The Porsche 911 range is getting a revamp for the 2016 model year, though changes are to remain minimal. Recently, the facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo has been spied in the wild without any camouflage, and the photographs can be found on the Auto Express website.
As we’ve said, apparent changes remain minimal between this 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and its predecessor forced-induction Type 991 cars; mostly, their restricted to performance-optimizing tweaks. For instance, the front bumper and grille have been slightly reworked for better cooling, and the air inlets at the rear are redesigned to “remove more hot air from the engine bay,” according to Auto Express. About the only aesthetically-motivated alteration is in the form of new lenses for the LED running lights, and sharpened taillights.
Inside, changes are a bit more noticeable, as the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo gains a 918-esque steering wheel – one which also made its way into the Macan and new Cayman GT4. We expect that to trickle-down into a wider range of Porsche offerings moving forward. The central infotainment screen has grown in size, and will run a new evolution of the Porsche Communication Management system with reworked graphics and connectivity.
Mum’s the word on power output for the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S; currently the two cars produce 520 and 570 HP, respectively. But seeing as the entire 911 lineup will become turbocharged after the Type 991 facelift, some more power might be anticipated, if for nothing else, to maintain enough differentiation to justify the price gap.