Sime Darby Auto Performance, the sole distributor for Porsche here in Malaysia, is kicking off 2021 with the launch of a new model – the all-new 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S, a year after the model’s global launch.
The new pocket rocket is priced at RM2,235,463 on the road, without insurance, before options, and inclusive of the SST exemptions.
The new top-of-the-line “standard” Porsche 911 has seen an immense improvement in the performance department, largely contributed by the new engine underneath the bonnet.
- Engine: 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six boxer engine, petrol
- Transmission: 8-speed PDK gearbox
- Drivetrain: Rear engine, all-wheel drive
- Horsepower: 650 hp @ 6,750 rpm
- Torque: 800 Nm @ 2,500 to 4,000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 2.7 seconds
- Top speed: 330 km/h
Among the new kit fitted onto the engine are the new larger VTG turbochargers with electrically adjustable wastegate flaps and piezo injectors, which have supposedly “significantly improved the vehicle’s characteristics” in terms of responsiveness, power, torque, emissions, and also “revving ability”.
There’s also a new intake system to feed more cool air into the engine; even the gearbox also gets a “turbo-specific” tuning, working together with the new engines to shorten the century sprint time by 0.2 seconds compared to its predecessor. Getting all the way to 200 km/h from a standstill is even more impressive, shaving off a full second off from its predecessor at 8.9 seconds.
Other performance bits include the latest-generation Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with faster-acting adaptive dampers, and an improved Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system that can now send up to 500 Nm of torque to the front wheels. Customers can also opt for the sport chassis option, which lowers the ride height by 20 mm.
Now in the 992 generation, the all-new 911 Turbo S is now significantly wider than its predecessor – 45 mm at the front, and 20 mm at the rear. This is complemented by its wider track on both axles, at an increase of 42 mm and 10 mm front and rear respectively.
While it still maintains the unmistakeable widebody 911 look, Porsche says that they’ve focused the development on the exterior to further enhance its aerodynamic performances.
Specifically, the new Turbo S comes with the new Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) adaptive aerodynamics system, consisting of electronically-controlled air flaps in the front and a large rear wing at the back – the latter providing up to 15% more downforce.
The PAA system comes with three aerodynamic modes – Eco, which retracts the rear wing over a larger speed range to minimise drag; Wet, which retracts the front spoiler lips to shift the aerodynamic balance towards the rear to help with traction in greasy situations; and a full braking mode, where both the rear wing and front spoiler are moved to the Performance position to act as an airbrake.
Other standard exterior features on the all-new Porsche 911 Turbo S include:
- Matrix LED headlights
- Mixed tyre sizes: 20-inch front (255/35), 21-inch rear (315/30)
- Rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss black
- Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, with 6-piston front calipers
Inside, the Turbo S looks fairly identical to the other 992-generation Porsche 911s. Standard features include:
- 10.9-inch central PCM touchscreen infotainment display
- Analogue/digital instrument cluster with Turbo S-specific features
- GT sports steering wheel
- Sport Chrono package with newly-integrated Porsche Track Precision app
- 18-way adjustable sports seats
- Full leather interior with Type 930 homage stitching on front seats
- Carbon trim, Light Silver accents
- Bose surround sound system
The all-new Porsche 911 Turbo S here in Malaysia is priced from RM2,235,463 on the road, without insurance, before options, and inclusive of the SST exemptions which will be valid until the 30th of June 2021.