We’ve reported previously on some heavily camouflaged testers for the upcoming “991” Porsche 911, but it looks like the Germans are peeling back the cosmetic subterfuge and letting us see more of the future model.
Our friends at Motor Trend managed to spot what looks like a 911 Turbo Stesting with only a few stickers here and there, much less than the usual vinyl “blankets” we’re used to seeing. In back, the tester sports the familiar bumper apertures for cooling and what appears to be a retractable spoiler, but also has a redesigned diffuser and quad exhaust tips.
Outside, expect a lifted, sculpted body with the familiar 911 shape honed to improve its aerodynamic performance. Beneath the skin, look for the two seven-speed transmissions (both manual and automatic) we’ve heard about, as well as the usual range of flat-six engines.
It looks like those flat-sixes will include both a 3.4-liter and a 3.8-liter unit. In Carrera S form, the latter should provide a stout 400 hp, but Turbo S models -- perhaps like the car shown above -- could yield as much as 550 hp. Turbo S models will also likely continue to send that power to all four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system.
We’ll likely see the “991” in its full glory (and with details) at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Until then, click over to Motor Trend to see the rest of the latest spy shots.
Source: Motor Trend