The new 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe from Porsche is the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever! That’s a pretty bold statement considering the 911s that have come before it. I still remember my first time driving a Turbo S. It’s left an indelible mark in my memory. This newest version, limited to just 500 units worldwide makes 607 horsepower (or 27 more than before) and 553 lb. -ft. of torque available between 2,250 and 4,000 RPMs.
With all that added power and torque, 60 mph is found in just 2.8 seconds and it will hit 124 mph in 9.6 seconds (knowing Porsche’s history of publishing conservative numbers we bet it’s even faster). Top track speed is a knee-knocking 205 mph.
Keeping that speed in check are Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), however, on this limited edition Turbo S the calipers are available in black with the Porsche logo in Golden Yellow Metallic (instead of the Yellow calipers we’re all familiar with). Porsche’s newly designed calipers are found behind the standard 20-inch center-lock wheels painted in black, with highlights carefully finished in Golden Yellow Metallic using a new laser technology. Last, but definitely not least, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the Sport Chrono package, rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) are all offered as standard equipment.
What’s With the Color?
It’s the new Golden Yellow Metallic paint finish produced exclusively for this limited production run of the 911 Turbo S. Complemented by various carbon fiber components, including the front trunk lid, roof, side skirts and the two carbon-weave strips that contour the roof and front trunk lid accentuate the sporty look of the 911.
According to Porsche’s online brochure, on request, you can have the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series finished in an alternative color of Agate Grey Metallic or Carrara White Metallic at no extra cost. A paint finish in Graphite Blue Metallic, Black or Guards Red is available for an additional fee.
The rear view is characterised by the rear wing of the Turbo Aerokit, the new rear apron, the ram-air scoop in carbon and the exhaust system with two twin tailpipes made from stainless steel in black
Is it really hand-crafted?
For more than 30-years, Porsche customers enjoyed extensively customized individual components. With the introduction of this new limited production 911, Porsche begins a new chapter: Porsche Exclusive will now be presented across the globe with the new “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” brand. This in-house workshop specializes in custom Porsche modifications. The range of services available includes customer consultation, developing special equipment options for each model range, and producing limited production cars.
You Can Get A Watch and Luggage to Match Your Car
What if you want people to know you own this Porsche even when you’re not driving it? Don’t worry, Porsche Design has you covered. As an option, buyers can select a new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. This represents the first time where Porsche Design has released a Chronograph for limited production car customers with design features corresponding to those used in the vehicle. The exclusive Chronograph combines the characteristic features of Porsche Design watches with the character of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe. Its housing is made of lightweight titanium. The carbon dial is taken from the carbon weave stripes on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and finished in the paint color used on the vehicle. The rotor design is modeled after the rims on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and is painted in the same color. The winding mechanism features a typical Porsche center-lock with the Porsche crest on the movement.
Customers can also enjoy the unique Exclusive Series design outside their vehicle with the leather Exclusive Series luggage set that has been developed especially for customers who buy a vehicle from the limited production vehicle. The visual details on the luggage set as well as the dimensions of the two weekender bags, the handbag, and the garment carrier, are the perfect fit for the luggage space available in the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe.
Pricing and Availability of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
- Suggested retail pricing for the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe will start from $257,500 in the U.S.
- The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is optionally available at Porsche dealerships for those who buy the vehicle, and can be ordered to the customer’s requirements at the same time they order the vehicle. U.S. pricing for the watch starts at $12,650.
- The five-piece luggage set costs $6,324 and is available to owners of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe in conjunction with delivery at the factory for customers who select European Delivery, or from the Porsche Tequipment range available for ordering at any Porsche dealership.
- In Canada, prices for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series will start from $293,800 with arrivals in the fourth quarter of 2017