New Porsche 911 Turbo revealed (and it’s as quick as the old Turbo S)!

[UPDATE: Porsche SA has released local pricing for the new models, with the 911 Turbo set to start at R3 339 000 and the 911 Turbo Cabriolet at R3 539 000.]

Porsche has revealed its new 911 Turbo, with the fresh-faced model matching the previous-generation Turbo S for power, torque and acceleration.

The 992-generation 911 Turbo is again offered in coupé and cabriolet body styles, both accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 2,8 seconds (some two-tenths faster than before).

The new 911 Turbo’s 3,8-litre flat-six petrol engine generates 427 kW (some 30 kW higher than before, and just 51 kW behind the current Turbo S) along with 750 N.m (up 40 units). Top speed is unchanged at 320 km/h.

All that grunt is directed to all four wheels via an eight-speed PDK transmission with a “Turbo-specific” set-up. Furthermore, the Zuffenhausen-based firm says options such as the Sports and Lightweight Design packages, sports chassis and sports exhaust system will be available for the 911 Turbo for the first time.

The track width up front has been increased by 42 mm (and the body some 45 mm), with the front axle running 255/35 tyres on 20-inch wheels. At the rear, you’ll find a 10 mm-wider track (under a 20 mm-wider body) as well as 315/30 rubber on 21-inch alloys. The new 911 Turbo is further distinguished by its adaptive aerodynamics system.

Porsche says the braking system has been “revamped”, with red fixed callipers fitted as standard. The grey cast iron discs at the front measure 408 mm in diameter and are 36 mm thick, while the rear axle features 30 mm-thick discs with a diameter of 380 mm. Ceramic brakes with ten-piston fixed callipers at the front will be optionally available.

Inside, you’ll find Porsche’s latest centrally sited screen, measuring 10,9 inches in diameter, along with fully electrically adjustable (14-way) sports seats, a GT sports steering wheel (with paddles) and a Bose surround sound system. The Sport Chrono package will ship standard.

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