Porsche unveils more powerful 911 Turbo S

PORSCHE has revealed its next generation 911 Turbo S, a vehicle that will deliver unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort. The marque model will be available in coupé and cabriolet form.

The 911 Turbo S is powered by a new 3.8-litre boxer engine with two VTG turbochargers, delivering 478kW (51kW more than its predecessor), and 800Nm of torque (an increase of 50Nm).

The eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission helps cut the sprint from zero to 100 km/h to 2.7 seconds, while top speed is unchanged at 330km/h. It’s now 45mm longer and 20mm wider too, allowing for improved driving dynamics.

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Modified track widths, further developed aerodynamics and new mixed-size tyres contribute to its agility and sportiness. The track is now 42 mm wider at the front axle and 10 mm wider at the rear axle.

The adaptive aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front, while the larger rear wing has been designed for even more down force. Up front, there’s now 20-inch tyres with unique 255/35 dimensions to improve handling.

Down the back, 21-inch 315/30 tyres, and a range of equipment options underline the much sportier image of the all-wheel drive 911. These include the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis that has been lowered by 10mm.

A sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps guarantees a distinctive sound, while the engine powering the new 911 Turbo S is completely new, with changes everywhere, including to the intake system, air cooling and air flows.

The harmonious design, which perfectly balances driving pleasure, dynamics and sportiness, is ideally suited for everyday use as well as the race track. The leap in performance sees the new 911 Turbo S a full second quicker to 200km/h as well.

Faster and more precisely controlled dampers provide significant advantages to the driving dynamics with respect to roll stability, road holding, steering behaviour and cornering speeds.

The new front end with wider air intakes has a characteristic Turbo-look with dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. The muscular rear wing sections with integrated air intakes emphasise the sleek body too.

The new look of the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss black, typical of the Turbo. The interior has a high quality and sporty finish. The standard equipment list includes a full leather interior and carbon trim, in combination with Light Silver accents.

A newly designed two tone interior will be available by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as an option. This is characterised by a coordinated interplay of colours, materials and individual enhancements.

The 18-way adjustable sports seats feature stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (type 930). High-quality graphic elements and logos in the instrument cluster complete the characteristic Turbo S features.

The centre screen of the PCM is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated quickly and without distraction thanks to its new layout.

Other features on board ex-works are the GT sports steering wheel, the Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app and BOSE Surround Sound system.

Pricing in Australia is expected to be around $473,900 for the Coupe and $494,900 for the Cabriolet. More details will be confirmed closer to its local launch.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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