Porsche has already issued several spy photos for the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo, but thanks to some spy photos, we finally see the 911 Turbo in its full glory, without any camouflage, completely disclosed.
Spy photos caught the 911 Turbo on the tracks in Nürburgring, and the judging by the photos, the vehicle on it is actually the Porsche 911 Turbo S configuration. Maybe the German company believed that the exterior tweaks are not big enough and that no one would notice them, but in reality, the 911 Turbo got a facelift that is easy to spot.
What is different between the spy photos and previous photos, whether they were spy or official by Porsche is the more aggressive body kit. For starters, the 2016 911 Turbo has wider rear arches, dual-plane spoiler on the back of the car, the tires feature an even lower profile than previously, along the leading edge the company has placed a large air intake and those are just the obvious tweaks. In order to make the 911 Turbo look elegant and sporty, Porsche has placed chromed surroundings for the side windows and sportier wing mirrors.
Aside from facelift to the exterior, Porsche is also changing the engine under the hood. The complete production of the 911 range will move to another direction, with Porsche opting for forced induction.
A perfect example for the change of approach is the 2016 Carrera, with a report citing that the new model will feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 364hp or 20 more ponies added to the engine. The current engine of the Carrera is a 3.4 liter naturally aspirated. The new Carrera S will also sport more ponies from a 3.0 liter engine than the 3.8 liter V6 engine of the current Carrera model. At this point, it is unknown how much power the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Turbo S version will produce, but we can be sure they will be much better than the current models.
The standard Porsche 911 is expected to get new, smaller family members to the lineup. One of them is a rumored model with turbocharged V6 engine. That would put the 911 Turbo in a weird place. With forced induction previously being exclusive to the Turbo models, it will be up to Porsche to find new ways to keep the Turbo special.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo is scheduled to make its debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Sales will begin shortly after, with even Australia getting a crack at the first wave of sales.