We've driven the new 991-series Porsche 911, and now the next chapter of the new 911 story – the 2013 Turbo – has been caught proving itself in the wintertide climate. Its most important details – the front and rear bumpers and side intakes – remain behind camo, but we now get a look at how the tail sits across the wider rump, and we think it looks quite good.

When it's finally revealed, the new 911 Turbo is expected to put out more than 500 horsepower – numbers from 520 hp to 550 hp have been mentioned – from it's tri-turboed (yes, three turbos) 3.6-liter flat six. Both the seven-speed PDK and seven-speed manual transmissions should be on offer, and the lighter-than-the-last-Turbo package should be screamingly fast. Have a look at the high-res gallery to see it from just about every angle.


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      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is going to rape everything when it comes out. The previous 911 Turbo could get to 60 in under 3 seconds. This thing is lighter and has an extra turbo! Goddam!
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RodRAEG
        we have a 2008 911 turbo, manual,...[i can't stand the pdk,..or ANY auto trans on our porsches!, or any car for that matter,...man up, and drive a man-peddle, i say!] and the thing is already blisteringly fast,...i'm guessing that once again,..porsches 911 turbo's will set the bar for the cars to beat in terms of sheer straight line speed,...[hear that nissan gtr?!,...you won't be able to beat it,..porsche let's you have your day in the sun,..than CRAPS all over you!!!],...my only problem with these things[having had numerous generations now of various 911's] is that our turbo has rather numb handling and steering,...wonder if that will continue with the 991 turbo,..fault the awd on turbo's,..but that's also what gives them that wicked straight line speed,...so guess they have to do that,...anyways,...we'll keep ours for awhile,..then trade in a few years to another USED 991 turbo,..[let someone ELSE take that depreciation hit!]
      • 2 Years Ago
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          Krishan Mistry
          • 2 Years Ago
          It's more of a dragstrip mauler, Autobahn bruising luxury GT that would demolish backroads and highway ramps. But I bet any 911 Turbo would kill 95% of track rivals on a given racetrack, then drive home in comfort.
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 2 Years Ago
          i'd have to agree here,...it's not really meant to shine at the track,..that's what the 911 gt3's are for,...it's meant to be a very fast "grand tourer",..and does THAT very well!...
      Kris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why they are hiding the head and tail lights? Like we don't know how they look already. BMW hided only the different parts on its M6.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        Road and Track got 2.6 out of a PDK equipped Turbo S, and while that may have been a ringer, most tests still put the 997 Turbo and Turbo S at high 2-low 3 seconds. A 991 Turbo off the line might just tear a hole in the time-space continuum.
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          these things are now going to ALWAYS have to have a smack down with it's supposed "arch-rival" the nissan gtr,...so i fully expect the new turbo to eclipse, or at least equal, the gtr in 0-60 speed,..i predict same as gtr, maybe 2.9 to 60,..the s will NOW probably be just as fast as the veyron,..maybe even faster!, 2.5 to 60,....have to give the gtr it's creedance though,..it's forced porsche to up the ante,..so i predict these new turbo's will beat it!,..they HAVE to!,..to justify that price!,
      Rixar13
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like a test drive please... wink ;-)
      Justin Kresty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting to see how the 3 turbo setup will pan out. Justin Kresty
      Laly Mary
      • 2 Years Ago
      Haopiaoliangya!Color like!http://www.balklanningaronline.com/category-138-b0-Balen+kl%C3%A4nningar+2012.html
      swede_speed
      • 2 Years Ago
      I cant wait to see how the tri-turbo thing is set up. But i always loved seeing the ridiculous power that tuners got from the car. I hope they can work with a three turbos as well as they did with two.
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      All Porsche has to do to hide their prototypes is to duct tape over rear end model name.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        If you can't tell the difference between a 911 turbo and a Carrera (aside from the badge), you really need eyeglasses. Integral spoiler, big ducts, swollen arches, exhaust tip shape, and it is the conservative of the super 911s. A GT2 or GT3 has all that plus a huge rear wing and big splitters, diffusers, decals, exposed carbon, etc. I think telling a 2008 GTR from a 2010 Spec V from a 2013 is much harder guesswork. They all look ugly.
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          much as i lambast the gtr for being a computer generated robot car,...i actually kind of like the way it looks!,...it grows on you,...but it certainly isn't a classic look, like the 911,...porsche would have to have finally gone mental to ever change that design,..it's probably the world's most recognizable car shape!, works for them for going on 50 years,...so give it a rest on the same tired, boring comments ',bout "it's stale design", and face the facts that you are in the very distinct minority there...
          Richard
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          One would argue that Porsches are just ugly modified VW beetle that has not drastically changed it general design in decades, just as you can argue the GT-R is ugly.
          sparrk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          It's true , the 911 is a super beetle and people love that. The GTR is just plain ugly.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        yawn
      Noz
      • 2 Years Ago
      MAN..it looks so different than the previous models that came before it for the last 30 years now.....NOT.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Noz
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        mrpinto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Noz
        Those who know can tell. On the other hand, those who know are probably more interested in what's underneath than what's on top. The 997 Turbo was pretty solid. They've added a gear, a turbo, and a bunch of horsepower, while dropping the weight. If that's not enough to get you enthused, I'm not sure that ditching the classic 911 look in favor of whatever thing you have in mind would be enough anyway.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Noz
        yes and no.
      TruthHertz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to see this car finally put the GTR in its place versus playing catch up for twice the dollar.
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TruthHertz
        oh trust me my friend,...porsche WILL sh@#$T all over nissans gtr!,...they won't let nissan claim that crown for long, they've been going back and forth now since 2009, and porsche ALWAYS WINS that battle..granted, you'll have to pay a hefty porsche premium to do that,...but i find it very interesting that porsche outsells the gtr by a now 10 to 1 ratio,...they sell 550 911's nationwide a month,..nissan sold 20!,..yes! 20!, nationwide last month,..the car is a sales dud!,....and the gtr is actually priced cheaper than almost any 911,...even the entry 911 now,...people, with the exception of the play-station generation,..hate that thing!,...
      larshafner
      • 2 Years Ago
      BEAST!
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