This is it, Porsche’s most extreme variant of the the new 911 is now here! The new 911 Turbo is now even more powerful, even more high-tech, better looking, and also more fuel efficient than its predecessor. Even Porsche now calls it “The Benchmark”.
Just like the current 911 Carrera, it is powered by a 3.8 liter, horizontally opposed, rear mounted 6 cylinder engine. But like its name suggests, the engine in the 911 Turbo is fitted with not one but two turbochargers which produces some pretty impressive numbers…
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The new 911 Turbo produces 520 hp and 660 Nm of torque which may sound tame in this day and age considering you can now buy a 5-Series sedan with 560 hp. If that’s so, then the more potent Turbo S with 560 hp and a whopping 700 Nm of torque should suit you well.
The most interesting part of the new 911 Turbo must be the front and rear active aerodynamics. Now, even the front spoiler (made with a flexible, pneumatically extendable elastomer) can be electronically extended to aid downforce. It even comes with the Turbo or Turbo S name imprinted on the front spoiler.
At up to speeds of 74 mph, both the front and rear spoilers will be extended into the second “Speed” stage for high speed stability. With a push of a button, you can set the spoilers into the third and final “Performance” stage where both spoilers extends to the max with the rear spoiler extending up to 15 degrees.
This setting provides maximum downforce to “develop its full performance potential“. In other words, you should use this setting on the track. Through Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA), the new 911 Turbo can generate up to 140 kg of downforce.
If you want more overtaking power, you can spec the 911 Turbo with the Sport Chrono package (standard in the Turbo S). This package gives you an additional Sport Plus button which gives you the awesome-sounding overboost function.
With the Sport Chrono package, once you pressed the Sport or Sport Plus button and then accelerate at full throttle, the maximum boost pressure is increased in the low and mid-rev range simultaneously by approximately 0.15 bar. The torque is also increased for a brief period by 50 Nm (710 Nm in the 911 Turbo and to 750 Nm in the 911 Turbo S).
Even more cooler are those full-LED headlights which are standard on the Turbo S. A grand total of 60 LEDs can be found in the front of the car and there is even a light “ring” around both headlights. How cool is that at night?
Difference between the Turbo and Turbo S are subtle. Besides the Turbo S badges everywhere, the top-of-the-range Turbo S also gets dark chrome tailpipes, totally different wing mirrors with a “V” shape and those delicious looking forged, bright-polished 20 inch 911 Turbo S wheels with racing-inspired central locking system.
As usual, you can expect the interior to be lavishly trimmed with leather and other premium material you’d come to expect from a high-end Porsche, not to mention the endless list of pricey optional equipments. Prices have not yet been announced but for the meantime, enjoy the huge photo gallery below as well as a short video showing those cool active aerodynamics at work!
In case you haven’t noticed, the silver car is the Turbo while the white one is the Turbo S.