Porsche has unleashed the new 911 Turbo S, which can go from 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds, and has an eye-popping starting price tag of $924,488 without COE
Porsche has pulled the wraps off the 992-generation 911 Turbo S, which goes straight to the top as the fastest and most expensive new Porsche 911 you can buy right now.
The 911 Turbo S gets a new 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged boxer engine that produces 650hp (a 70hp increase from the 991 Turbo S) and 800Nm of torque (up from 750Nm). 0-100km/h comes up in 2.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than before), while 0-200km/h comes in 8.9 seconds. Top speed remains unchanged however at 330km/h.
But the headline figure is probably its price tag, with the 911 Turbo S Coupe starting from a cool $924,488, and that’s before adding in a Certificate of Entitlement (COE) or any options. If you decide that you want your Turbo S experience with a bit of open air, the Cabriolet version (below) will require you to fork out almost a million bucks, with prices starting from $990,188 without COE.
Porsche has extensively engineered the 911 Turbo for maximum performance and efficiency. The flat-six engine’s cooling system has been completely redesigned and the larger twin turbochargers boast electrically adjustable waste gate flaps and piezo injectors for greater responsiveness.
The new car is also has a wider track than the outgoing model, by 42mm in front and 10mm at the rear. There are also adaptive aerodynamic bits such as the controlled cooling air flaps at the front, and the larger rear wing at the rear which produces 15 percent more downforce for enhanced stability at speed. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis has also been lowered by 10mm.
The only gearbox option is Porsche’s 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, which sends power to all four wheels via the enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, which now features an improved transfer case that can send up to 500Nm of torque to the front wheels for greater traction when required.
Design-wise, the 911 Turbo S is distinguished from the rest of its 911 siblings by its standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts, and the pneumatically extendable front spoiler. The rear fenders also feature integrated air intakes, while rectangular gloss black tailpipes complete the look.