[Porsche News] Following the unveiling of the 991-generation GT3 at this years Geneva Motor Show, Porsche today lifted the covers off of its latest Turbo and Turbo S models.
While both models feature a six-cylinder 3,8-litre bi-turbocharged direct-injection engine mated with a seven-speed PDK transmission, the wick on the Turbo S version has been dialed up to 412 kW (compared with 383 kW on the Turbo). Power is fed to all four wheels via a newly developed all-wheel drive system (PTM) with electronically controlled and activated multi-plate coupling while Porsche’s PDCC active anti-roll system, offered for the first time in 911 Turbo models, increases dynamic performance even more. This system is standard equipment in the 911 Turbo S, as is the Sport Chrono Package with dynamic engine mounts and PCCB ceramic brakes.
Equipped with a Sport Chrono Package (optional on the Turbo) the new Turbo S has a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 3,1 seconds, with the Turbo 0,1 seconds slower to this mark. Both cars are capable of a 312 km/h top speed.
Impressively, Porsche is claiming an average fuel consumption of just 9,7 L/100 for the new Turbo, an improvement of nearly 16 per cent on the 997 version.
The new Turbo variants are 40 mm longer and 28 mm wider than the Carrera 4 models on which they are based. A 100 mm increase in wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks add to the dynamic prowess of the flagship 911 models. A retractable three-stage front spoiler and standard Turbo issue deployable rear wing form part of a new active aerodynamic system. The new Turbo models also inherit the same four-wheel steering system found on the 991-generation GT3. Combined, these dynamic upgrades help the latest 911 Turbo achieve a 7 minute 30 seconds Nürburgring lap time with standard production tyres.
New 20-inch alloy wheels are standard fitment, with the Turbo S gaining racing-sourced hub wheel locks. Turbo S models are further distinguishable by their full LED headlights and four-point daytime running lights (as featured on the Panamera).