IS THIS A LEAKED PIC OF THE NEW PORSCHE 911 TURBO?Date: 2019-02-22
As we all eagerly anticipate the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 Turbo, it seems a pic may have accidentally been leaked on social media.
A chap named Todd Schleicher, Porsche owner and enthusiast posted the pic above to his Instagram account in what could be the first public images of the 992-generation 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo. And it looks radical.
Rolling on glossy black wheels, likely 20-inch front and 21-inch at the rear, this metallic grey Porsche sports a more modest rear wing than those fitted to the 992 Turbo S prototypes spotted on the Nürburgring. In the images, it's clear to see paint-protecting safety wrap on its sides as it gets some attention under its bonnet.
Many are hoping that we get a sneak peek of the Turbo at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show but it's likely that the Frankfurt Motor Show in September is where it'll make its official debut.
It's been rumoured that the Turbo is to receive a tweaked 3.8-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine and figures upward of the 540 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque produced by its predecessor. This should translate to a 0-60mph figure in less than 2.9 seconds and a 200+mph top speed. Purists will be holding thumbs for a manual transmission but bank on Porsche's new eight-speed dual-clutch in the transmission tunnel.
Looking at the rear and you'll notice the quad tail pipes, aggressive lower fascia and the striking wraparound taillights.
We do love out 911's at SXdrv and, if this really is the new Turbo, then we'll be very happy.