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Ferrari Will Be Shocked By The New Porsche 911 Turbo

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This is going to be epic.

Now that the all-new 992 Porsche 911 is here, it's time to turn our attention to the next 911 Turbo. Put it like this: Porsche isn't holding back and competitors including Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini should be put on notice. While the 911 Turbo has never been nearly as hardcore as the GT3, GT3 RS, and GT2 RS, it's still a formidable supercar foe.

After all, it is a supercar and it can also be a perfectly suitable daily driver. And the 992 911 Turbo will be more powerful than any of its predecessors. Car and Driver reports that the next 911 Turbo is expected to debut later this year, most likely either at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September or Los Angeles in November.

Like the outgoing model, it will retain a twin-turbocharged flat-six which will likely be an evolution of the current engine. Thanks to numerous upgrades output will also increase. By how much? The current 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S have 540 and 580 horsepower, respectively, so chances are maximum output this time around will exceed 600 hp.

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo, by comparison, has 720 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, though it's rear-wheel-drive only. The 911 Turbo's standard all-wheel drive could make it even faster off the line, despite the lower output. Porsche's new eight-speed PDK will be the sole gearbox on offer.

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Additional driver aids will be added as well, including rear-wheel steering. The usual assortment of aerodynamic features will return, including a unique rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and front spoiler. Both the coupe and convertible could debut at the same time, but this information is not yet confirmed. Pricing? The outgoing Turbo begins at $163,000 while the Turbo S jumps to $190,000.

Given the assortment of upgrades, power increase, a generally more refined car, don't be surprised to see Porsche charge even more. The 992 Turbo S could start at $200,000. Fortunately, we won't have to wait much longer to find out.