The new flagship Porsche 911 Turbo S has been spied without camouflage, revealing full exterior styling
The upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo S has been spotted in a car park without any camouflage, giving us our best look yet at the range-topping 911 model.
Door decals indicate the car is a Turbo S model, with the wheels lifted from the previous generation Turbo S Exclusive Series.
These new pictures follow on from our spy photographer’s pictures of an uncamouflaged prototype of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S caught testing in Germany. The brand’s latest flagship sports car will make its debut next month at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, before going on sale later this year.
The road-tested mule sports Porsche’s trademark flared wheel arches and side intakes, which have featured on the 911 Turbo since its introduction in 1975. There’s a new rear diffuser, too, along with an enormous ducktail spoiler mounted atop the engine cover.
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We’ve also seen the 911 Turbo S’s new interior. It shares the same dashboard and centre-console layout as the standard-issue 911 Carrera, but features an Alcantara steering wheel, unique graphics for the infotainment system and a new analogue rev-counter, branded with Porsche’s “Turbo S” badging.
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Porsche hasn’t yet confirmed the specifications of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S’s powertrain, but both should feature a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six, four-wheel-drive and an eight- speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard.
Porsche’s entry-level 911 Turbo is rumoured to produce close to 600bhp, while the more potent Turbo S could offer upwards of 620bhp. If accurate, both figures would offer a significant hike over the previous-generation cars’ respective 542bhp and 572bhp efforts.
The leap in power should also provide a shorter 0–62mph time for the range-topping Turbo S. The previous-generation 991 model had an officially quoted time of 2.9 seconds, although this was always thought to be a conservative estimate. If conditions were good, our road testers regularly achieved near-2.6 second times.
As such, the 992 Turbo S could manage a sub-2.5 second 0–62mph time with the right surface and temperature, while top speed should edge upwards from the 205mph of the previous car.
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At the end of 2018, Porsche released details on its plan to electrify the 911 range. The update would see a pair of mild-hybrid powertrains added to the sports car’s line-up, with one acting as an alternative to the Carrera and one sitting alongside the flagship 911 Turbo.
However, we won’t see a hybrid-powered Turbo or Turbo S yet. Although the 992 generation car’s body-in-white was designed to accept hybridisation, Porsche’s engineers have mothballed the project for the current model as they’re concerned about the performance of today’s battery technology, as well as the added weight the hybrid system would bring.
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