A new prototype of the facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo has just been spied in the midst of testing. As the recently revealed 2016 GT3 RS won’t receive the 911’s updated design, the Turbo and Turbo S models will top out the refreshed line. The new range will be unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.
The front of all facelifted 911 models will be characterised by a number of changes. They will include the installation of slightly modified headlights, new horizontal slats in the air intakes which could be active in some variants as well as revised bumpers across the board. Modified LED daytime running lights will also be featured on all 2016 911 models.
At the rear, the changes will be just as minor with different taillights, a refreshed bumper and redesigned exhaust outlets. Inside, we know that the new 911 range will receive a steering wheel similar to the 918 Spyder’s alongside an upgrade PCM touchscreen interface and infotainment system.
Beyond these changes, the most significant development of the facelifted Porsche 911 will be its adoption of turbocharged engines across the range. These new engines will reportedly replace the existing range of naturally aspirated engines leaving the 911 range with just a single all-motor powerplant exclusively for the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS.
Of course, the existing 911 Turbo and Turbo S already utilise a turbo’d engine but for the 2016 year, they will be upgraded with small horsepower and torque gains expected.