This is our best look yet at the new Porsche 911 Turbo.
Believe it or not, it's been around ten months since Porsche unveiled the new-entry level 911 Carrera at the 2018 LA Auto Show. We've been eagerly awaiting the new iteration of the more powerful 911 Turbo ever since, but the wait is nearly over as the new 911 range-topper is expected to debut later this year. It's been a while since we've seen the 992-generation 911 Turbo out in the wild, but our spies have spotted a new prototype with barely any camouflage disguising the design details.
The new 911 Turbo retains the Carrera's redesigned LED headlights, new front and rear bumpers, and full-width rear lightbar, but features wider fenders that give it a more muscular appearance. Dual exhaust tips and a giant rear spoiler also indicate we're looking at the more powerful Turbo variant.
Powering the Carrera S is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo flat-six unit sending 443 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, but the Turbo is expected to increase this output to around 600 horsepower, while the Turbo S could have as much as 640 hp. This would be a significant increase over the current Turbo S, which has 580 hp on tap. All that power will be sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
Porsche hasn't confirmed when the new 911 Turbo will debut, but there's a good chance it will make its world premiere at the 2019 LA Auto Show in November exactly one year after the Carrera, followed by the 911 Turbo Cabriolet next year. In the meantime, the new 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo will debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, which borrows the Panamera and Cayenne's 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 tuned to deliver 434 horsepower.