The ultimate 911: the new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, scheduled to make their world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA, in January 2016, the top models of the 911 model range – the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S – now boast 20hp (15 kW) more power, sharper design and even broader everyday usability.
The engines now also have what is known as a ‘dynamic boost function’ to further raise engine responsiveness in dynamic operation. It maintains the charge pressure during load changes – i.e. when the accelerator pedal is released briefly. This is achieved by just interrupting the fuel injection, whereas the throttle valve remains open. As a result, the engine reacts with practically no delay to a subsequent press of the accelerator pedal. The effects of this function are more pronounced in the Sport and Sport Plus modes than in Normal mode.
Overall, the new high-performance sports cars attain breath-taking driving performance, while fuel consumption is reduced even further. The 911 Turbo S Coupé sprints to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Its top speed of 205 mph is eight mph higher than before. The 911 Turbo reaches the 62 mph mark in 3.0 seconds, and its top speed is 198 mph – three mph faster than the previous model. Nevertheless, the coupes only consume 31 mpg (9.1 l/100 km), and the convertibles 30.4 mpg (9.3 l/100 km). This represents a gain of approximately two miles per gallon for all versions. This has been delivered via further advances in electronic engine and transmission management with revised gear change mappings.
Naturally, the new generation 911 Turbo models adopt significant characteristics of the striking design of the latest Carrera models, supplemented by typical 911 Turbo special features. The newly-formed nose with side-mounted airblades and precisely laid out narrow LED front lights with double fillets give the front end a wider look, further complemented by the additional fin in the central air intake.
In profile, the high-performance sports car boasts new design 20-inch diameter wheels. On the 911 Turbo S, for instance, the centre lock wheels now feature seven instead of ten double spokes. Also new are the wheel dimensions for the 911 Turbo: with 9J x 20 rims at the front and 11.5J x 20 rims at the rear, the new wheels are each half an inch wider than previously. They are now the same size as the wheels of the 911 Turbo S. The new door handles are also now a smoother, cleaner design – just like on the Carrera models. The rear body styling was also thoroughly revised. Eye-catching at first glance are the three-dimensional style rear lights with four-point brake lights and ‘aura-style’ illumination, familiar from the 911 Carrera series.
The exit openings for the exhaust system at the rear as well as the dual tailpipes were also redesigned. The grille of the rear engine lid was also redesigned, and it now features three parts: the right and left sections have longitudinal louvres, and in the middle there is a separate cover for optimised air induction for the engine.
In addition, as in the previous Turbo models, the upgraded Bose audio system is fitted as standard; although a Burmester installation can be delivered as an option.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models go on sale today, and first deliveries will arrive in Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland at the end of January 2016. The model range is as follows:
Standard equipment on every 911 Turbo model includes Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA), rear axle steering, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive, LED headlights, Sport Chrono Package with Mode Switch, 360 mm diameter GT sports steering wheel, leather interior, fully electric sports seats (14-way adjustment), Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module and voice control, Connect Plus incl. Telephone module and Apple Car Play®, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Park Assist front and rear including reversing camera, Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.
The 911 Turbo S adds highlights like Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), 20-inch central locking wheels, two-tone leather interior, adaptive Sports seats Plus (18-way adjustment) and a two-tone leather interior amongst others.
On top of the uprated flat-six twin-turbocharged engine producing an additional 40hp, feature highlights of the 911 Turbo S include 20-inch diameter centre lock alloy wheels, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) system.
Prices start from £126,925 RRP (UK) for the 911 Turbo and £135,766 RRP (UK) for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the tracks at the recently-extended Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.
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