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 aspirated engine air via a rear grille. This principle has been swapped over in the current 911 Turbo models. This can also be seen from an additional two-tract air outlet for the intercoolers between the tailpipes in the rear fascia. This enables more efficient air flow and charge-air cooling – and thus more power.
In the 911 Turbo, the unit delivers 572 hp, and 640 hp in the 911 Turbo S. The sprint performances are excellent. he 911 Turbo reaches 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and covers the ¹/₄ mile in 10.8 seconds. The 911 Turbo S reaches 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and covers the ¹/₄ mile in 10.5 seconds. Top track speed: 199 mph in the 911 Turbo and 205 mph in the 911 Turbo S.
The completely redeveloped 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison with previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency.
In Sport mode, the 911 Turbo models respond more dynamically. In Sport Plus mode, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and rear-axle steering ensure sportier damping, increased roll stability and more direct turn-in on entering corners.
In addition, the Sport Chrono Package has three more functions. The first is Launch Control, which can be used to achieve the best possible standing start in Sport Plus mode.
Rear-axle steering enhances performance and suitability for everyday use in equal measure. The advantage for day-to-day driving: at low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This leads to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase. The advantage for sporty driving: at high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels.
The further development of the lift system on the front axle allows more ground clearance at the front of the 911 Turbo. More precisely, by 40 mm (1.5 in) and up to a speed of approx. 21 mph. The system therefore ensures that curbs, ramps and parking garages entrances are a sporting challenge of the past.
First things first: the rear. Because this is 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 of the 911 Turbo models is powerfully designed: it is wider. 20 mm (0.79 in) wider than previous models, to be precise. The rear fenders have a particularly powerful design. Another distinguishing feature that has characterized the 911 Turbo since the very first model. The rear is clear and precise. Straight lines, with an evident horizontal orientation. Focusing on the essentials. The rear screen appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the rear grille with black slats with silver inlays.
The front design language is a reference to Porsche history – and yet breaks new ground. It is a whopping 45 mm (1.77 in) wider. In combination with its broader track, this significantly increases stability. The fenders are traditionally higher than the hood's. Even more clearly shaped, they highlight the typical design DNA of Porsche. The hood’s characteristic dynamic recess profiles and straight slope to the front fascia are a reference to the design language of earlier 911 models. Another typical distinguishing feature: the four-point daytime running lights and low beam of the new, more slanted LED headlights.
The more pronounced front fascia with its black airblades directs any headwind. Or to be more precise: into the side air intakes and active cool air intake flaps that enable needs-based air flow and thus optimum aerodynamics and cooling. In addition, the front fascia accommodates the almost invisibly integrated camera and sensors for the comfort and assistance systems. The variable front spoiler can be extended lower than the previous model, further optimizing the aerodynamics.
It goes without saying that the air supply plays a decisive role in a 911 Turbo. But why limit it to the engine? Finally, the Cabriolet experience can also be rigorously driven to the top. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet models unite the classic silhouette of the 911 Turbo with the possibility of enjoying the unmistakable sound of the turbo engine even more intensively with the roof open. They are fitted with a fully automatic fabric roof. It has a fixed glass rear windshield and three integral magnesium elements that make the roof highly robust and yet particularly lightweight. The roof opens or closes in around 12 seconds – up to a speed of 31 mph. Also can be operated by remote control, if you like.
Tangible motorsport emotion: the GT Sport Steering Wheel is fitted as standard in the 911 Turbo. With a thumb rest and 12 o’clock marking as well as spoke trims with bolt applications, it makes clear reference to the motorsport DNA.
The optional Ambient Lighting is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It includes dimmable LEDs in the center console, around the door handles, door storage compartments, front footwells and rear seats. You have the choice between seven lighting colors.
The 14-way fully electric Sport Seats are not only comfortable, but also provide good lateral support. Seat height and backrest adjustment can be adjusted electrically, as can the fore/aft position, the lumbar support and the seat squab angle and depth. A comprehensive memory function is also included. The headrests are embossed with the ‘turbo’ or ‘turbo S’ logo. The seat backrests have quilted seat centers and backrests in leather.
Remarkably comfortable for a sports car: the rear seats. As with the front seats, the center panels of the seat centers are quilted. The shelf behind these provides additional storage. Thanks to the folding backrests, the 911 Turbo Coupe models have ample space in the rear for luggage. With 5.7 cu-ft in the 911 Turbo Cabriolet models.
Using sensors in the front wheel housing, the system detects swirled-up water spray, thereby assessing wet road surfaces. If it detects a noticeably wet road surface, the response behaviour of PSM and PTM is prepared accordingly. The system informs the driver of detected wetness and recommends that they switch manually to Wet mode. If the driver activates this, PSM, PTM, aerodynamics, PTV Plus and the responsiveness of the drivetrain are adjusted.
The Porsche Wet mode is not a substitute for adopting an appropriate driving manner in different road and weather conditions, and is, at the most, an aid for the driver.
Where system limitations allow, the system regulates the speed of your 911 Turbo fully independently in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor in the front fascia monitors the area in front of your vehicle. If you have selected a cruising speed and begin to approach another vehicle that is traveling in the same lane as you and which is driving more slowly, the system slows the engine or gently applies the brakes.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) uses a camera to detect the divider line markings where system limitations allow. The system supports the driver with steering assistance when the vehicle approaches a detected divider line marking and threatens to leave the lane, thus helping to keep the car on track. Integrated traffic sign recognition uses camera images and navigation data to detect speed limits, ‘no overtaking’ zones and indirect information, such as boundary signs, and displays these in the instrument cluster.
Night Vision Assist provides you with information when driving at night, even beyond the range of the headlights within the system limits. An infrared camera detects pedestrians or large wildlife before they are illuminated. A thermal image in the instrument cluster warns you: the detected person or animal is highlighted in yellow – or in red and accompanied by an audible signal if within the critical range in front of the vehicle. At the same time, the stopping distance control is activated.
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
|2,250 - 4,500 rpm
|Max. power per liter
|Top track speed
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package
|Width w/ mirrors folded
|Turning circle diameter
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
|Front luggage compartment volume
|Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)
|EPA estimates not yet available.