Porsche, at times, presents impressive amounts of information when sending out press releases. The announcement introducing the 2011 530-HP PORSCHE 911 Turbo S is no different. For those of you who want to read all the technical details for yourself, feel free to jump past the video below (I added lots of pictures as well. If you’re viewing via email you may have to click through to the site to see the viewer). If, however, you’re more like me and would prefer to watch and listen then feast your eyes and ears on the video footage below. The 2011 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet will be available in May, 2010 with a MSRP of $159,100 and $170,200 respectively.
February 8, 2010 — The engineers at Porsche AG have developed a new top-of-the-range sports car for customers who will only settle for the very best in terms of power, performance, technology and driving dynamics: the new 911 Turbo S. Befitting its position at the top of the 911 range, the new model not only is more powerful and even more dynamic, but it also comes as standard with a number of high-tech components that are only available as options on the “regular” 911 Turbo.
The heart of the new Turbo S is a six-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. With higher boost pressure than the 911 Turbo, power increases by 30 to 530 bhp, while maximum torque is increased to 516 lb-ft. Despite its significant increase in power, the new Turbo S, at 11.4 litres/ 100 kilometres on the European cycle, does not consume any more fuel than the regular 911 Turbo, making it by far the most efficient sports car in its performance class.
The 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, which conveys its power to all four wheels via Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. Further enhancing driving performance and safety are standard Dynamic Engine Mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), including a mechanical differential lock on the rear axle.
Using launch control from the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the 911 Turbo S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and reaches 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds; top track speed is 315 km/h. Light and fade-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) provide outstanding stopping power and control.
The 911 Turbo S features a supreme level of standard equipment. Dynamic cornering lights, 19-inch RS Spyder wheels with race-inspired centre locks, a three-spoke sport steering wheel with paddles, adaptive sports seats and a CD/DVD changer are standard. Among the interior trim choices are two exclusive combinations – Black/Crema or Black/Titanium Blue.