Porsche HQ has instituted a rather interesting strategy regarding vehicle introductions. Most brands prefer to release the halo/range-leaders at the very end of a model’s introduction cycle. Porsche has gone in the other direction. When the company launched the all-electric Taycan (view SA pricing here) it was the Turbo S that broke cover first, the same applied to the 911 Turbo S (more info here). Today the automaker has launched the ‘regular’ Porsche 911 Turbo.
Power and dynamics
The 992 generation 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet make their international debut today. Both body styles are powered by twin-turbocharged, flat-six engines. Peak power is rated as 427 kW, a 30 kW hike over the variant it replaces. With an overboost function in place maximum torque is 750 N.m. As has been the case since the introduction of the 993, power is sent to all four wheels. In the latest car it is transmitted through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Porsche says that both versions complete the benchmark 0-100 km/h sprint in a lightning 2,8 seconds. The top speed remains unchanged at 320 km/h. With these acceleration figures the new 911 Turbo is as quick as the outgoing (991) 911 Turbo S.
Porsche has increased the body width by 45 mm up to 1 840 mm at the front wheels and 20 mm at the rear. The front and rear tracks have also been widened, up 42- and 10 mm respectively. The front tyres measure 255/35 on 20 inch alloys while the rears are 315/30 on 21-inch alloys. Standard brakes are cast iron discs that measure 408 mm up front and 380 mm on the rear.
Standard items of the new Porsche 911 Turbo models include LED headlights, adaptive aerodynamics featuring a larger active front and larger variable rear spoiler, a continuous light bar with its LED taillights, as well as a louvred engine cover with silver trim strips. Porsche has introduced a number of options for 992-series Turbo variants. These include the option of a sports exhaust system, an electrically controlled 10 mm-lower sports suspension, optional hydraulic active anti-roll stabilisation and ceramic composite brakes ten-piston fixed callipers at the front.
Porsche is also offering optional Lightweight Design and Sports packages. The former reduces the Coupe’s mass by 30 kilograms through the adoption of lightweight bucket seats, deleting the rear seats and applying less insulation. The Sports package features the 911 Turbo Sport Design package as well as additional features in black and in carbon, in addition to Exclusive Design tail lights.
Porsche 911 Turbo R3 339 000
Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet R3 539 000