It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Yet the new 911 Turbo S also stands for great composure. It sounds paradoxical at first but it is made believable by the playful ease with which the S model reaches its maximum performance values.
The 3-litre, 6-cylinder, twin-turbo engine in the new 911 Turbo S delivers 560 hp between 6500 and 6750 rpm – that’s 40 hp more than the new 911 Turbo.
The maximum torque is 553 lb.-ft. with ‘overboost’, a function of the Sport Chrono Package including dynamic engine mounts which is fitted as standard. The power is transmitted by the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) to the active all-wheel-drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). And we should mention the top speed again: 197 mph. These performance values are impressive because they are set against consumption values that are no less important. The new 911 Turbo S shows an average fuel consumption in the NEDC of just 9.7 litres over 100 km. This reference value is achieved thanks, amongst other things, to Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA): the flexible adjustment of front spoiler and rear wing improves performance – and lowers consumption.
And the new 911 Turbo S also has the new rear-axle steering as standard. This combines the various demands of a highperformance sports car that is suitable for everyday use: excellent agility and great driving stability. Yet another apparent Porsche paradox.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is fitted as standard to stabilise sway. Together with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – a system that electronically controls the shock absorbers – and Porsche Stability Management (PSM), it ensures that the new 911 Turbo S is not only setting new standards in terms of dynamics, but also in terms of the chassis.
Composure is also generated by the highperformance braking system, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). It has already satisfied the toughest requirements on the racetrack and is a standard feature in the new 911 Turbo S series. Excellent levels of comfort are provided by systems that are fitted as standard, such as cruise control or ParkAssist front and rear. And the new LED headlights in conjunction with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
The enthusiasm of the new 911 Turbo S is also evident at the rear: with the ‘turbo S’ logo and the dark chrome tailpipe trim. We can see this on the side with the new SportDesign exterior mirror with V-shaped base and the burnished, forged 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels. Their central locking devices are derived from racing sport.
In the interior, exclusive materials in a high-quality finish are standard. Specifically: the two-tone leather interior package in Black and Carrera Red. The interior trim in carbon. The door sill guards with the ‘turbo S’ logo. The adaptive Sports seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and driver seat memory and leather-covered backrest shell with double French seam.
Performance generates composure. Not a paradox. But standard in the new 911 Turbo S.