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Some good news and bad news, Porsche is dropping the GT3's NA engine for a turbocharged unit to meet power demands of over 500+ horsepower. Official figures aren't in yet but what's listed below for each turbocharged 992 model will give you guys a ball park of what to expect....

A more significant change comes with the introduction of turbocharged engines across the whole 911 range. You can expect the current 370hp 911 Carrera and 420hp 911 Carrera S’ 3.0-litre engines to be boosted by around 15hp, while the more-powerful models, such as the 911 Turbo S, will get power gains of closer to 50hp.

More hard-core GT3 models will likely come with turbocharged six-cylinder engines for the first time, too. Instead of a naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre unit, they’re expected to use a tweaked version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine from the outgoing Turbo and Turbo S models producing significantly more than 500hp. - CarWow
 

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Those looking for more significant power gains should keep their eyes on the hybrid variants that also currently under development. Early reports are saying we could see horsepower outputs around 700.
 

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If that ends up being true, then the hybrid models are going to end up delivering the same level of performance as the current GT2 RS. That's already a $300k car...
 

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If that ends up being true, then the hybrid models are going to end up delivering the same level of performance as the current GT2 RS. That's already a $300k car...
that's essentially the progression that always follows from generation to generation and gets more reinforced as you see how rivals are stepping their game up.
 

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From the 0-60 times that Porsche has already outlined with the 992, its going to be far ahead of any comparable rivals. Can only imagine what they are going to be able to deliver in the higher end GT trims.
 

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Even if it falls behind, there will be far more reasons whys someone buys the 992. At the end of the day that 0-60 time is just another small factor.
 

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Such as? We know that they haven't revised much with the 992, so it's going to have the same driving mechanics that we've come to expect from Porsche.
 

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Such as? We know that they haven't revised much with the 992, so it's going to have the same driving mechanics that we've come to expect from Porsche.
911's are driver cars, 0-60 times don't matter all that much once you compete in this category. Yes its necessary but there are more important things to look at.
 
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