type re­veals key de­vel­op­ments to in­com­ing 992 Turbo, due for launch in 2019

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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.

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