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.
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.