Porsche is not wasting their time on the release of the 911 Turbo and 992 Turbo S, and this means we’ll soon see new versions of favorites like the Turbo and GT3 hitting dealers.
Power comes from a newly developed 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 that is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and spins all four wheels. Peak output is 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which is up significantly on the 580 hp and 553 lb-ft of the outgoing Turbo S, and full torque is now available on demand unlike in the previous generation where it was only available for brief periods. The new Turbo is also expected to have a higher output than the old Turbo S, with the hp rating expected to come in at 600 hp.
There are two new factory options on the 992 Turbo S: Porsche’s Active Suspension Management sport suspension and a sport exhaust. The sport suspension system lowers the Turbo’s ride height by 0.4 inch, and the sport exhaust has oval tailpipes and adjustable exhaust flaps. Standard equipment includes Porsche dynamic chassis control, rear-axle steering, and ceramic composite brakes, now with 10-piston front calipers and 420mm front rotors.
For improved handling, there’s 4-wheel steering as standard, plus sport-tuned suspension with adjustable dampers. Porsche also fits carbon-ceramic brake rotors as standard. These measure 16.5 inches at the front and are clamped down by 10-piston calipers. A drive mode selector is included and comes with the same Wet Mode that all 992-generation 911s feature. This detects water on the road and automatically preconditions the stability and ABS systems to suit.
Like the 911 Carrera models, the new 911 Turbo is equipped with a 10.9-inch central touch screen. Other standard features include a GT Sport steering wheel, a Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app, and a Bose surround sound system.
Pricing for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe starts at $203,500, while the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will retail for $216,300. Prices exclude the $1,350 delivery, processing and handling charge.