Porsche have unveiled the next generation Turbo S – and it’s got plenty more grunt.
911 Turbo launches tend to be a little unremarkable. The world’s best day-to-day supercar gets a little bit better with every new version, but it’s hard to improve on perfection, right?
The 992 Turbo S gains 70 horse on the 991 with 641 bhp. That’s a big jump by 911 Turbo standards.
- 0-62 mph – 2.7 seconds (-0.2 secs)
- 0-125 mph – 8.9 seconds (-1.0 secs)
- 206 mph top speed (unchanged)
That’s not far off 991 GT2 RS performance. The power comes from a nearly-all-new 3.8 litre boxer engine with larger VTG (variable turbine geometry) turbos, and a new intake system – all channelled through a new Turbo-specific 8-speed PDK gearbox (the 991 has seven speeds). The new engine is – according to Porsche – more responsive, faster revving and more efficient.
Porsche have also upgraded the Turbo S with a new, faster PASM system (Porsche Active Stability Management).
You won’t have trouble spotting the 992 Turbo.
The car is 45mm wider at the front axle and 20mm wider at the rear, with a wider track. For the first time on a 911 Turbo the wheels are different sizes, with 20″ wheels for and 21″ wheels aft. The tailpipes are now rectangular and finished in gloss black.
The Adaptive Aerodynamics now features active cooling air flaps in the front bumper and a larger rear wing which combine to generate 15% more downforce than the previous model.
The interior features full leather and carbon fibre trim as standard.
The best just got better. Again.
Images courtesy of Porsche AG.