If this is a day ending in “y”, you can be sure that Porsche is working on a newer version of 911.
Although we joke that the company currently offers 23 versions of sports cars and it does not even count racing variants or specific special editions.
With such numbers, you would expect automakers to fill their hands. However, this does not prevent them from developing a new variant called ST. Based on the 911 GT3 Turing, the car is expected to be a tradition-inspired model that has paid homage to the original since the 1970s.
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Although the car doesn’t look very impressive at first glance, a closer look reveals a double bubble roof and front fender vents, similar to those found in the upcoming 911 GT3 RS. The changes continue as we see a new spoiler and a modified engine cover, which includes a third brake light and a round Porsche for the Heritage logo spot.
Spy photographers haven’t looked inside, but previous Heritage versions have been fitted with retro-inspired digital gauges, classic Porsche crests and unique furnishings. As a result, we wouldn’t be surprised if the upcoming 911 ST also includes some old school interior touches.
The biggest secret is the powertrain, but the standard 911 GT3 Turing has the naturally ambitious 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 502 hp (374 kW / 509 PS) and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) to 3.2 seconds when equipped with an optional PDK transmission.
While it is possible that the engine could carry, previous reports have suggested that the ST may have a performance boost. Nothing is official, but rumors say an additional 50 hp (37 kW / 51 PS) is possible.