Shocking news coming from Stuttgart as Porsche has announced the 911 will eventually embrace turbocharging across the entire range, with just one exception.

Shocking news coming from Stuttgart as Porsche has announced the 911 will eventually embrace turbocharging across the entire range, with just one exception.

There were some rumors about Porsche’s plan for an all-turbo 911 range and now the company’s product chief Wolfgang Hatz told British media it will actually happen. In the first part of the interview with Autocar, Hatz said a newly developed naturally aspirated engine will power the belated 911 GT3 RS while all the other versions will eventually get a turbocharged version of the motor. Technical specifications concerning this new engine are not available at this point but in the Geneva-bound 911 GT3 RS it will generate an estimated 500 bhp (373 kW).

Hatz also confirmed a hardcore Cayman GT4 is indeed in the works as previously seen in spy shots and will be revealed sometime this year, possibly in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is being developed by the same team in charge of the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS duo and is expected to come with a significant weight loss and an output somewhere in the region of 400 bhp (298 kW) as hinted by the Porsche official who also said a track-only version will also be offered.

The Boxster is also about to receive a similar treatment but it's being developed by the firm's mainstream operation and it won't be that radical while the naming will be different.

Lastly, Porsche product chief Wolfgang Hatz also said they are cooking up a new model to slot between the 911 and the 918 Spyder. Details are scarce but the model is expected to get the newly developed V8 engine which will initially find its way inside the next-gen Panamera and Cayenne. The vehicle is slated to come out before 2020 "at the latest", according to Hatz.

Porsche says 911 will eventually be all-turbo except GT3 RS; Cayman GT4 and sub-918 model confirmed