The new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S does zero to 100km/h in 2.6 seconds and runs the standing quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. Get ya pink slips out…
These days everything is a Turbo, including the new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Even though they have completely diluted the legendary Turbo badge in Zuffenhausen by sticking it on the back of anything including the shop truck, the dog, and the toilet doors, this is the 911 you’ve all been waiting for. Unless you’ve been waiting for the GT3. Or GT2. Or some kind of RS. Or the Targa. Or that electrified one.
The new 911 Turbo S is the range-topper of the latest 992 generation, and the quickest and most powerful 911 Turbo model ever. An updated 3.8-litre flat-six engine banks on two turbochargers to deliver 640 horsepower, 70bhp more than the previous generation, and 800Nm of torque which is an increase of 50Nm. With an eight-speed double-clutch gearbox that’s specific to the Turbo S, this thing digs in with all four wheels and accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 2.6 seconds. The Cabriolet version is only a tenth slower. We’re talking about a genuine ten-second car here – the standing quarter mile comes up in 10.5 seconds, and top speed is 330km/h.
Compared to the old version this 992 Turbo S is 45mm wider at the front and 20mm wider at the rear so good luck in parking spots, but these increased track widths, adaptive aerodynamics, and new tyres on centre-lock wheels all come in the name of handling. For the first time the wheels on the 911 Turbo S are staggered so they measure 20-inches up front and 21-inches at the rear.
Porsche also added two new factory options that you couldn’t get on the previous 911 Turbo S – Porsche Active Suspension Management drops the ride height by 10mm, and the Sport Exhaust System option features adjustable flaps to endear you to the neighbours. As before, the 992 model gets rear-axle steering and composite brakes which have been increased by 10mm to measure 420mm, clamped by 10-piston callipers.
Porsche Middle East says both the 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet models are already available to order with first deliveries arriving in July, and prices starting in the region of AED750,000.