We bet that the new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo will stay true to the traditional form while the LED layout will change. The front and rear bumpers will also change, can become more aggressive. When it comes to taillights, we can not be sure they will be thinner because the latest trends or the Germans can go past and present something like a long band configuration that will be a big unusual change for somebody. The Carrera is modern. Anyway, the director of the Porsche product line, Erhard Mössle, has promised little change, so we’d better listen to it. Turbo will definitely stay special with bumpers and a lot of aero bits compared to regular models.
The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo fascia gets new features like LED daytime running lights. This is the first time we see them clearly on this test mule. The wings are wider, but far from finished, and the same rear lights remain. The angle does not give us a completely clear view of the front, unfortunately, but we assume some of the same standard style report style treatments. At the back, there are many new features to watch. The fragile flat wings, as mentioned, are above the LED lights, and are represented for the first time. The quad exhaust tip can also be seen, and seems much more ready for production than some of the equipment shown in the previous prototypes. High tire wheels also look like something that can be seen in the production model, but there are still a lot of disguises around the body to keep the final look hidden.
A little more camouflage unfolds, showing more infotainment screens and dashboard passenger sides. As we saw above, the 911 will have a new instrument cluster with an analog feature flanked by a digital display. The infotainment screen is about twice as wide as the current model. It also appears to display an updated interface. Ventilation is now under the infotainment screen and most of the button has moved from the dashboard to the center console. We are very happy to see that the 911 will retain the manual transmission, although it is never really in doubt. It also looks like a Porsche that finally puts a cup holder in the middle.
The new turbo powertrain is likely to be a double-turbocharged-6 flat just like it did with its predecessor. With Turbo currently delivering 540 horsepower, expect the new to have something in the 580-600 range. All-wheel drive should be standard. Although it is not yet confirmed, it is possible that Turbo S combines an electric motor with a twin-turbo engine to provide something of the order of 650 hp. Remember, Porsche is once again open to move 911, and the next Turbo is a good starting point. This corresponds to Porsche’s top-down strategy for electrification, which saw a hybrid powertrain used for the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo should be launched shortly after the 911 standard model. The photos reveal a front right skirt and the front edge of the hood with larger front fenders. Porsche will retain key style clues from the classic 911 turbo model, including the air intakes next to the door.