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S model is the fastest and most powerful 911 Turbo ever made
Mark Tisshaw
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3 March 2010

Porsche’s new 911 Turbo S will become the fastest and most powerful 911 Turbo model ever when deliveries start in May.

The Turbo S badge has been used twice before, on limited-production run-out versions of the 993 and 996. This time, however, Porsche says the 997 Turbo S will be a model in its own right, sitting right at the top of the current range for the final two years of the 997’s production.

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It has been created to meet demand from customers asking for the ultimate driver’s 911, and many of the options from the standard 911 Turbo are available as part of the list price.

Power from the 911 Turbo’s twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre flat six engine has been increased in the Turbo S to 523bhp, up from 493bhp. Its torque output has also been increased by 37lb ft, to 516lb ft. Despite these increases, combined fuel economy remains at 24.8mpg.

Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox in conjunction with Porsche’s Traction Management system. Wheel-mounted paddle shifters are included as standard for the first time in a 911. Porsche’s Torque Vectoring system, which includes a mechanical limited-slip differential, is also standard.

The chassis is upgraded by the inclusion of the Sport Chrono package, which includes Launch Control and Dynamic Engine Mounts. These changes improve chassis rigidity, reduce vibration and help boost speed and acceleration. The Turbo S’s 0-62mph time is 3.3sec, 0.3sec faster than the Turbo’s. It can get from 0-124mph in 10.8sec and reach a top speed of 196mph.

Other standard features over the regular Turbo include Ceramic Composite Brakes, Dynamic Cornering Lights, sports seats with increased adjustability, 19in RS Spyder alloys wheels and two-tone leather seats.

Prices for the Turbo S start at £123,623 for the coupé and £130,791 for the cabriolet, respective price rises of £21,800 and £21,743 over the Turbo.

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herbie911 11 February 2010

Re: Porsche 911 Turbo S revealed

Klaaz wrote:

herbie911 wrote:
Porsche likes to do a Turbo S version before a the 991/998 arrive!

Problem is: they like to do it every month!

Every month? Which pointless boring 'SPECIAL EDITION' 997 model had they brought out over the last 12 months?

As far as I know

997 Turbo

997 Turbo S

997 GT3

997 GT3RS

997 Sport Classics

These are all rubbish driver car. Wish they don't exist!

Klaaz 10 February 2010

Re: Porsche 911 Turbo S revealed

herbie911 wrote:
Porsche likes to do a Turbo S version before a the 991/998 arrive!

Problem is: they like to do it every month!

herbie911 9 February 2010

Re: Porsche 911 Turbo S revealed

Porsche likes to do a Turbo S version before a the 991/998 arrive!

Audi do a RS version before the arrival of new A3/4/5/6!

Ford bring out out the RS Focus before the new Focus!!

The DBS is only a slightly tuned up version of the DB9!

Ferrari did a Scuderia and Challenge Stradale before the F430 and F360 being replaced!

Lambo gave us the Superleggera before the previous Gallardo being replaced by the LP560!

All manufacturer will use different tricks to tempt us with their products. They are out there to make money!

The Turbo S is an amazing car. It got the performance only ultra special car such as a Veyron can surpass. It can still do 25mpg. It got one of the best brakes in the business! It is wellbuilt and you don't have to be Mr Abramovich to service the car. The rear seat is good enough to transport my 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son. The 4wd enable me to drive to work even when it is raining. My wife can leave it at Tesco car park without people crowding around it! If you can't afford a new one, the classic shape enable it not to look dated even when you buy second hand in 4 years time.

Why having a dig at manufacturer who gives us great sports car which hard working professional can buy??

I can work 7 days a week but wouldn't able to buy a F458 unless I sell my wife and kids! Porsche is a achievable dream!

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