SPYSHOTS: Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Ducktail’ seen testing

With 650 PS and 800 Nm of torque, couple of will require more performance versus latest Porsche 911 Turbo S already offers, though it packs a little more weight than something like the track-focused GT3 RS. Porsche has stated it promises to offer a ‘Lightweight’ package the 992 Turbo, possibly one that goes even further in weight reduction compared to one currently provided.

This vehicle seen doing laps for the Nurburgring Nordschleife might be a development vehicle for an even more weight-reduced 911 Turbo. Leading end appears unchanged from the regular production car, though a look into the cabin reveals that its standard seats have now been replaced with fixed-back products through the 991-generation GT3 RS, and a half-cage behind them instead of the conventional backside seats.

The rear end for the development automobile here wears a ‘ducktail’ back decklid spoiler in place of the typical Turbo’s adjustable unit, harking back into the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and more recently, the 997-generation Sport Vintage. The reduced rear bumper arrangement that houses separate exhaust outlets appear to confirm the Turbo powertrain, as opposed to the centralised twin outlets utilized by the GT3 and GT3 RS.

Utilizing the 911 Turbo base vehicle already available for sale, the yet-to-be officially known as lightweight Turbo could see a debut early next year. Might a six-speed manual be properly used right here as opposed to the PDK eight-speed dual-clutch car, incorporating fat toward Sport Classic recipe? Autoblog reported that trackside observers heard the gearchanges to ‘lack the lightning-quick shifts’ associated with the PDK. More is going to be revealed eventually.

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