THE LIGHTLY DISGUISED NEW PORSCHE 911 TURBO S SPOTTED
The highly-anticipated new Porsche Turbo and Turbo S models have been spotted testing with the lightest of disguises.
Following hot on the heels of the recently launched Porsche 911 Carrera, the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo has been spotted testing in an unusually light disguise.
These spy shots reveal what many of us would expect; those neat 911 Turbo rear wheel arch intakes, the obligatory rear wing, and a pair of squared-off twin tailpipes. The sneaky interior shots reveal the Turbo S designation on the large, centre rev counter in what looks to be the same dashboard and infotainment system as the Carrera models.
Rumour has it that the 911 Turbo and Turbo S models will send power from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six through Porsche's PDK 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox to all four wheels. With figures starting from 600bhp for the standard Turbo model, speculation suggests that the Turbo S model will pump out over 620bhp.
Translated, this means that the officially quoted 0-62mph time of 2.9-seconds in the previous Turbo S will be surpassed. That car managed times of 2.6-seconds in road tests, so we're looking at sub-2.5-seconds for the newcomer and likely top the 205mph of the old car too.
Porsche will likely reveal all of these details in the next few months, with the coupe versions due before the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020, and the cabriolet's following shortly afterwards.