The Porsche 911 Turbo S is the top-of-the-line variant in the 911 lineup that comes at an astounding price tag of $216,000. Porsche claims a certified mileage of 9.3 kmpl only for the 911 Turbo S model. This Turbo S variant comes with a 3.7 litre 6-cylinder turbocharged (twin-turbo) engine pumping out 641 bhp at 6750 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm respectively. The power is delivered to the rear wheels with the help of a fully Automatic (Dual Clutch) transmission. Porsche 911 Turbo S is available in 17 beautiful colors; Green Metallic, Carrara White Metallic, Racing Yellow, Lava Orange, Night Blue Metallic, Python Green, Agate Grey Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Carmine Red, Aventurine Black, Guards Red, Crayon, Dolomite Silver Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Miami Blue, White, and Gentian Blue Metallic.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S has been developed under a dedicated research and development environment in Flacht. Flacht is the state-of-the-art motorsport complex adjacent to the main Porsche development center in Weissach, Germany. It’s basically a hometown from where almost every Porsche race car comes to us. Even the fastest hardcore, lightweight, track-intended versions of the 911 lineup, the GT3 RS and GT2 RS trace back their history of development from Flacht.
Sliding into the Porsche 911 Turbo S is more of an immersible experience with 197 more horsepower than the previous-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S. The dynamic Turbo urge works exceptionally well on straightaways without any lag, instantly pushing the car to its rev limits.
Porsche 911 Turbo S | Driving Dynamics
In terms of driving dynamics, the overall feel and feedback from the Porsche 911 Turbo S have improved to an extent. The car feels much crispier throughout its initial acceleration response, when someone sits behind the wheel of the all-new 911 Turbo S, there’s nothing to complain or suspect about what the all-new Porsche 911 Turbo S is potentially capable of.
The cabin is quite astonishing as well, from the time you enter the vehicle, it responds with a spectacularly animated “Turbo S” greeting in the center ring of the familiar five-ring instrument cluster. In addition to the premium appeal, one can see a Sport/Chrono clock/timer on top of the dashboard with a sharp and responsive touchscreen infotainment interface that’s finished with elegant carbon fiber finishes. You can see the same carbon fiber finishes on the shifters as well.
Porsche 911 Turbo S offers an additional $3,495 sports package which includes a new sports exhaust system. The optional new sports exhaust system significantly provides a better character to the new Porsche 911 Turbo S. Once you push the pedals to the floor, the sound from the sports exhaust system itself wants you to shift and rev the motor hard.
Porsche 911 Turbo S | Performance
The Turbo’s present under the hood makes a sweet combination with the 3.7-liter 6-cylinder engine. Porsche 911 Turbo S can vigorously reach triple-digit speeds once the turbo spools up, and the quick-shifting fully Automatic (Dual Clutch) transmission comes into play. The performance from the motor is speechless, as well as explosive. Its turbo—hissing (woochz-ch-ch-ch) sound makes it more thrilling to drive with that wonderful sports exhaust system in addition.
When it comes to the power and torque figures, the Porsche 911 Turbo S doesn’t disappoint you at all. There’s an immediate rush of 590 lb-ft of torque on the go, available between 2,500 and 4,000 rpm, also there are no longer overboost conditions required to generate its full potential.
However, the utter lack of turbo lag can be noticed due to “turbocharger dimensioning, charge-air cooling, wastegate control, and Porsche’s unique variable turbine geometry (VTG).” Apart from all that, Porsche has recently made a few changes to the exhaust plumbing; making them symmetrical, so that the twin turbos can spin in opposite directions.
For those who think that it’s the same turbo setup that used to exist on the previous-gen 911 Turbo S, well it’s no ordinary Turbo in the sense it once was. It’s now much responsive like a super sports racing machine, and as with that, respect needs to be paid. The thrust from the engine is like an incredible acceleration force from a jet fighter plane, that requires the driver to keep his eyes up concentrating on the track, have a plan, and drive with commitment because before you know it, you’re there.
Porsche 911 Turbo S | Handling
Porsche 911 Turbo S turns around corners quite impressively, all thanks to a friction-free steering system. You can ask for a Power Steering Plus ($300) as an option on this particular car, that puts’ in software efforts to reduce steering effort at lower speeds while making you feel every ripple or crack in the pavement through your fingertips.
The vehicle is focused more on agility as that’s the reason you never feel the rear-steer effects while staying more in touch with the front tires. The driver will feel almost every driving bit of the vehicle from grip building and fading, to how the steering gets light when the weight shifted to the rear. In coordination with Pirelli P Zero NA1 tires 255/3520 93Y upfront and 315/30R21 105Y at the rear, one can rarely notice stability-control or traction-control light blinking in the instrument panel.
The bite from the Porsche ceramic brakes’ is a much softer and longer one which makes it far easier to detect impending ABS intervention and avoid it.