Nearly the whole 911 range is turbocharged, following the implantation of a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo in the Carrera. But to make sure it still stands proud, Porsche has turned its attention to the proper 911 Turbo. The 911 Turbo is already one of the fastest-moving land-based objects on earth, yet as well as tweaking the styling and electronics, Porsche has added yet more power.
The engine is the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo unit as before, but power is up by 20bhp across the board. That means 533bhp in the Turbo and 572bhp in the Turbo S courtesy of modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles, higher fuel pressure, and larger turbos in the ‘S’.
The changes give the 911 Turbo S a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 205mph – improvements of 0.2 seconds and 7mph respectively. The 533bhp Turbo should still be enough to pin you back in your seat: 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds is a full 0.4 seconds quicker than the old model, although the 199mph speed will leave you short of the 200mph club. Porsche claims 31mpg combined for the coupe and 30.4mpg for the convertible.
Inside, there is a new infotainment system and a new steering wheel that is almost the same as the one in the 918 Spyder. There are also a lot of detail updates like Sport Chrono and Porsche Active Suspension Management is a standard feature on all Turbo models.
The new Porsche Turbo goes on sale in the spring with the Turbo starting at $159,200, the Turbo Cabriolet for $171,500, the Turbo S for $188,100, and the Turbo S Cabriolet for $200,400, increases of about $7000 down the line compared to the current model.