The new flagship Porsche 911 Turbo S has been spied without cladding, offering our best look yet at its interior and exterior styling
Our spy photographers have snapped an uncamouflaged prototype of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S undergoing 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.
These images reveal the styling of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S in its entirety – both inside and out. This 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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This latest batch of spy shots also provides our most detailed look yet at the 911 Turbo S’s 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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