2013 Porsche 991 Turbo GT3 and GT2 Revealed

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2013 Porsche 991 Turbo GT3 and GT2 Revealed

NeuralBlog Exclusive, Dec 19 2011 (Updated)

2014 Porsche 991 Turbo GT2

2014 Porsche 991 Turbo GT2

2013 Porsche 991 Turbo

2013 Porsche 991 Turbo GT3

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the Porsche 991 Turbo to have a huge increase in power over the 997. the latest 3.8 liter flat six will have around 520bhp. the Turbo should be able to trim its

Now things start to get interesting, with the arrival of forced induction set to move the 991 into another performance league. As with the current car, the new 991 Porsche Turbo will get a wider bodywork and what is confirmed by early spy shots, big air intakes ahead of the rear wheels. The rear wheels look to be 20-inch as standard.

There's also a low rise fixed wing to neutralize rear lift at the turbo's 200mph+ top speed.

Don't expect the Porsche 991 Turbo to have a huge increase in power over the 997: "we're anticipating that the twin-turbocharged version of the latest 3.8 liter flat six will have around 520bhp. This is in comparison to the current car which throws down a whopping 493bhp and just short of the 997 Turbo S sitting at a 530bhp mark.

The combination of four wheel drive, launch control and a PDK seven speed double clutch gearbox means that the Turbo should be able to trim its time for the 0-62mph sprint to just under 3 seconds.

Porsche is also likely to offer the Targa version of the 991 for those who can't quite choose between the coupe and the cabriolet. The Targa will probably feature a power-operated glass roof. Additionally expect a GTS and a chopped-down version of the speedster too. We're less likely to see a 991 hybrid despite previous reports. Porsche insiders admit the 150kg weight penalty of an electric motor and batteries would substantially take away from the spirited driving experience we've come to expect from a Porsche.

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