Somewhere while he is recovering, Richard Hammond’s head is exploding because the next Porsche 911 Turbo S was spotted testing at the Nurburgring, sporting a wide body kit. These pictures from AutoBlog clearly show the car’s model on the front splitter, and the rear wing is that of the current Turbo S.
In addition, this test mule also sports some more current-gen parts, including the lights and bumpers. The fenders, on the other hand, are where we see some major changes.
Porsche popped on some wider, more aggressive fender flares while also fitting fatter tires to the car. If the wide body is indeed indicative of the release version of the new Turbo S (I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be since they’re testing it), then it should make the new model faster and grippier around the track.
Other than some exterior cues, there isn’t much we can see that gives us better clues as to what the new Turbo S will have. The new base model 911 should come sometime next spring at the earliest, with the 911 Turbo and Turbo S presumably coming later in the year.
AutoBlog anticipates the new generation of 911 Turbos to produce over 600 HP, with the Turbo S topping that figure. The current generation of 911 Turbo produces 540 HP with a top speed of 198 MPH, while the current Turbo S produces 580 HP with a top speed of 205 MPH.
All this to say, the new generation of Turbo S should be quite peppy.