Minimal Camo: New 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo
Killer-M | On 12, Dec 2012
These are the clearest photos of the new 911 (model 99) twin-turbo Porsche 911.
Looks like the 991-based, 2013 Porsche 911Turbo has been spied once again, with some great close-ups taken. It’s sporting almost no camouflage, and the prototype appears virtually ready for it’s production run.
As most blogs have been speculating the overall design stays faithful to the 911 classic lines with very little and subtle changes off the current model.
Most dramatic changes are the updated front fascia, revised litronic headlights and larger air intakes – which, if you look closer have somewhat deviated from the triangular style and more into a rounded hollow. It appears a new exhaust system has been fashioned, however I would doubt that the single exhaust pipes will stay – as you can clearly see the bumper shields have been designed to house larger (possibly quad) square type pipes.
Engine details still remain unclear with speculation suggesting the new 991 turbo could feature a triple-turbocharged flat-six with approximately 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp).
Rumors aside – it’s possible we’ll see something to the tune of a 520-525 bhp from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat six, possibly with a hybrid dry/wet sump engine. It’s almost certain that the power-plant will be connected to a seven-speed manual or an optional PDK transmission, ensuring that this would be one of the world’s fastest hyper-cars, easily living up to the Porsche 911 Turbo legacy and brand.
The new turbo will debut early next year 2013.