The 992-generation Porsche 911 Targa has been sighted testing once more, this time in the chilly surrounds of the Arctic Circle for cold-weather testing. At this latest sighting, it appears that the Targa’s bodywork is basically free of any camouflage but without the expected Targa badging, and therefore could be close to making a debut.

Our sources note rumours that the Targa could gain a full-on Turbo variant, likely to be dubbed the ‘Turbo Targa’ that is to feature the larger and far more potent 3.8 litre twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces up to 607 hp and 750 Nm of torque in in 991-generation Turbo S Exclusive guise.

The coupe-bodied versions of the forthcoming 992 Turbo and Turbo S are closer to production, and these are set to up the ante to 650 PS and 800 Nm of torque in top Turbo S form; the ‘Turbo Targa’, should it materialise, will have engine outputs somewhere in that region. As before, the capital-T Turbo and Turbo S will be available in both coupe and soft-top Cabriolet forms.

This development unit sighted in the snow here isn’t it, though, as it wears the standard-width body instead of the even wider Turbo/Turbo S body that features scoops ahead of its rear wheels. If the Turbo Targa is confirmed, we may likely see the corresponding test vehicles out and about before its debut. Given its state of readiness, the ‘regular’ 911 Targa could make its debut in the first quarter of next year.