Porsche 911 Turbo (2013) latest spy shots

This is our greatest appear however at the up coming-gen 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo. Sporting just a handful of stickers to defend the lights, entrance grilles and trademark aspect intakes, this 991-era Turbo is in the ultimate levels of testing on Spanish mountain roadways.

We’ll see the motor vehicle unveiled in 2013, possibly at Porsche’s residence function: the Frankfurt motor demonstrate in September.

What is new in these Porsche 911 Turbo spy photographs?

Porsche has but again attempted the crafty trick of dressing its 991 mules to seem like the previous 997-gen automobile. Appear intently at the engine air intakes and you will see that beneath the camo-sticker formed like the 997’s triangular aperture, the 991 will sport a more rounded, smaller opening.

We have also received a much better search at the revised front bumper and splitter, which sports somewhat flared lessen lips, like the new Cayman.

At the rear, we see the initial outing for the boxy quad tailpipes – prior 911 Turbo mules sported ill-fitting solitary-section pipes. And the closing form of the wheelarch ducting in the corners of the rear bumper is also noticeable. Other Turbo cues like the huge bi-plane rear spoiler, and front foglights in tiny ‘pods’ very pleased of the entrance bumper, have been carried more than from the 997.

Is that a gearshift paddle I spy powering the steering wheel?

Indeed it is. However Porsche will reportedly continue to supply the 991 Turbo with an outdated-school manual transmission (albeit a 7-speed ‘box), you are going to will need the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK to genuinely extract the very best of the 991’s ground-masking functionality. Purchasers absolutely the favour the PDK: 95% of 997 Turbos were purchased with the paddle-change gearbox, in accordance to Porsche figures.

Like the outgoing 997 Turbo S, which transported with PDK only, the 991 Turbo will boast torque-vectoring all-wheel push, the usual myriad of dynamic Porsche driving aids, and close to 520bhp from its twin-turbo 3.8-litre flat 6. Gasoline intake and CO2 output will also fall from the 997 Turbo’s respectable 24.8mpg and 268g/km.

Whilst the rumoured 520bhp is close to the energy output of a 997 Turbo S (and ‘only’ 30bhp up on the regular 997 Turbo) the new motor vehicle need to gain from the 991’s current diet program. Porsche shaved close to 65kg from the outgoing Carrera 4 with the most recent product, even with the improve in the car’s in general dimensions.

And will there be a 991 Turbo S in thanks study course?

Of course, and it’ll have about 550bhp, in accordance to CAR’s resources. That electricity bump will push the 991 Turbo even more into the territory of its most important nemesis: the 542bhp Nissan GT-R.

It really should tee up fairly a fight for the title of greatest all-climate supercar (and Nurburgring king) for 2013, nevertheless the Porsche will be significantly extra high-priced than the £74,480 Nissan. Reckon on a selling price tag of £130,000 for the new 911 Turbo, and £150,000 for the Turbo S flagship.