Since the much-awaited Geneva Motor Show has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreaks, automakers that were supposed to launch their vehicles in the said show have resorted to online platforms to unveil their latest offerings. One of them is Porsche as it unveiled its all-new 911 Turbo S.
As expected, the all-new 911 Turbo S’s exterior design is more aggressive than the standard 911 models. This includes more aggressive aero elements, side air intakes, and a bigger rear spoiler that automatically raises itself up at higher speeds. It also gets a front chin that automatically deploys at high speeds for more downforce at the car’s nose.
Being the flagship of the 911 range, the 911 Turbo S gets a very luxurious interior. There’s a special stitching detail that harks back to the original 930 Turbo, along with a host of other goodies such as exclusive 911 Turbo S gauges, graphics, and a GT steering wheel.
Now, for its performance, the 911 Turbo S does not disappoint. It has a new 3.8-liter twin-turbo H6 6-cylinder boxer engine that produces a whopping 641 hp and 800 Nm of torque. This new engine is mated to an equally-new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, enabling it to sprint from zero to 100 kph in just 2.7 seconds. Top speed is quoted at 330 kph.
Putting all that power to the ground is a set of 20-inch wheels at the front wrapped in 255/35 tires and 21-inch wheels at the rear wrapped in wide 315/30 tires. This is the first time that the 911 Turbo S gets a different set of tires for the front and rear axles. Of course, as it is the Turbo S variant, an AWD system is standard and is fitted with a limited-slip differential at the center and rear of the drivetrain. An adaptive suspension also comes as standard along with a rear-wheel steering system.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S carries a base price of US$203,500 for the coupe and US$216,300 for the convertible in the US. Of course, a full list of options is available, which can easily increase the car’s final price. US deliveries will start in late 2020.