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2023 Porsche 911 Turbo Facelift spied for the first time

An updated Porsche 911 Turbo has been spotted testing. It brings subtle, but interesting exterior updates

The Porsche 911 is currently in its eighth generation, internally dubbed the 992. The current generation debuted in 2019, with the 911 Turbo debuting in March 2020, and as always, followed the philosophy “evolution, not revolution”. Fast-forward to the end of 2021 and we have spy footage, which shows an updated version of the 992 Turbo testing in the snow. Here’s what we see.

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo Facelift spied for the first time Exterior Spyshots
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With the 992-generation of the Porsche 911 in its third production year, it’s the right time for a mid-cycle update. From what we see on the test prototype, the changes are rather subtle. The main thing we notice is the multi-piece taillight design, which replaces the current 992’s uninterrupted strip. We see the same diffuser, with quad-exhaust tips, flanked by air outlets. The only new addition here is the light reflectors, above the air ducts.

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo Facelift spied for the first time Exterior Spyshots
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On the sides, things remain unchanged. The test car is equipped with the Turbo wheels – 20-inch at the front, 21-inch at the back – which is one of the four wheel designs, available for the 992 Turbo. At the front, we see new fog lights, which are no longer integrated into the air intakes in the lower fascia. Instead, they feature a classic, round design and stick out from the outer edges of the front bumper, similar to those of a 997.2 Turbo.

More importantly, we believe the fog lights have been relocated to the outer edges, because of the new flaps that hide behind the front air intakes and are a part of Porsche’s revised, active aerodynamics.

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo Facelift spied for the first time Exterior Spyshots
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Performance details are still a mystery, but as always, we expect the 992.2 Turbo to receive a bump in power. The Porsche 911 Turbo facelift is scheduled for 2023, which means a debut, sometime in 2022. The Turbo will be the first 911 model to benefit from the update and the others will follow. Expect more details, as the official debut closes in.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo specifications
Porsche 911 Turbo S Porsche 911 Turbo
Engine 3.7-liter twin-turbo boxer-six 3.7-liter twin-turbo boxer-six
Horsepower 650 HP @ 6,750 RPM 572 HP @ 6,750 RPM
Torque 590 Lb-FT @ 2,500 RPM 553 Lb-FT @ 2,500 RPM
0 to 60 mph 2.6 seconds 2.7 seconds
Top Speed 205 mph 198 mph

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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