One that Porsche was hoping to celebrate in suitable style amid the excitement and hullabaloo of the Geneva motor show. That won’t be happening now after the event’s coronavirus cancellation but that doesn’t reduce the excitement about an all new chapter opening in the 911 Turbo story.
Based on the latest Porsche 911 – widely known by its 992 designation to distinguish it from previous generations – the Turbo follows a similar path of increased luxury, new technology inside and out and, inevitably, even more impressive performance. Fundamentally it sticks to the same template of course, with a rear-mounted six-cylinder engine driving all four wheels through an automatic ‘PDK’ transmission. This is now eight-speed while the chassis packs all manner of features, from rear-wheel steering for increased agility to the ability to shuffle power to whichever tyres can make best use of it.