Porsche Gives The 911 Range Extra Power With New Turbo And Turbo S

Photo Credit: Porsche 911 Turbo S und 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Photo Credit: Porsche 911 Turbo S und 911 Turbo S Cabriolet /

Porsche unveiled their new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S set to debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. 

More power, a sharpened design and race car technology courtesy of the Porsche 918, you didn’t think Porsche was going to leave out all the turbo goodness only to the Porsche Carrera model line now did you? Earlier Monday Porsche officially unveiled its redesigned and revamped Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S set to debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Compared to the last Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, both variants gain an extra 20 HP thanks to modified inlet ports in the cylidner head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure.

Base MSRP for the 911 Turbo model is $160,195 while the Turbo S model adds another $28,900. If you option out a soft top, be prepared to add another $12,300.

The 911 Turbo now makes 540 HP and can hit 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 197 MPH.

The 40 extra HP in the 911 Turbo S hits 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds and raises the top speed to 204 MPH putting this model in directly in the sights of other high powered supercars.

Inside, significant improvements have been made to the drivers experience with a new GT sport steering wheel taking technological design cues from the Porsche 918 Spyder. On the steering wheel is a rotary ring with stepped positions that enables a user to select between four driving modes; Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual.

What’s really cool is Porsche has incorporated a “Sports Response button” which preconditions the engine and gearbox for the best possible acceleration for up to 20 seconds. In normal everyday driving we’d be hardpressed to find a situation where even the base 540 HP wouldn’t be enough to overtake even the fastest of average cars on the road.

Porsche Stability Mangagement (PSM) in the 911 Turbo models allows a user to come as close to switching off traction control as possible so you can approach driving limits without going over the edge.

As far as the exterior goes, up front side airblades and narrow LED lights with double fillets make the Turbo/Turbo S look a bit wider. New 20-inch wheels in profile give the 911 Turbo a better looking stance. And a new wheel design on the 911 Turbo S increases spoke count from seven to ten. Wheel size is wider for the Turbo matching the dimensions of the Turbo S.

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911 Turbo S Cabriolet

911 Turbo S Cabriolet

911 Turbo S

911 Turbo S

911 Turbo S

Expensive, beautiful, well-engineered and fast. Honestly, what’s not to love about the new Turbo models. Oh, and the engines are a bit more fuel efficient then the outgoing models..so there’s that. But if you’re buying this new turbo model for the fuel economy, your priorities might be a bit mismanaged.