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"Ach! Maximilian, zey have schpotted us! Lay ze hammah down, lickety schplit!" Some intrepid spies caught a barely disguised next-generation Porsche 911 Turbo during cold-weather testing in Northern Europe. We'd imagine, up in moose country, those low-profile tires won't be able to channel much of the 460bhp into anything more than atomized mist, though the AWD will likely come in handy for doing four-wheel doughnuts outside Santa's Workshop (naughty? nice?). Launch of the final 997 models (turbo coupe and cabrio) will take place sometime after the thaw in mid-2006.

Porsche 911 Turbo Spy Photos [German Car Fans]

Spy Photos: Porsche 997 Turbo Cabrio [internal]