Porsche 911 Turbo S – Porsche – Motor Sport Magazine

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Porsche 911

Turbo S

I have at least one example of every 911 Turbo to go on sale since the car was shown 40 years this This might sound a proud boast, but I mention it now to make a point: in all those I never drove one I preferred to the normally aspirated car upon it was based.

This should be no Advantages held by normal over their turbocharged include a much better a far greater inclination to rev and instantaneous response. They are of course far both to buy and run as well.

And yet I felt this new 911 Turbo just be the exception to this unbreakable rule. I felt the wheelbase and electric steering of the 991 would play better to the role as the warp factor bullet than any of its

stablemates. I it might be the first Turbo to designed that way, than adapted from format.

It certainly looks the part. Turbos have always the wider of the two bodies Porsche has for produced for the 911, for this it’s made a third for the Turbo. It’s so wide at the its arches are reminiscent of the Martini RSRs of the mid 1970s. There are two outputs: 520bhp for the standard and 560bhp for the Turbo S, the extra merely from software the turbos to boost at 1.2bar than just 1.0bar.

And now the S, once the niche model of the will account for the vast of turbo sales.

Engine 3.8 litres, six cylinders

560bhp @ 5500rpm

Torque ft @ 2100rpm

Transmission seven-speed clutch, four-wheel drive


Porsche 911

Top speed 197mph


To cope with power it has four-wheel drive, steering, torque vectoring, brakes, active roll active engine mounts yes, even a water-cooled axle.

I have no doubt at all the is the fastest road car that any person would consider every day. Regardless of always conservative claims, the S will hit 60mph in substantially than 3sec – indeed the optional sticky tyres I’d not be to see nearer 2.5sec. Yet that’s the half of it.

These numbers say nothing of how this performance is, how effortlessly placed on the road and how entirely this experience is once got used to its shattering punch.

So I’m sad to say I don’t want one, at not like I want a standard available for half the money. I a 911 to be simple and I want it to be narrow. I its engine to sing to me and I want the experience to challenge me. This car none of these things.

It’s the first 911 coupé to broach 1600kg and for all its speed it heavy, bloated and uninvolving to I’d also point out that its has no place in a car costing this

But I don’t think this car is by people like me, even who have the money. I think a car for those who need not a 911 but a weapon, a car near Bugatti Veyron of punch off the line, that’ll comfortably at light aircraft yet which you can leave in the street reasonable confidence it’ll be there tomorrow. And for them, I must admit there is else to touch it in the world.

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