For our engineers, every finish line is just a stopover. On their onward journey. In their eternal quest for further improvements. Which brings us to the 640 horsepower of the 911 Turbo S. Actually, that says it all. But it would be a real shame not to mention other details.
Larger exhaust turbochargers and piezo injectors are used for the first time. Exhaust manifolds derived from the 911 GT2 RS improve responsiveness and efficiency, thanks to optimized flow ratios.
Charge-air cooling and engine air intake have been completely redesigned. Previously, air for the intercooler was supplied via side air intakes in the rear fenders and the engine air via a rear decklid. This principle has been swapped over in the new 911 Turbo S. This enables more efficient charge air cooling – and thus more power.
Producing an extremely sporty result. The 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, 6-cylinder horizontally opposed engine with VTG produces 640 hp. Breathtaking: acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 2.6 seconds with Launch Control. ¼ mile is also outstanding: 10.5 seconds. Top track speed: 205 mph.
The entirely redeveloped 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) enables gear changes in milliseconds – without interrupting the flow of power. Compared to the previous generation, it provides a noticeably wider spread between comfort, performance and efficiency.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
Depending on the road conditions and the driving mode, the enhanced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) actively and continuously controls the damping force for each individual wheel. The result: reduced body movements and thus more comfort with increased dynamism.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
All-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) optimally distributes drive force between the permanently driven rear axle and the front axle. The system has been further enhanced. It is now more robust and offers improved control. The result: increased precision and resilience.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+)
Together with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) including electronic rear differential lock, it ensures the optimum level of drive power is distributed to the individual wheels in every situation.
No compromises – we take this very seriously. Especially when it comes to the serious side of driving pleasure, of course: your safety. Because we love accelerating, we also aim for maximum speed when braking.
The motorsport-proven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) feature extremely light ceramic brake discs. They have a diameter of 420 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear. Together with the new 10-piston fixed calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear, they produce outstanding braking performance. The calipers are characteristically painted yellow. On request, they are also available in High Gloss Black. Also characteristic: their extraordinary performance – when you need to go fast or very slow.
The new 911 Turbo S is fitted with 20/21-inch 911 Turbo S forged alloy wheels. These have a two-tone finish (High Gloss Black) and are equipped with motorsport-proven central locking.
Those who have tested their limits on the racetrack also strive for maximum sporting performance on the road. It's always about best times – and great times. The Sport Chrono Package including mode switch is a visible expression of our racing history. For an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission.
With the mode switch including SPORT Response button on the steering wheel you can choose from five driving modes: 'Normal', 'SPORT', 'SPORT PLUS' and 'Individual'. A new addition to this is 'WET' mode¹ that helps support the driver when driving in the wet.
With the 'SPORT Response' function, the engine and transmission are prepared for the fastest possible unleashing of power. The result: maximum responsiveness and acceleration potential for a period of approximately 20 seconds.
The Sport Chrono Package also includes: the new Porsche Track Precision app for measuring and managing lap times and driving data. To show you precisely what your new personal best time looks like. The user interface of the app has been completely modernized, making it even more intuitive and easy to use on your smartphone.
You cannot avoid the wind. But you can direct it. If you are equipped with active aerodynamics, at least. The aerodynamic system, which has been enhanced compared to the previous generation, makes the 911 Turbo S models even more flexible in any situation. Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) ensure optimum performance, along with optimizing aerodynamic drag.
Important for this: the new active cool air intake flaps in the front air intakes. These are designed to reduce drag during everyday use and optimize performance. They close automatically while the car is in motion, thereby reducing drag. If required, the flaps open, ensuring optimum engine cooling.
Added to this is the variable front spoiler made from a flexible, pneumatic elastomer and the rear spoiler. Both will extend and retract synchronously in several positions.
Also new: the Airbrake function. At full braking from high speed, the front and rear spoilers automatically (additionally) extend, producing a positive impact on the braking distance – depending on the selected driving program.
As much as we like being at the forefront – let's start with the rear, where the heart of every 911 has beaten since 1963 and the heart of every 911 Turbo since 1974: the horizontally opposed engine. The rear has an appropriately powerful design – and is 0.79 in. (20 mm) wider than that of its predecessor. Its muscular fenders, in particular, emphasize its sporting genes. They are another distinguishing feature that has characterized the 911 Turbo since the very first model.
The front design language is a reference to Porsche history – and yet breaks new ground. It is a whopping 1.78 in. (45 mm) wider. In combination with its broader track, this significantly increases stability. The fenders are traditionally higher than the hood, emphasizing the design DNA typical of Porsche. The hood's characteristic dynamic recess profiles and straight slope to the front fascia are a tribute to earlier 911 models. Equally distinctive: the four-point daytime running lights and low beam of the new, more slanted LED headlights with Matrix Design.
The more pronounced front fascia with its black airblades directs any headwind. Or to be more precise: into the side air intakes and new active air intake flaps that enable adjustable air-flow and thus optimum aerodynamics and cooling. In addition, the front fascia accommodates the inconspicuously integrated camera and sensors for the comfort and assistance systems.
It combines the traditional silhouette of a 911 Turbo with the ability to listen to the unmistakable, unfiltered sound of a turbo engine with the top down.
The fully automatic fabric roof of the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet has a fixed rear windshield made of glass and three integral supporting magnesium elements, making it extremely robust and yet incredibly lightweight.
It opens or closes in around 12 seconds – up to a speed of 31 mph.
The roof lining is made from a heat-insulating and sound absorbing material, resulting in perceptibly consistent interior temperatures and an effective suppression of wind noise. If that's what you want.
An electric wind deflector offers draft-free driving with the top down. Again with minimum wind noise. At the touch of a button, it can be extended or retracted in just two seconds.
The seamless, one-piece light strip including 'PORSCHE' logo at the rear connects the three-dimensional LED taillights.
The variable front spoiler can be extended lower than the previous model, further optimizing the aerodynamics.
Typical Porsche, typical 911 Turbo S: the combination of traditional design elements and groundbreaking technology. This is instantly apparent on the instrument cluster with its analog tachometer and two high-resolution displays, whose virtual instruments show all the essential vehicle information. Right next to this: the high-resolution 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen display including online navigation. Analog precision meets digital integration.
New and yet a nod to the previous 911 generations: the horizontal lines of the interior. The concept, with its ascending center console decoupled from the dashboard, provides optimum access to all the main functions at all times. The number of controls has been significantly reduced as part of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit operating concept, and everything is located within direct reach of the driver. Sports car ergonomics that also characterize the new GT Sport Steering Wheel with multifunction controls and shift paddles.
We build sports cars with conviction. This means attaching maximum importance to every detail. Wherever you look and whatever you touch, everything has its place and everything is of high quality. The leather interior in two-tone combination with contrasting stitching is extremely stylish. The quilted seat centers and quilted door panels are a reference to 911 history: the interior of the first 911 Turbo models was produced in this elaborate fashion. Added to this are decorative elements in matte carbon fiber. Yet more evidence that maximum performance can also be expressed in terms of look and feel.
With 12 loudspeakers and amplifier channels, including a patented 100-watt subwoofer fitted to the bodywork, the BOSE® Surround Sound System ensures optimum sound. Total output: a whopping 570 watts.
The optionally available Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System provides sound performance of the highest level.
We need to get the most out of every day. Porsche Connect helps you do this. It puts you in the ideal starting position for any road trip – and any of your goals.
With new, helpful services and the Porsche Connect app you can synchronize destinations and calendars with your Porsche, plan trips with Real-time Traffic Information and use music services on your smartphone. Be navigated, informed and entertained by your Porsche in real time. The navigation and infotainment package helps you to reach your destination faster, thanks to route calculation with up-to-date online maps. Using the voice control you can easily search for information, such as the weather at your destination, and have current news on the economy, politics and sports read aloud to you.
The new Adaptive Sport Seats Plus with 18-way electric adjustment are finished in smooth-finish leather, with their firm, sporty padding providing outstanding lateral support. Turbo typical: the headrests with embossed 'turbo S' logo. The quilted seat centers and quilted door panels are reminiscent of the first 911 models.
Why is driving the 911 Turbo S so fulfilling? Because you don't have to concentrate on anything else and are at one with yourself. Thanks to numerous assistance systems. Such as Warn and Brake Assist or automatic distance control: it helps to regulate the speed of your 911 Turbo S fully independently based on the distance from the vehicle in front. Added to this is the new WET mode¹ driving program. An innovative system that supports you when driving in the wet. The standard ParkAssist and Reversing Camera can be extended to include the Surround View option. This supplements the Reversing Camera with three more high-resolution cameras.
With sports car-specific tuning, Porsche InnoDrive optimizes your speed with the aid of navigation data and information supplied by the radar and video sensors.The result: improved comfort, increased efficiency and a driving experience typical of Porsche. Driving speed is predictively adapted to speed restrictions and road topography (gradients, corners). At the same time, Porsche InnoDrive controls acceleration, deceleration and gear selection (including coasting). The system's predictive capability of up to 1.9 miles and real-time optimization of driving strategy enable a harmonious and fuel-saving drive.
Being visible is one thing. But the ability to see everything is even more important. This is taken care of by the LED headlights with Matrix Design and High Beam Assist including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
The three-dimensional LED taillights are connected by the new seamless light strip.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders
|Twin-turbocharged boxer 6
|Max. power at rpm
|Max. engine speed
|Max. torque at rpm
|2,500 - 4,000 rpm
|Max. power per liter
|Top track speed
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package
|Width w/ mirrors folded
|Drag coefficient (Cd)
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
|Front luggage compartment volume
|Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)
|EPA estimates not yet available.