If there's ever been automotive case for constant evolution, it is the Porsche 911. It seems like every time a new version of the rear-engined sports car debuts, Porsche is already hard at work on a facelifted version of it that changes some subtle, barely noticeable aspect.

Such is the case with this round of images of a facelifted 911 Turbo, which was seen undergoing winter testing alongside the facelifted, hardtop-version of the 911 Cabriolet we showed you yesterday. The new, 991-based 911 Turbo was just unveiled in May of 2013.

Like the Cabrio from yesterday, both the Turbo and naturally aspirated models shown here feature additional slats at the rear of the car, right behind the rear wheels. These slats on the standard model lend credence to what we learned yesterday - that even the regular 911 models could end up getting turbocharged mills.

The presence of the slats on the 911 Turbo, though, is what's really news. While the base car features a pair of vents on each side of its rear fascia, the 911 Turbo gets three aside. Could it be possible that the same turbocharged engine will be used across the board, with varying states of tune for Carrera, Carrera S and Turbo models? It certainly seems possible based on these images. Let us know what you think Porsche is up to, by posting your thoughts in Comments.


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      Jared
      • 10 Months Ago
      It looks the same. I don't see a facelift.
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 10 Months Ago
      There's no way that Porsche would dare off Turbocharged engines across the board. It would be too easy to boost them. Then how could they justify adding a $75,000 premium to the base model when all you have to do is increase the boost to get the same power out of the base that you do out of the turbo. That would be a big mistake. Talk about the aftermarket going crazy.
        Joseph
        • 10 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Unless of course the upcoming base and S models are getting a 4 cylinder engine that is turbo charged while the "Turbo" maintains the 6.
        desf
        • 10 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Why wouldn't they? All manufacturers are doing it. Also, they can make the same simple trick as witth Macan - it's basically the same V6, but S gets 3.0 and turbo gets extra displacement. For me it sounds about right, because putting twin turbo 3.8 flat 6 just to get about 350bhp seems like overkill. Second thing is that, some parts between these engines can vary, it's common in VW group. For example their huge line-up of famous (eu spec) 1.9 TDI had about zillion variants differing sometimes by 10-15hp, but lesser models were getting cheaper turbos, cheaper crankshafts, cheaper connection rods and so on. You could just chip-tune lower models to top of tier tune, or even higher, but you were risking higher reliability isues.
      audisp0rta4
      • 10 Months Ago
      Looks like fun to play with the 991 Turbo in the snow!
      TN
      • 10 Months Ago
      Why fix it when it ain't broken.
      Brian
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wow, look at those taillights. They've done a real good job at designing the rear of the car.. almost feels like the front end styling needs to catch up though.
      thedriveatfive
      • 10 Months Ago
      Its nice, but has really grown over the years. The 964 generation smaller dimensionally, that is what I always seem to think of.
      surf dude
      • 10 Months Ago
      Own a 1999 911 Carrera, (996). 1st year of the water-cooled engine. Bought it used so the price was right. Most of the sour grape opinions are probably by non-owners. Don't care what you think! Porsche owners have their vehicles because they LIKE them. If an owner doesn't like his/her car....they are no longer an owner!
      rhill65
      • 10 Months Ago
      Having owned 2 turbo 911, I can tell you that it is one of the most stable road worthy exotics. Yeah a oil change will run you just north of $390.00 but that usually includes a total check up on all the cars systems. The porsche mechanic where I got my last turbo serviced told me that the only thing that I would ever be replacing is tires and oil changes; and he was right. The turbo is expensive but definitiely woth it.
      550PlusX5
      • 2 Months Ago

      I wonder how much more $$$ the 991.2 911s with these power increases.


      Bernard
      • 10 Months Ago
      There's only but so many ways to dress up a frog. Iconic, the new synonym for uncreative and clichéd.
      Scott
      • 10 Months Ago
      Boring car! Same stuff since the mid-70s...Spartan interior, average performance...nothing to see here...
        Tim
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Scott
        Over 500 HP. 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. Leather-wrapped everything with more gizmos and gadgets than you can shake a stick at. Are you sure we're looking at the same car?
        Pingü Kùtú
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Scott
        since the 60s, not 70s. and average performance u say? please go back to ur video game, u have nothing to do here...
      alexkoolur
      • 10 Months Ago
      yawn. The 911 needs to start from scratch, these "evolutions" are so bland. But, luckily for porsche, there will never be a shortage of douche-bag yuppie bankers willing to shell out top dollar to purchase one of these with $70k in options to impress at the country club when buffy gets too old to do that
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