Throwback Porsche 911 with Ducktail Spoiler Spotted at the Nurburgring
What’s Porsche up to here?
It looks like Porsche is testing a new car on the Nurburging this week, and judging by its aesthetics, it might be a bit of a throwback. What we suspect in a 992-generation 911 Turbo underneath features a ducktail spoiler similar to vintage Porsches of yesteryear, a roll cage in lieu of rear seats and a bunch of suspicious camo on the back bumper that hint at further changes.
So what is this car exactly? Check out the video captured by spy photographer Michael de Jong below:
According to Motor1, this car could be the 911 Sport Classic—a retro-themed Porsche that's been rumored for some time. If that's the case it will likely have the same specs as the 911 Turbo S, meaning 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from a 3.8-liter flat-six. In that car, this engine helps the Turbo S to 60 in just 2.6 seconds. Some lightweighting might be in order, too.
So you can add this car to the massive list of special edition 911s that get released every year. And since we're not really certain what this vehicle actually is, we're not certain when it will be released. Given the state of the world right now, I wouldn't hold your breath. Porsche's sales in the United States have dropped more than 20% as of April, and with new numbers not looking much better, it's unlikely how much money Porsche is planning to spend on a project like this. But then again, perhaps that money is already spent, and this new special 911 will be shipped off to America soon.
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