Once again, the men of Stuttgart have not only set a new benchmark, but built a new yardstick with their latest creation.
As we’ve experienced in New Zealand, the new 992–generation Porsche 911 which was globally unveiled in November 2018 is nothing short of an engineering marvel – upholding the 911’s repertoire as one of the most usable everyday sports.
Now, there’s even more power to go with the practicality with the new Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet and the figures are insane.
650 hp and 800 Nm from a new 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six, and with a “Turbo-specific” 8-speed PDK gearbox, Porsche says it’s good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.7 seconds. You can’t even spell Porsche as quick!
It’s also a full second quicker from 0 to 200 km/h than its predecessor at 8.9 seconds. Not only has it got an extra 70 hp and 50 Nm from before, top speed has also seen a spike to 330 km/h. These figures have been contributed by a new air intake system and larger turbos, to name a few.
The 992-generation broke conventions when it offered wide body styles even for the 911 Carrera S when it was reserved traditionally for the Carrera 4S and Turbo models. With the new Turbo S, the body is even wider both in the front and back – by up to 45mm.
Air flaps at the front bumper aids cooling and aerodynamics while a larger, retractable rear wing adds even more downforce.
For the first time ever, the Turbo S features mixed sized wheels – 20-inch in the front and 21-inch at the rear.
Like on the previous 911 Turbo S, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, rear-axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, now with 10-piston front calipers, are standard. The front brake rotors have increased in size from 410 mm on the previous model to 420 mm.
Inside, a newly designed two-tone interior will be available by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as an option. The 18-way adjustable sports seats feature stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (Type 930).
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe will be priced at $203,500 (approx. RM851k before taxes), while the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will retail for $216,300 (approx. RM904k before taxes).