The Porsche 911 Turbo has been spotted with a retro-inspired ducktail spoiler.
The new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo debuted several months ago, but Porsche already been caught testing a new mysterious 911 Turbo prototype. Look closely, and you can see the 911 Turbo's rear wing has been replaced with a retro-inspired Ducktail spoiler.
We got our first look at this new 911 Turbo variant back in March soon after the standard car debuted, but footage posted by YouTube channel Automotive Mike shows it on the move for the first time during a testing session at the Nurburgring.
The rear bumper is also heavily camouflaged, suggesting the back of the car will also be modified, and the rear seats have been removed and replaced with a rollcage. The exhaust note also sounds very aggressive, so this prototype could be equipped with a new exhaust system. So, what is Porsche cooking up here?
Porsche could be working on a new version of the special edition 911 Sport Classic that was originally based on the 997-generation Porsche 911 Carrera. Limited to only 250 examples, the 911 Sport Classic featured a ducktail spoiler inspired by the iconic Carrera RS 2.7, a double-dome roof and a wider rear body, and a wider track on the rear axle.
Alternatively, Porsche could offer the retro updates as an optional styling package for the new 911 Turbo. The Heritage Design Package available for the 911 Speedster added similar styling updates, so Porsche could offer the same package for the 911 Turbo.
If this is a new styling package, don't expect any powertrain upgrades. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S packs a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. However, recent tests have shown the new 911 Turbo S is faster than Porsche claims.