Porsche has just updated its top of the range 911 models – the 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S. Both these high-performance models will make their global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2016.
The new 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S get more power, sharper design and even broader everyday usability. Porsche is offering the new models in both coupe and convertible form.
Design wise, Porsche has worked on the new side-mounted air blades and the narrow LED front lights. What emphasises the wide stance of the new models is the additional fin in the central air intake.
Other updates include new 20-inch wheels, redesigned exit openings for the exhaust system and the grille for the rear engine lid.
The famed twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre flat-six engine in the 911 Turbo now makes 540hp. This power gain is due to modified inlet ports in cylinder heads, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure.
The higher spec 911 Turbo S develops 580bhp courtesy of new turbochargers with larger compressors. Porsche is still the only brand to utilise turbos with variable turbine geometry in petrol engines.
As for acceleration, the 911 Turbo S sprints from 0-100kmph in 2.9 seconds while the 911 Turbo does the same in 3 seconds. Top speed for both is well over 300kmph.
A standard feature for the new 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S is the Sport Chrono Package with Mode Switch and Sport Response button.
A familiar option on the 911 Carrera models, the 911 Turbo and the Turbo S now feature the technically loaded steering wheel from the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.
New options for all 911 Turbo models include the radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle that can be used to increase ground clearance by 40mm at the front at low speeds.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models are now on sale, with first deliveries expected to begin in January 2016 globally.