Most powerful Turbo S will be built in just 500 units worldwide; it marks the start of the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur arm

Porsche has launched its most powerful 911 Turbo S model yet, the Exclusive Series, to mark the opening of a new division called Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The model made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Like McLaren's Special Operations division, the in-house workshop will specialise in producing customised products. Its first car, the Exclusive Series, will be produced in just 500 units worldwide.

The car’s  twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat six engine has been boosted with a power kit to deliver 599bhp and 553lb ft of torque. That’s 17bhp more than standard, with the same maximum torque, helping to trim the car’s 0-124mph time to 9.6sec, three-tenths faster than the regular model. The car’s claimed 0-60mph time and top speed remain unchanged at 2.8sec and 205mph respectively.

As standard, the Exclusive Series gets black, centre-locking 20in wheels with Golden Yellow Metallic highlights. The calipers of the carbon-ceramic brakes also come in black with gold Porsche logos.

The model sits on Porsche’s active sports chassis with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and it gets the Sport Chrono package as standard. These work with rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), both of which are standard on all 911 Turbo S models.

Buyers can choose from an extended palette of exterior colours that includes a bespoke Golden Yellow Metallic and carbonfibre trim finish. The car gets the Turbo S’s Turbo Aerokit as standard, adding a large spoiler at the back.

Inside, passengers sit on 18-way adjustable sports seats that are wrapped in perforated leather wearing two stripes in Golden Yellow. Seams and Turbo S lettering are also stitched into the headrests, while an Alcantara rooflining gets a Golden Yellow double stripe.

Each car is numbered with a plate fitted on the passenger's side. In addition, the car’s carbonfibre door sills get illuminated Exclusive Series lettering.

Porsche Design has released a customised chronograph watch to go with the new model, echoing the colour scheme and design of the Exclusive Series. It comes as one of several matching accessories buyers can add to their purchase.

Porsche is yet to decide how many examples of the Exclusive Series will come to the UK and what starting prices will be. But the car maker has suggested that global prices will start at around $257,500, which equates to £202,266 at current exchange rates. That’s a £54,726 premium on the regular Turbo S.

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9 June 2017
I would have thought a stripped out light weight Turbo S would have been the ideal nutter Porsche?

Peter Cavellini.

9 June 2017
For God's sake Autocar, fix your bloody website! This is 2017, when I click on a pic for an enlarged view I should get... wait for it... an enlarged bloody view! Not two views side by side, the same size as the one I just clicked. Everyone else can do it, so there's no excuse.

9 June 2017
Lesia44 wrote:

For God's sake Autocar, fix your bloody website! This is 2017, when I click on a pic for an enlarged view I should get... wait for it... an enlarged bloody view! Not two views side by side, the same size as the one I just clicked. Everyone else can do it, so there's no excuse.

Agree 100%.
I've also said this in the past. AutoCar, you have no excuse in this day and age!

9 June 2017
mx5xm wrote:
Lesia44 wrote:

For God's sake Autocar, fix your bloody website! This is 2017, when I click on a pic for an enlarged view I should get... wait for it... an enlarged bloody view! Not two views side by side, the same size as the one I just clicked. Everyone else can do it, so there's no excuse.

Agree 100%.
I've also said this in the past. AutoCar, you have no excuse in this day and age!

Annnnd another vote for this. I don't comment much but this grinds my gears.

9 June 2017
If 500 folk will pay £55k extra for this, why bother go to the expense of engineering a proper limited edition variant? Easy money for Porsche, a bit depressing for the rest of us.

9 June 2017
Direct response to McLaren's MSO? Few tweaks, tons more cash, easy money indeed.

9 June 2017
But in reality news nearly two years after the Americans found the Porsche diesel engine in Cayenne using cheat devices, this emissions violation has finally dawned on the German authorities. Audi and high end Volkswagen use the same engines and obviously the same cheats but the German authorities don't know that yet. I will give them another few years to discover and hopefully expose the true collossal scale of Volkswagen emissions fraud that spreads beyond what has already been exposed. Hopefully Autocar will report this at some point since they are the only motoring magazine who have more or less consistently reported on this collossal corporate fraud which has the potential to change the way we see motoring.

9 June 2017
Whilst your annoyance at VW is clear, is this article really the place to air it?

10 June 2017
MarkII wrote:

Whilst your annoyance at VW is clear, is this article really the place to air it?

Why not? You don't have a choice in avoiding their emissions.

10 June 2017
This article is specifically about a Porsche and yes, I know, Porsche is now part of VW but the article is about a petrol 911 Turbo S so why shouldn't the comments be relevant?

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