On this 40th anniversary Porsche is now presenting the technological and dynamic performance peak of the 911 series, the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. At the heart of the new Turbo is a rear-mounted, turbocharged, 3.8-liter flat-six engine, making use of twin, variable-turbine-geometry turbos. For the standard Turbo, the result is 520 horsepower, allowing it to achieve 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. Not quick enough you say? You can opt for the S version with 560 hp, and a 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. A PDK, 7 speed dual clutch transmission will be the only transmission responsible to drive the ponies to the road. (manual won’t be available).
For an even faster and more precise power distribution to the two axles, Porsche developed a new all-wheel drive system (PTM) with electronically controlled and activated multi-plate coupling which is water-cooled and can drive higher levels of torque to the front wheels. The new Turbo is equipped with a rear-wheel steer system that consists of two electro-mechanical actuators that allow for a 2.8-degrees of rear-wheel steering, and improved steering response and turn-in. For added down-force, Porsche developed an active aerodynamic system, “Porsche active aerodynamics (PAA)”, a first for Porsche. It consists of a retractable three-stage front spoiler, whose segments can be pneumatically extended, and a rear wing with three adjustable wing positions.
Even though I always hated the “homogeneity” of the 911 range, this new Turbo is looking good, very good indeed. It obviously looks like the new Carrera but yet it feels very special, very different from it. Porsche have finally created a Turbo that deserve its name, a Turbo that is not just a more powerful of Carrera but a “range” on its own. When Bugatti has been using Active Aerodynamics for more than 5 years now, it would have been a shame for the new Turbo to not be equipped with such a system that is very effective on such high performance cars. The “Turbo S” writing on the front spoiler is such a sexy detail. The tail pipes remind me of the ones being uses on all of Mercedes AMG models. Right? Looking forward to seeing this beauty fill our Lebanese streets like its older sister did.