Spied: Porsche 911 Turbo Prototypes Testing in Nevada

The 911 Turbo is a motoring icon and Porsche is hard at work on the next-generation model. Motor Trend's visual assets manager Brian Vance recently caught a caravan of eight 991 911 Turbo coupes and convertibles testing in Nevada and managed to snag some pictures of the prototypes.

These Georgia-plated (location of Porsche's North American HQ) 911 Turbo mules were likely heading to Death Valley for some hot-weather testing. Despite the masked front-end and faux-997 taillights, these mules are clearly 991-series Turbo models. The giveaways include the prominent rear wing, flared wheel arches, the new front splitter, and the gaping air intakes just forward of the rear wheels.

Rumor has it that the all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo may be powered by a tri-turbo F-6 of unknown displacement, producing more than 530 hp, the output of the previous-generation 911 Turbo S. Porsche's seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic will most certainly be offered, while the new seven-speed manual transmission is likely. The 991-series 911 Turbo should debut late this year, as a 2014 model.

Head over to Motor Trend for the full gallery of photos.

Source: Motor Trend

 

JJ Cleghorne
What, no new photos of the test mules in Nevada?

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