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Along with the introduction of the new 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Porsche has released a series of videos (four to be exact) that showcase what they are calling the Athleticism (performance capabilities), Personality (exterior and interior features), Responsibility (safety equipment) and History of the Turbo S model. We showed you the film on the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S performance capabilities in yesterday’s post. Today, for your viewing pleasure is a brief but informative look at the history of the 911 Turbo S.
1993 – Porsche 911 Turbo S (Type 964)
It was 1993 when the Porsche engineers first decided to give the 911 Turbo something more. The 911 Turbo S was launched on the market in a limited special edition of 86 units. The power of the 3.3-liter flat engine was increased to 381 hp. Even back then the developers’ focus was on efficiency. The vehicle was significantly reduce compared to the 911 Turbo.
1997 – Porsche 911 Turbo S (type 993)
The engineers’ drive to get something more out of the 911 Turbo was re-awoken in 1997. The drive to contrast the top model 911 Turbo with an even more powerful counterpart. The last air-cooled 911 Turbo thus became the 450 hp 911 Turbo S thanks to an optimized engine management system. The increased pwoer was also taken into consideration visually. Carbon elements in the interior and optimized aerodynamic vehicle parts outside fave the 911 Turbo S an unmistakable appearance.
2004 – Porsche 911 Turbo S (type 996)
As a new Turbo model took to the stage in 2004 with the 996, a new 911 Turbo S was also presented. The power of the Coupe and Cabriolet was increased to 450 hp by optimizing the charge air coolers and engine electronics. The special role of the S model was taken into consideration not only through the increased power, but also better equipment.
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