While the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S have been fitted with brand new engines, it’s been confirmed that the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo will retain its existing engine.
The new engine used by the refreshed Carrera and Carrera models has been dubbed the 9A2 but the current 911 Turbo uses the 9A1 engine and it will stay that way. The news was revealed by vice president of the 911 product line, August Achleitner, while speaking with Auto Express at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.
While Achleitner didn’t provide further details about the facelifted 911 Turbo, it will inevitably receive some mechanical changes to ensure it is faster than the current car which produces 520 hp. We also expect moderate increases in power and torque for the facelifted 911 Turbo S, meaning it’ll inevitably pump out in excess of the current 560 hp.
From a visual standpoint, the new 911 Turbo will include all the same changes as the facelifted Carrera and Carrera S models. They include brand new headlights, slimmer LED daytime running lights, overhauled taillights reminiscent of those from the Porsche Macan as well as tweaked front and rear bumpers.