Porsche Spied Using Mule to Test Next-Generation Turbo 911

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Porsche is already developing the next-generation 911 Turbo.

We’ve already seen Porsche testing the 992-generation Carrera and Carrera S models, but while those prototypes were wearing production bodies, the German automaker is still using a 991-based mule for the new Turbo. It appears Porsche will widen the 992 Turbo quite a bit, based on the prototype seen here testing at the Nurburgring that’s wearing wider fenders on the stock body. If Porsche does decide to make the Turbo model even wider, expect to see larger wheels and tires filling up the fenders, which means better traction and even more grip. That also means a noticeable jump in power isn’t entirely out of the question.

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS made its debut at E3 2017 during the Microsoft Xbox press conference, but the German automaker hasn’t announced official specs on it yet. It is rumored, however, that it has around 700 horsepower thanks to the addition of water injection for the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. While that technology is a possibility for the next-gen Turbo model, there’s also a possibility that engine is getting retired to make way for a new, possibly smaller, engine.

Porsche purists can rest easy knowing the 911 Turbo won’t become electrified for the 992 generation – the automaker has ruled out an electrified 911 for the near future.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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