Porsche’s upcoming big-power 992s flex their muscles on the Green Hell.
This article, originally published April 28th, 2019, has been updated with a spy video of the new 992-generation Turbo Cabriolet.
Have you heard? A new 911 is out, which means Porsche will debut a seemingly endless amount of different variants to cater to each and every sort of buyer. We’ve seen the upcoming GT3 model testing on the Nurburgring for a while now, and we got our first glimpse of the Targa model in April. Now, we get to see the big-daddy Turbo testing on the Green Hell.
YouTuber Carspotter Jeroen managed to snag a few clips of a couple of 992-generation coupe test mules going for it on the Nordschleife during one of the track’s industry test sessions. One of them is sporting a dual-exit exhaust setup similar to the design on the new base Carrera S, while the other has a four-exit setup more akin to the 991-generation Turbo.
Why do we think these cars are Turbos? Well, the biggest distinctions are the intake vents present on the fenders right behind the doors—a signature feature for all Turbo models since the 996-generation Turbo. The cars also sport a rear wing similar to the one found on the current 911 Turbo.
YouTuber Automotive Mike also spotted a soft top convertible version of the new Turbo testing on the ‘Ring, sporting the same quad exhaust tip design and extended rear spoiler: