Back in March, Porsche blew us all away with the all-new 911 Turbo S thanks to its sub-three seconds century sprint times. Well, for the millionaires on a tighter budget, there’s now the 911 Turbo, and fortunately, it’s almost just as fast as it’s elder brother.
Underneath the metal of the all-new 911 Turbo is the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, slightly downtuned to produce 580 hp and 750 Nm of torque – with peak torque now without any overboost time limit. Paired to a “Turbo-specific” eight-speed PDK gearbox, the “baby” Turbo now does 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, just 0.1 second shy of the Turbo S.
Compared to it’s predecessor, the new 911 Turbo now has 40 hp and 40 Nm more grunt, which is also 20 hp more than the previous-generation Turbo S with the same amount of torque! Top speed is still limited at 320 km/h, though.
Power is sent to all four wheels as expected on a modern-day 911 Turbo, with the new active all-wheel control Porsche Traction Management system now able to send even more power to the front wheels, clawing you out of the corners. There’s also rear wheel steering system to help with overall agility and stability.
Predictably, the body of the the Turbo is inherited from the Turbo S, which is up to 45 mm wider than before. The front track has also grew by 42 mm, while the rear is widened by 10 mm.
The all-new Porsche 911 Turbo rides on staggered wheel sizes – 20-inch items at the front and 21 at the rear, shielding the new and improved braking system that can be easily identified by the red fixed callipers fitted as standard, along with the grey cast iron brake discs.
To clarify, this isn’t the ten-piston Porsche Carbon Ceramic brake system that’s seen on the Turbo S, but those are available as options.
Porsche is offering the all-new 911 Turbo with two chassis – the standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), as well as for the first time on the Turbo, a “significantly firmer” sports chassis that sits 10 mm lower than the standard. An optional PDCC hydraulic active anti-roll stabilisation system helps enhance the dynamic driving experience even further.
Other options on the all-new baby Turbo include the sports exhaust system, Sports exterior styling package, and a Lightweight Design package. The latter helps reduce the weight of the 911 Turbo by 30 kg, through the use of lightweight full-bucket seats, removal of rear seats, as well as less insulation material in the body panels.
There is nothing inside the 911 Turbo that we haven’t seen before, with creature comforts such as the 10.9-inch PCM infotainment display, electrically-controlled 14-way sports seats, Sports Chrono package, GT sports steering wheels with paddle shifters and rotary mode switch, as well as a Bose surround sound system fitted as standard.
The all-new 911 Turbo can also be fitted with several optional advanced safety, convenience and luxury features, including Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition, Night Vision Assist, Surround View and a Burmester High-End Surround Sound System.