If the Porsche 911 Turbo wasn’t fast enough to begin with, the automaker is kicking power up even further with an all new tri-turbo system.
The horizontally opposed 3.8-liter six-cylinder is currently fitted with a twin-turbo, and the next generation 991 is being used in the last stage of development for the new tri that will replace it.
Patent applications reveal that the next turbo will be similar to the current larger twin-turbo, in conjunction with a smaller unit to help cut turbo lag on the low-end. The three components combined will boost overall power output, improve linear delivery at low revs, and will likely bring down fuel costs.
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While no specs have been released, it is likely that the next generation will put out roughly 525hp, matching the 911 Turbo S model.
The 911 GT2 and the next GT2 RS are both likely to be fitted with the tri-turbo, as well.
– By: Alexandra Koken