Now that Porsche released the full details on the new 2012 911 Carrera and Carrera S, engineers are hard at work finishing off the numerous other variants in the pipeline. Lo and behold, Motor Trend managed to snap what looks like 991-generation Turbo Cabriolet undergoing testing in Germany.
We’ve previously spotted a 991 Turbo covered in camouflage, and Porsche even teased the 911 Cabriolet in an earlier video showing the new 911 undergoing testing in South Africa. Still, this is the first we’ve seen a Turbo Cabriolet out and about in the real world. The additional 3.9 inches of length gained over the current-generation 997 is immediately apparent, as the with the soft top sports a less angular backlight and curvier side glass. The top looks to have also lost some lateral ribs, giving the roof a cleaner, smoother look. Demarcating it as a Turbo variant are the real fender scoops and fixed rear wing, similar to those found on the Turbo coupe prototypes.
The 2012 Porsche 911 will make its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Carrera and Carrera S trims. The former will be powered by a 3.4-liter boxer-six good for 350 hp; the latter comes with a direct-injected 3.8-liter boxer-six producing 400 hp. Both cars will be available with either Porsche’s seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox or a seven-speed manual transmission. Expect to see the 991 Turbo to add forced induction to that same 3.8-liter engine, and offer more power than the 500 hp yielded by the current model. All-wheel drive will likely continue to be standard equipment.
We hope that Porsche will grant us some more details when it unveils the new 911 next month, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the company waits to trot out the Turbo at a later date. In the meantime, check out the full gallery of spy shots over at Motor Trend.
Source: Motor Trend