Latest spy shots show the Porsche 911 Turbo S cabriolet undisguised for the first time

Porsche's 911 Turbo S cabriolet has been spotted undisguised for the first time.

These latest spy images show the car testing at the Nürburgring with its soft-top closed, ahead of a planned launch next year.

The Turbo S uses the same 3.8-litre flat six as the current 911 Turbo, tuned to give 30bhp more than the previous version at 552bhp. Such performance would give the Turbo S Cabriolet performance to rival the McLaren 12C, with a 0-62mph time of 3.1sec and a 198mph top speed.

The Turbo S cabriolet sports the same large side air intakes and rear spoiler as the 911 Turbo, while the front spoiler is believed to be unique to the Turbo S.

The Turbo S cabriolet is expected to make most of its underpinnings from the standard 911 Turbo. That means four-wheel drive and a lightweight body structure of aluminium, weighing around 1570kg.

 Also in line with the standard Turbo, the S cabriolet is likely to get four-wheel steering. Porsche says the system provides the car with new agility through corners - perhaps explaining why the car has been spending so much time at the Nürburgring.

 

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17 July 2013

I am sure this car is trully awesome in everyway on track and on the raod and for the wind in the hair feeling it is one of the best. My only difficulty with it is they just dont look special enough compared to the other cars available like the AM or even the cheaper F-Type. They are almost like a Q car as there are so many 911's, Caymans and Boxters on the road. Still 3.1 to 60 and possibly a very nice noise to make you smile would make it a very pleast drive on a day like today. But in the end I would not want to own one. I think our home grown MP4-12C although more expensive would be much more the place I would rater be or my current favourite the F-type.

Still another very nice 911!

 

17 July 2013

Why all the fuss,? its just another up date of a very

old car.

17 July 2013

What's actually old about this car? ... the position of the engine in the chassis?

What you probably don't realise is the technology that goes into a Porsche and German manufacturers in general.  They strive for engineering perfection and push the boundaries along.

 

18 July 2013

Wonderful how trolls express opinions devoid of any applied intelligence. Mr Sutcliffe just did a video test of the new GT3, a gearhead version of "a very old car", and came away with the opionion its the best sportcar he has ever driven. Chris Harris is of the same opinion. I do not thik that the engineers at Porsche do anything in half-measures. The new Turbo should set standards for the class.

'nuff said.

GeToD

 

18 July 2013

Now I've seen EVERYTHING!!!

 

GeToD wrote:

Wonderful how trolls express opinions devoid of any applied intelligence. Mr Sutcliffe just did a video test of the new GT3, a gearhead version of "a very old car", and came away with the opionion its the best sportcar he has ever driven. Chris Harris is of the same opinion. I do not thik that the engineers at Porsche do anything in half-measures. The new Turbo should set standards for the class.

'nuff said.

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