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Our spy team has nabbed photos of the facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 completely undisguised, doing the rounds at the Nurburgring.

We’ve spied the updated 911 previously, and Porsche has even issued its own set of official “spy photos”, but this is the first time we’ve seen the revised sports car in all its glory, without any sort of camouflage.

If the name on the front spoiler is to be believed, the car seen here is the new 911 Turbo S.

Compared to earlier prototypes that have been spied or officially leaked, this vehicle features a more aggressive body kit, wider rear arches with a large air intake along the leading edge, a dual-plane rear spoiler, even lower profile tyres, chromed side window surrounds, quad exhaust tips and sportier wing mirrors.

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It’s widely understood that with the facelift, aside from a few high-end specialty models, the entire 911 range will move to forced induction.

A report last month in the German press indicated that the base Carrera model will feature a 3.0-litre turbocharged boxer-six with around 272kW of power, or about 15kW more than the current 3.4-litre naturally aspirated engine.

The step-up Carrera S will use a 309kW version of that 3.0-litre motor in place of the current car’s 294kW 3.8-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder.

It’s not known at this stage how much power the Turbo and Turbo S variants will have at their beck and call.

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The revised Porsche 911 range will make its official public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Australian sales are expected to begin some time in 2016.




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