Official: Porsche 991 Turbo and Turbo S Models

Porsche 991 Turbo S

Porsche has finally revealed the all new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models of the 991 Series, the fifth generation that marks the 40th anniversary of the Turbo models, while the 911 series itself marks the 50th anniversary. At a first glance, the differences between the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and the new Turbo models is evident among them being the wider ‘hips’ and the two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with full LED headlights fitted with daytime running lights and automatic dimming beam as standard and optional in the Turbo model. Their powerhouses is fed by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter, direct-injection and 6-cylinder boxer engine discharging 383 kW (520 hp) in the turbo model and 412 kW (560 hp) in the Turbo S model. The powerhouse in both cases is then mated to a 7-speed PDK transmission with a start-stop system.

Also in these new Turbo models is a new thermal management system that results to fuel saving of up to 16 percent and the fuel consumption of both the Turbo and Turbo S which is at 9.7 l/100 km. Porsche developed a new version of their PTM-Porsche Traction Management fitted to the four wheel drive system of these Turbo models, the Turbo model now sprints from naught to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds faster than the previous Turbo S by 0.1 seconds, the new Turbo S does the same in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 318km/h.

About the sound from the exhaust, Porsche has ensured that passengers will enjoy the ‘turbo sound’ through the sound symposer. It has an acoustic channel and a membrane that allows the vibrations between the throttle valve and the air filter transmit to the interior; giving the passengers the electric feeling felt from the outside.

Yet another amazing feature, appearing for the first time in the new Porsche 911 Turbo models-the rear wheel steering. This is all about improving performance on the track and road thanks to the two electro-mechanical actuators in place of conventional bearing arms on the left and right side of the rear axle. Basically, at speeds of up to 50km/h, the rear wheels relative to the front wheels in the opposite direction. The driver will experience the same effect as a 250 mm shorter wheelbase more refined steering effect!

Once the car reaches 80km/h, the rear wheels steer right along with the front wheels and the driver will experience the same effect as a longer wheel base 500 mm and that means more stability at high speeds. The aerodynamics is enhanced through the use of the new front spoiler built with three parts which are pneumatically adjustable and also a rear spoiler that has three positions.

Porsche 991 Turbo S

In regard to these spoiler positions, the driver can choose from different ranges among them being optimal efficiency which is less drag and more speed to extreme sporty ranges. In a sporty range, the front spoiler is fully extended for maximum downforce on front axle while the rear spoiler is at the highest point for maximum downforce on rear wheels. These conditions ensured a time saving of two seconds on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

With the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control as an option for the first time in the Turbo and Turbo S models, the 911 Turbo S puts a round of the 20.8 km long circuit in less than 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

Porsche 991 Turbo S

The interior id treated to the color combination Black and Carrera red while the sport seats are adjustable up to 18 positions and with memory along. The rear of the backrests is lined with leather; the seats are further treated to double stitching. Music lovers will enjoy the Bose audio system also in the previous 911 Turbo but this time and as option is the Burmester system. Other details include the adaptive cruise control and traffic detection features.

As for the prices (inclusive of VAT), the Porsche 911 Turbo is priced from € 162.055 while the Porsche 911 Turbo S is priced from € 195.256, these cars will be available for purchase in late September this year.

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Published: May 3, 2013 1:51 pm

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