Next-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo to Get GT2 RS Engine Parts, up to 630 HP
Quicker than the Ferrari 488 GTB!by Ciprian Florea, on
The next-generation Porsche 911 has been spotted testing on public roads numerous time since 2016, and more recently it was joined by the Turbo version. Along with the first spy shots also came the first rumors, which claim some pretty impressive performance figures. According to Autocar, while Porsche is planning to offer a hybrid model for the first time, electrification will occur in the non-Turbo variants. The latter will remain gasoline-only cars, mostly because Porsche wants to keep weight low and improve the power-to-weight ratio in its attempt to better compete with the Ferrari and its incredible 488 GTB. Output will also increase significantly by means of engine parts sourced from the GT2 RS.
Yup, Porsche is going all extreme with the Turbo and Turbo S using what it learned from developing the 911 GT2 RS, a car that lapped the Nurburgring in an incredible 6:47.3 minutes. There’s no specific word as to what parts will be borrowed, but recent reports claim that the 911 Turbo will arrive with close to 600 horsepower, while the 911 Turbo S will get a whopping 630 horsepower. With this in mind, let’s see how the new 911 Turbo will compare to the outgoing model.
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A lot of extra oomph
As for the 911 Turbo S, a 630-horsepower rating means that output jumps by a solid 50 horses
The revised twin-turbo, 3.8-liter flat-six (or will it be a 4.0-liter?) will crank out an extra 61 horses in the upcoming 911 Turbo. As for the 911 Turbo S, a 630-horsepower rating means that output jumps by a solid 50 horses. This new rating not only makes the Turbo S the most powerful not-GT 911 ever built but also brings it within only 30 horsepower of the Ferrari 488 GTB. The car will become quicker to 60 mph too. The Turbo S will probably do it in less than three seconds for the first time at 2.9 clicks, while the Turbo S should go below the 2.8-second mark with Sport Chrono, which will make it faster than the Ferrari. Both cars should be able to exceed 200 mph, while the Turbo S will probably hit close to 210 mph.
Combined with new active aerodynamics, the entire package should push the 911 Turbo even more into supercar territory
The enhanced drivetrain will benefit from a revised version of the MMB chassis. It will provide a wider track for increased stability and will shave a significant amount of pounds by more extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminum. Combined with new active aerodynamics, the entire package should push the 911 Turbo even more into supercar territory. Which is a good thing as the next-generation GT2 RS is quite a few years away.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo.
Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.