Porsche 911 Turbo: Exciting Updates Await in 992.2 Generation

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Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche 911 Turbo

On May 28, Porsche disclosed the specs for the Carrera and Carrera GTS, leaving enthusiasts waiting for more information about the Carrera T, Carrera S, and other high-performance variants.

Recently, a GT2 RS prototype, similar to the pre-facelift GT3 RS, was captured in photographs. Additionally, a 992.2 Turbo prototype, lacking a rear wing but equipped with the active rear spoiler seen on the 992.2 Carrera and Carrera GTS, was observed testing at the Nürburgring and surrounding roads.

This vehicle, camouflaged in crucial areas such as the side air intakes, front bumper, and rear haunches, sported different front and rear wheels. While it’s anticipated that the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S will see increases in power and torque, it remains uncertain whether the current 3.7-liter engine in the 992.1 Turbo will be replaced by a version of the Carrera GTS’s 3.6-liter engine.

Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche 911 Turbo (Porsche)

The biggest question mark surrounds the rear end, with speculation about a GT3 Touring-like package for the Turbo or a manual, rear-wheel-drive version. Rennlist member silversurfer6 suggests the 992.2 Turbo might feature a hybridized 3.6-liter engine and a manual option with rear drive, though it is unclear if the manual version will be hybrid.

The Carrera GTS doesn’t have a manual due to its T-Hybrid system. While hoping for a manual, rear-drive option for the 992.2 Turbo, it’s worth noting Porsche hasn’t offered a manual Turbo since the 991.1 Turbo over a decade ago.

The manual Turbo made a comeback with the 992.1-gen 911 Sport Classic, which used a seven-speed manual and rear-wheel drive. It is uncertain why the 992.1 Turbo S wasn’t used for the Sport Classic, but it is likely due to torque handling issues.

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