Our trusty spy photographers have caught the upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet with its top down and its tail up on a stroll through German streets. To our eyes, the extended length and wheelbase are accentuated in the rear-end packaging, but it's still a looker.

Some reports say that motivation will come from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six, others say there will be three turbos affixed for immediate low-end action. Horsepower ratings are also a muddle for now, with various reports suggesting 515 horsepower or thereabouts, making for a 15-hp increase over the current Turbo, and that would be followed by a Turbo S with somewhere around 550 hp, a 20-hp bump on the present Turbo S. Other reports say the regular turbo will go straight for the 550-hp jugular, leaving the S to haunt the neighborhood of 600 hp.

What we do know is that it will pack all-wheel drive, a seven-speed transmission in traditional stick or PDK, and every electro-bauble in Porsche's arsenal when it finally is revealed. For now, catch what you can in the high-res gallery of spy photos.


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      Schadenfreude
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is going to be BADASS
      jmize44066
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing is a s beautiful as this car.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      really curious about the final design of the air intakes
      • 3 Years Ago
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        da.kid1
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hhmm, how do I put this?The GTR is a computer on wheels that only little ricer boys will buy because they can't handle pure performance and the awesomeness of driving with the 7 speed manual on the 911.The GTR is cheaper than the rest, so what?It's getting anoying.PS/ the 911 is actually one of the most reliable sports cars in existence.
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 3 Years Ago
          @da.kid1
          porsche was just rated second only to lexus as producing the most reliable cars in the marketplace, according to j.d. power and assoc.,,..and same thing with even the old fuddy duddy consumer reports,..so, once again,...such patent miss-information as to be totally laughable boy racer!,..while i said i actually do respect what nissan has accomplished with their gtr,...performance car buyers,..yes, the ones who can ACTUALLY buy these things,..are NOT buying the gtr, but are opting in very large numbers for gm's corvette, and porsches 911,... beemer m3's,..and such,..do you realize that your gtr now sells 2 PER STATE NATIONWIDE NOW PER MONTH?!!!!,..it's not long for this world with sales numbers like that my friend,..and like i said,..i fear the next really big announcement you'll hear on this car is that it's,..guess what?,..BEEN KILLED OFF!,...
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        Right... just like this: http://youtu.be/gwetSfXg3pg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsRBMGDcFi8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENIo_RnFp_g
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        with spelling like this you won't even be able to buy a micra, dude
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          lachmund,..i want to apologize for my rude and obnoxiuos comment posted earlier,...sincerely regret acting like such a twit!,....stupid temper got the better of me,..yes, we do own a 2008 911 turbo coupe manual,..sport chrono package plus, with rear lock diff,..thing is a beast,...just shouldn't get so worked up about what are probably adolescents commenting on here,..let me assure you,..i'm no adolescent,..haven't seen those days for goin' on 50 years now,...sorry for me stupid behavior,...micra huh?,..maybe i should look into one!...
      TrueDat
      • 3 Years Ago
      i'm not sure i even want to know how good this car is going to be, lol
      Justin Shaw
      • 3 Years Ago
      seven speed transmission...(starts grooling)
      s1a1x1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uhhh... weird rollbar anyone? And why does it look huge? Is that driver tiny?
      imag
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've seen a few of the new 911s on the street now. They make me sad. They are officially big cars now. They have lost the sportiness of even the 997, let alone the 993. It's a pretty design update, but it's too bad it had to go up a size.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @imag
        i live in europe and NO they don't look big...they are still pretty compact tbh
      tbird57w
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey a black bathtub with seats for 4 and little airfoil! get out your checkbooks for this looker.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        TrueDat
        • 3 Years Ago
        don't forget about the Turbo S... my guess is it will pack at least 520 hp be that it comes with the same basic powerplant used in the 997.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TrueDat
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          TrueDat
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TrueDat
          not necessarily. for the 997, it was only 4 years after the turbo. also, i wouldn't worry about the 2013 GT500.. it will barely be able to keep up with the 997 Turbo.
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 3 Years Ago
        the 2 cars are now always bench marked against each other...[read somewhere that porsche bought a gtr to tear it down, and do research on it to see what made it tick,..so ta speak],..so trust me,..the new turbo will either equal,..or beat the gtr slightly,..and the turbo s will crush it,...and here's where it gets real dicey,..while i do respect and admire what the gtr can put down,..[if you like that sort of thing,..it's too computer aided and the fact that you can't get it in a manual is a non-starter for me,..sorry,..just too old school!],...i fear that the gtr is not gonna be long for this world too much longer,..it has truly dismal sales numbers,...it's arch enemy now outsells it by 10 to 1,..[the porsche 911]...nissan says they are working on the next generation,...but now i'm hearing it will be re-badged as an infinity,..something they probably should have done to begin with,...and before you gtr fan-boys get all worked up about how porsche sell the same number of turbo's as nissan does gtr's,..yes,..you're right,..but here's the rub,..the basic 911 is now pushing 100k,..just like the gtr,..and guess what?,..even with much less performance, it is crushing the gtr in sales,..as i said,..10 to 1,..[look it up at nagtroc.com if ya don't believe me],...nissan's car is a sales dud,..and i'm not gonna be surprised if they kill it off altogether as opposed to bringing out the next generation,..just somethin' ta chew on,...
          Jonathan Arena
          • 3 Years Ago
          @lewazzinaroillus
          I highly doubt the engineers care what Nissan has in the GTR... that car was designed specifically to beat the turbo, and when Porsche brings out the new one, Nissan will have to start over from scratch to catch up again.
      mazzata
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very unfortunate looking conveyance.
      • 2 Years Ago
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