With each subsequent generation of 911 Turbo, Porsche has pushed the envelope of grand touring comfort and all-out supercar speed. The new 992 Turbo S is no exception, with a new 3.8-liter flat six with twin variable-turbine turbochargers pumping out a massive 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That accounts for an increase of 60 horsepower and 72 lb-ft over the outgoing Turbo S model. The new 911 Turbo-specific PDK gearbox features 8 speeds and cuts the Turbo S 0-60 time down to 2.7 seconds (two tenths quicker than the current car), while the top speed is still 205 miles per hour.
To increase the car’s roadholding abilities, it has been made wider at both ends, stretching 45 mm wider over the front axle, and 20 mm wider over the rear axle. This gives the car extra room for tires, and pushes the front track into more of a square stance for maximum agility and sportiness. The front wheels are 20 inch diameter with a very wide 255/35 section width, while out back the Turbo S features a 21 inch diameter wheel with 315/30 section width tires. Of course, all-wheel drive is again standard on the Turbo models.
The new engine is based on the same architecture as the current Carrera, but punched up to a larger displacement, and fed by much larger turbochargers. The new intake system pulls air from the Turbo side inlets as well as the engine lid grille, providing more intake air into the engine, which it desperately needs. The new electrically-adjustable wastegate flaps, VTG tech, and new piezo injectors are said to significantly improve the Porsche’s responsiveness, power, and torque, while allowing the car to rev quicker and still emit less CO2. Impressive!
The 911 Turbo S Coupe will be available in Europe with a starting price of €216,396, including VAT. The 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will start at €229,962.