The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is almost here, and it will be impressively fast. Porsche says that it will hit a top speed of 205 miles per hour and can get to 60 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds. Plus, it is said to fly through 0.25 miles in only 10.5 seconds. The car company also claims that the new 911 Turbo S can give 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
However, Porsche is known for understating claims of a new model’s performance. When a product has been test-driven, maybe some time might be chopped off its claims. There is high expectation with the latest edition as the 911 Turbo has always been known for its immense amount of power and its very high speed. The prior 911 Turbo S got to 60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds.
The impressive improvement in performance will be because of the developed all-wheel-drive system. More or less 368 pound-feet of torque will go through the transfer case to the front wheels. Additionally, the more powerful 3.6-liter flat-six engine in the 992-generation Turbo S proves 60 more horsepower and 37 pound-feet of torque more than that that came before it.
In addition to that, the engine now also has a bigger variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers wastegate flaps and piezo injectors, which can be adjusted with electricity. The now 2.2 inches-diameter two symmetrical turbos’ turbines rotate in opposite directions. Add to that the now 2.4-inch-diameter compressor wheel, and then you’ve got 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Almost everything is larger in the new Turbo S. This includes the new air intake system. Unlike Turbos of the past that have the air intake placed in the rear fenders, the latest edition now has it directly behind the engine. This results in boosting the flow rate of cooling air. To add to that, four intakes are placed in the rear side panels and below the rear wing. Air filters replace the air intake in the rear fenders.
The 911Turbo S comes in two new factory options. Porsche’s Active Suspension Management sport suspension, which lowers the ride height by 0.4 inches, and the sports exhaust has exhaust flaps that can be adjusted and oval tailpipes. The Turbo will come standard with rear-axle steering, ceramic composite brakes with 10-piston front clippers and 420mm front rotors, and a Porshe dynamic chassis control.
For exterior details, the 2021 911 Turbo S will be 72.4 inches in the front and 74.8 inches in the rear. Porche claims that this is to improve driving dynamics. Headlights will now be LED with dark surrounds. They’ve also added adaptive cooling air flaps at the front and a more massive rear wing, which gives 15 % more downforce. The rear wing is larger and provides 15 percent more downforce. Also, the Turbo has staggered-width center lock wheels.
It’s interior is just as sleek as the exterior with full-leather cabin features, a 10.9-inch touchscreen, a GT sport steering wheel, and a Bose surround-sound system.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S will be $204,850 MSRP, while the cabriolet will be $217,650 MSRP. They will both be up for order soon and will be in dealership later this year.