Exclusive: Here’s your first look at the facelifted Porsche 991.2 Turbo S
Hot on the heals of the 991.2 Carrera, the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo S has been spotted by Total 911’s spies lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife without any camouflage during an industry test day this week.
Our exclusive spy shots show that, even more so than the impending 991.2 Carrera, the next Porsche 911 Turbo’s styling is definitely a case of evolution rather than revolution.
The second-generation 991 Turbo S’s front bumper is only subtly altered from the current car, with new LED driving lights integrated into the side vents (that themselves have been revised to provide a more uniform shape).
The side profile of the de-camouflaged test mule is, bar the new door handle shape (as also seen on the turbocharged 991.2 Carrera), no different to the current 911 Turbo and Turbo S models.
At the rear though there are a number of aesthetic differences, including revised exit vents at the side of the bumper. Moving from a single-fin design, the vents now feature two horizontal plastic blades, with the red reflector panels now integrated into the vents’ uppermost swage line.
Like the Porsche 991.2 Carrera, the rear lights feature more prominently angled edges, with a 3D effect similar to the Macan SUV, while the decklid cover of this Turbo S test mule also resembles the design seen on the facelifted Carrera.
Feature two panels of vertical vents (rather than the current dual horizontal design) it looks like, across the 991.2 range, the next Porsche 911’s decklid will hark back to the original grill seen on Sixties 901s and 2.0-litre 911s.
While the Porsche 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S will switch to 3.0-litre turbocharged flat sixes upon their official release in Frankfurt next month, it is not known what will propel the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.
However, given the relatively minor styling changes, it can be said with fairly strong authority that the current 3.8-litre, twin turbocharged DFI unit is likely to be retained. Through various minor tweaks (and a new ECU) expect power to be boosted though in order to keep the Turbo as a distinct jump over the Carrera.
With the next Porsche 911 Turbo not expected to be formally released for another 18 months, get a full walk-around of the facelifted car in our full spy shot gallery.