Last year Porsche pulled the wraps off its latest generation 911, internal codename 992. You can read some of our earlier 911 stories at this link. Since the first derivatives appeared fans of the brand have been waiting for higher-performance variants, such as the new Porsche 911 Turbo S which made its debut today. Porsche has chosen to release two body styles of the hotter S version, the coupe and Cabrio.

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Turbo power

The new 911 Turbo S derivatives are powered by a new 3,8-litre boxer engine with two variable geometry turbochargers. In its latest guise the range-topping 911 punches out 478 kW (an increase of 51 kW over its predecessor). Peak torque is now up 50 N.m to a whopping 800 N.m . The new engine fitted to the 911 Turbo S features a completely redesigned charge air cooling system; larger VTG turbochargers and piezo injectors.

As the recipe has been since the 993 generation power is fed to all four wheels. The 992 Turbo S variants deliver their power via a model-specific eight-speed Porsche twin-clutch transmission (PDK). Thanks to recalibration of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system the transfer case can distribute up to 500 N.m to the front wheels. With launch control the Turbo S can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 2,7 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h in 8,9 seconds. Top speed is rated as 330 km/h.

Different appearance

In a similar vein to recent Turbo variants the New Porsche 911 Turbo S has a different appearance to other 911s in the range. Among the changes is a body that is 45 mm wider at the front and 20 mm wider at the rear. The wider metal helps to cover up track widths that are 42 mm wider at the front axle and 10 mm wider at the rear. Wheels consist of 20-inch tyres at the front and 21-inch (315-section) tyres at the rear. A sports suspension set-up also lowers the ride height by 10 mm.

Wider air intakes at the front at set off by standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. An extendable front spoiler and the larger rear wing are also cues that this is the apex Porsche 911. From the rear the new Turbo is marked out by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss black.

The Turbo-specific treatment continues inside. Standard equipment includes a full leather interior and carbon-fibre trim with silver accents, 18-way adjustable sports seats and graphic elements and Turbo S logos in the instrument. Other features include a GT sports steering wheel, a Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app and BOSE hifi.