• Mar 15, 2011
Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Thanks to our crafty team of spy photographers, we now have a clear look at the next-generation Porsche 911 Turbo undergoing its development. It doesn't exactly take a keen eye to notice those two massive air intakes situated on the flanks of the vehicle, and a set of flared rear fenders do their best to hide some serious rubber.

Around the rear of the vehicle, it's clear that the new 911 Turbo will wear exhaust outlets that are integrated into the back valance. Interestingly enough, there's no massive whale tail lurking around, so the engineers must have found a way to package the potent flat-six without needing the extra space.

Speaking of the engine, word has it that Porsche has managed to milk anywhere from 500 to 600 horsepower out of the six-pot, and all of that grunt will likely dump onto the pavement via an all-wheel-drive system. Porsche is slated to pull back the sheets on the base 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year. That leaves room for the Turbo to bow at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      it's weird to see a turbo without the signature tail, but i'll get used to it. i'm sure they will offer an aerokit with a fixed wing, as they always do.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does Porsche even bother with camo?

      And I'll take mine in black!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks... the same... like IBx1 said, there's no point in adding the camo, from where I'm sitting I know exactly what it is... lol

      I'd still get one if I had 150k to throw around though =/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it is coming along nicely.

      I have absolutely no problem with Porsche's evolutionary approach to the 911 line.

      For those who want something different looking, though... Imagine this:

      A Porsche 911 C4S, or Turbo AWD completely re-bodied and with a different interior.

      Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with angular and sleek bodywork with new details blended with the slant nose similar to a Renault Alpine A610, or otherwise something like the Mercedes C111 or Maserati Bora, and gull wing doors and fastback of the DeLorean DMC12, all brought into the state of the art for the second decade of the 21st century.

      Resurrect and evolve the other half of the Rear-engined cars (Renault Alpines, and DMC12), the folded-paper angular designs, rather than Porsche's curvy organic shapes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So its the same, but different.


      Always curious what the test drivers think when somebody with a camera starts clicking away at their project car. I mean, they can't exactly do anything to stop them, but its gotta be kind of a strange situation.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks too much like a Cayman with the curved top part of the hips
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm sure that what you're seeing is the direct result of pushing the engine forward a couple inches. There was some pretty heavy talk from a Porsche exec that it was being moved a little and it looks like it actually happened. It explains why they don't need a big cover for the TT engine either; there's a little more room in the back. Either way, I think the Cayman is easily the best looking Porsche out there right now so anything they do to make the 911 to look like more of one (AKA mid-engined looking) then I'm all for it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. The way the rear fenders meet the sloping roof/back glass is very Cayman-esque.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why even bother camouflaging it? This porsche will look brand new in 20 years, and in 20 years it will look 60 years old.
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks the same to me..... oh wait... that's cause all Porsche's DO look the same.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      i just dont get porshce, they have a better handling, and better looking, car than this one give the power of this to that one and get rid of this tired old design, just my opinion.
        • 3 Years Ago
        the 911 is one of a kind. fans love it. Porsche does it for the fans. screw what everyone else thinks.

        you get it now ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      groundbreaking!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too much Cayman, not enough 911.
      • 3 Years Ago
      AND! .....looks the same -.-
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