This is the new Porsche 911 Turbo, and it’s not as fast as the stunning Porsche 911 Turbo S from 2020; A car that we found very convincing indeed. No, this is the little brother of this S, which means that everything was rejected.
You’d still be wise before you accept it, because like its big brother, it’s damn fast. The total output is now 572 HP and a healthy torque of 553 lb ft. Down on the 641 HP of the Turbo S, but almost 40 HP more than the 991 Turbo of the last generation. 572 HP are also quite a lot anyway.
Especially when it manifests as 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds (just a tenth of a second less than the S) and is delivered via this raging 3.7-liter six-cylinder twin turbo engine that proudly backs is thrown. On a highway or a really, really long racetrack, it will reach 1
Still, the engine is pretty amazing. Of course, it’s chic to have hits like VTG that adjust intake thrust based on engine speed and load. There is a new charge air cooling system and “high-precision” piezo injectors for better gas acceptance. To use what is probably a terrible cliché, imagine them like little fuel snipers.
It’s all-wheel drive because it’s a Cap T Turbo, uses an eight-speed PDK transmission, and – Porsche claims – will return between 22.6 and 23.5 MPG.
In terms of chassis, it’s wider on both axles than the old Turbo – 42mm more front, 10mm rear – and features Porsche’s traction management setup (which can transmit higher torque at the front), bigger brakes, active dampers ( PASM) or the option of the PASM Sports suspension, which moves 10 mm lower and is even firmer. Other options include composite brakes and dynamic chassis control (PDCC). The option to buy a new, probably thinner, wallet is noticeable due to the lack. If someone still uses wallets in 2020.
It would be difficult for you to tell this and a Turbo S apart. Except for the obvious lack of an ‘S’ on the trunk. The rear tubes are four (the S has two), there are electric cooling air flaps at the front, the active rear spoiler, induction suction openings on the rear side walls and the continuous LED light strip at the rear.
Do you still have the wallet on hand? The Lightweight Design Pack reduces the weight by 30 kg thanks to lightweight bucket seats, a rear seat extinguishing and less insulation (yay!). There is also the possibility of a sports exhaust system. Inside, it’s like the 992 – that is, incomparable.
Prices in the UK start at £ 134,400 for the 911 Turbo Coupé and £ 143,560 for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Do you think you can handle the stigma of driving a tenth of a second slower than a Turbo S? Save £ 20k and pack one of them.