The Images Look Straight from the Assembly Line
Here’s your first look at the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo (992). The leak comes from an Instagram user named t_schleicher. Schleicher’s image provides what appears to be a very clear look of the upcoming car. It’s a gorgeous-looking version of the 911, and we’re more excited now than ever for it.
It’s easy to tell this is the new version of the 911, and if you compare it to the spy shots that are out there for the 911 Turbo, it looks like this could definitely be the real thing. As Carscoops notes, it has the squared-off quad exhaust tips, a unique rear bumper, and the rear wing seen in the test cars.
As far as powertrain options go, there’s not a whole lot of specific information out there. It will likely be a turbocharged version of the 3.8-liter flat-six engine. Carscoops suggests it could get as much as 600 hp, but that’s total speculation.
Past reports on the upcoming car indicated there would be electrified versions of the 911 eventually. Motor1 reported that wouldn’t come until 2022. An electrified 911 might sound like sacrilege to some, but with hybrid supercars looking to be the future, it’s really not a big shocker. Motor1 also reports the possibility of two hybrid variants. One could sit down by the Carrera while the other would sit higher in the lineup next to the 911 Turbo.
It will be interesting to see how the 911 Turbo is once Porsche officially releases photos and information about it. In the meantime, we’ll start at the image above and imagine what’s yet to come.