One of the most anticipated models in any new 911, is the arrival of the Turbo & Turbo S. This is always a top performer in the 911 model range, and has incredible handling with the AWD system. The Turbo S can rocket from 0-60mph in as little as 2.9 seconds, but yet is still entirely drivable in day-to-day situations. The Turbo comes only available with the PDK and active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which ensures intelligent transmission to all four wheels.
The 911 Turbo comes standard with a huge amount of new technologies, to make this car, bigger and better than before.
Technology on the 991.2 Turbo includes:
- Rear axle steering: improves daily usability and performance. Up to 30mph, the rear wheels will move in the opposite direction to the front wheels, which has a virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. Over 50mph, the rear wheels move in the same direction as the front which has the effect of a virtual extended wheelbase to increase stability. Between 30mph – 50mph the steering varies between the 2 examples depending on the driving conditions.
- Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM): the vehicle will change according to road conditions and driving style. This is achieved by varying the damping forces within the parameters of driving modes.
- Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC): Standard in the Turbo S. This is an active anti-roll system which improves performance as well as ride comfort at all speeds.
- The 20-inch 911 Turbo wheel: reduces weight and is forged to unsprung masses.
- The 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheel with central locking device: this is especially light and designed to improve driving comfort and performance. The central locking device is an asset in anti-theft protection.
- The 20-inch Sport Classic wheel: an optional extra. Classic Porsche designed wheels, fully painted.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): standard on all models. Warns the driver against low tire pressure and slow, or uneven, pressure loss.
- Lift system on front axle: an optional extra. Raises the vehicle on demand around 1.5 inches at the front, whilst driving up to approx 37mph. This allows the driver to overcome curbs, ramps and garage entrances.
How to spot
- Turbo S – yellow brake-pads
- Low-profile rear spoiler that extends over 75mph
- Dual Twin LED day-running lights above the intake grill
- Large intake grills on the front
- Rear side air intake
- Quad, square-shaped exhausts
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Power: Turbo: 540bhp @ 6,400rpm. Turbo S: 580bhp @ 6,750rpm
Maximum Torque: Turbo: 659Nm @ 1,950 – 5,000rpm. Turbo S: 699Nm @ 2,100 – 4,250rpm.
Maximum Torque with overboost: Turbo: 709Nm @ 2,250 – 4,000rpm. Turbo S: 749Nm @ 2,250 – 4,000rpm
Brakes: Front: Turbo: 380mm callipers. Turbo S: 410mm callipers; rear: Turbo: 380mm callipers. Turbo S: 390mm callipers
Suspension: Front: McPherson strut. Rear: Multi-link suspension.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 9 J x 20 (ET 51) with 245/35 ZR20 tyres. Rear: 11.5 J X 20 (ET 56) with 305/30 ZR 20 tyres
Width: 1,880mm (inc mirrors 1,978mm).
Weight: Turbo Coupe: 1,595kg. Turbo Cabriolet: 1,665kg. Turbo S Coupe: 1,600kg. Turbo S Cabriolet: 1,670kg.
Did you know?
Despite being more powerful, it has a better fuel efficiency by 16%