Despite Geneva being canceled, the new 911 Turbo will still break cover next week as planned.
The 2020 Geneva Motor Show was supposed to open its doors to the media in just three days but an abrupt cancelation due to the coronavirus outbreak has forced manufacturers to change its plans at the last minute. One of the most anticipated 2020 Geneva model debuts was the new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo. While it will no longer make its public debut at the Swiss auto show, it will still break cover next week as planned.
Porsche has confirmed the new 911 range-topper will be revealed online in a livestream event instead. The presentation will take place on March 3 at 10.10 am CET and will be hosted by former Formula 1 driver and Porsche brand ambassador Mark Webber. It will be screened live in English and Chinese.
Porsche says the new 911 Turbo will have "unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort."
In addition, Porsche has released the first official teaser image of the new 911 Turbo, showing off its wider fenders and fixed rear wing that distinguish it from its tamer Carrera sibling. A full-width LED light bar illuminates the darkened image, which was first seen on the 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S that debuted back in 2018. Sadly, we don't get a view from the front, but a short teaser video also shows the 911 Turbo from other angles hiding under a sheet.
Unfortunately for Porsche, however, the new 911 Turbo has already leaked in all its glory in spy photos. Last week, a red Porsche 911 Turbo S was spotted completely undisguised ahead of its debut. More recently, we also got a clear look at a stunning silver example.
Technical details are still being kept under wraps, but we're expecting the new 911 Turbo to pack a 3.8-liter flat-six producing around 600 horsepower in the standard model and around 640 hp in the Turbo S range-topper. This would be a massive power increase over the outgoing Turbo S, which develops 580 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Power will be sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.