The 8th generation Porsche 911 (992 series) has received the range-topping Turbo S Coupé and Cabriolet models. Highlights include more power & torque than its predecessor, wider tracks, spicier interior and of course, range-topping prices.
As with the base Carrera models, the front and rear tracks are 42 mm and 10 mm wider, respectively. The adaptive/active aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front, while the larger rear wing delivers even more downforce (15% more). For the first time, the 911 Turbo S rides on wheels with mixed tyres: 20-inch at the front with 255/35 tyres and 21-inch at the rear wrapped in 315/30 tyres.
Options include the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis that lowers the ride height by 10 mm and the sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps. For those who don’t want to opt for the sports chassis, the new generation of the standard PASM chassis should suffice.
Other features of the new 911 Turbo S include standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts, and rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss Black, typical of the Turbo.
Inside, the standard finish includes full leather upholstery and a combo of carbon with Light Silver accents. A new two-tone interior scheme with a coordinated interplay of colours, materials and individual enhancements, is available from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as an option.
Other features include 18-way adjustable sports seats with stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (type 930), 10.9-inch PCM centre screen, GT sports steering wheel, Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app, and Bose Surround Sound system.
Moving on to the business end of the story, the new 911 Turbo S is powered by a new 3.8-litre (3,745 cc) boxer engine (flat-six) with two VTG (Variable Turbine Geometry) turbochargers. It delivers 478 kW (650 hp) and 800 Nm of torque, which is 51 kW (70 hp) and 50 Nm more than its predecessor (Exclusive Series).
The Turbo-specific tuned 8-speed PDK cuts the sprint from zero to 100 km/h to 2.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster), while top speed remains unchanged at 330 km/h.
Thanks to the enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, the transfer case can distribute significantly more torque, with up to 500 Nm being transferred to the front wheels, Porsche said.
The new 6-cylinder engine is aspirated by a new intake system. In this instance, the previous routing of process air and charge air cooling was swapped around: part of the process air now flows through the characteristic Turbo air intakes in the rear side sections. In front of the air filters, now situated in the rear wings, two other airflows have also been incorporated, through the rear lid grille. This means the new 911 Turbo S has four intakes with a larger overall cross-section and lower resistance, helping to improve engine efficiency. Two symmetrical turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) and larger dimensions replace the previous identical parts. The wheels now rotate in opposite directions on the right and left sides of the vehicle. The diameter of the turbine wheels has been increased by 5 mm to 55 mm, while the 61 mm compressor wheel is now 3 mm larger. The wastegate flaps are electrically controlled with stepper motors.