The Geneva Motor Show was cancelled this year because of unforeseen circumstances, but Porsche still unveiled via online streaming its flagship performance car, the all-new and redesigned Porsche 911 Turbo S. Based off of the new 992 generation, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is the fastest, most powerful, most exclusive Porsche you can buy right now.
There’s always been some debate among purists as to which 911 is actually the best performer between the 911 Turbo S, 911 GT3 or the 911 RS models. Although all three are amazing track performers, there’s no debating that the best of the three for daily driving duties is by far the Turbo S. Unlike every Porsche 911 GT and RS car which is designed first and foremost for the track, the 911 Turbo S was always designed for the road first. It’s incredibly fast and the 992-generation will be even faster, but it’s also comfortable, quiet, packed with features, and built with elegant materials inside.
In other words, this new Porsche 911 Turbo S may just be the fastest daily driver the world has ever seen. Based off of the new 992 chassis, the Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe and convertible unveiled earlier this month features a massively powerful 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six that delivers 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Also new this year is an 8-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox that replaces the previous 7-speed PDK. Reaching 60 mph (97 km/h) will require only 2.6 seconds for the coupe and 2.7 seconds for the convertible. Top speed is rated at over 320 km/h (205 mph) and the quarter-mile is over and done in 10.5 seconds.
This makes the new flagship 911 the fastest 992 car you can buy by a wide margin. That said, it’s also the sharpest. The new chassis gives the driver even more control over the Turbo S’ power and the expanded rear wing increases downforce by 15 percent. The car comes standard with all-wheel drive that can send up to 368 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels to guarantee grip and ensure optimal handling in any and every condition. The system also includes a Wet Mode which uses acoustics to determine if the road is wet and appropriately adjust the stability control and ABS systems.
Visually, the 911 Turbo S is 1.8 inches wider than the outgoing model which also makes it wider than the current 911 GT2 RS. 20 inch wheels sit upfront while 21-inch wheels and tires sit in the back.
For the very best in Porsche 911 performance, the 911 Turbo S is the no-compromise option.
Date Posted: March 13, 2020