It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Yet the 911 Turbo S also stands for great composure. It sounds paradoxical at first but it is made believable by the playful ease with which the S model reaches its maximum performance values.
The 3.8-litre, 6-cylinder, twin-turbo engine delivers 560 hp between 6500 and 6750 rpm – that’s 40 hp more than the 911 Turbo.
The maximum torque is 553 lb.-ft. with overboost, a function of the Sport Chrono Package including dynamic engine mounts which is fitted as standard. The power is transmitted by the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) to the active all-wheel-drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). And we should mention the top speed again: 197 mph. These performance values are impressive because they are set against consumption values that are no less important. The 911 Turbo S shows an average fuel consumption in the NEDC of just 9.7 litres over 100 km. This reference value is achieved thanks, amongst other things, to Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA): the flexible adjustment of front spoiler and rear wing improves performance – and lowers consumption.
And the 911 Turbo S also has rear-axle steering as standard. This combines the various demands of a high-performance sports car that is suitable for everyday use: excellent agility and great driving stability. Yet another apparent Porsche paradox.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is fitted as standard to stabilise sway. Together with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – a system that electronically controls the shock absorbers – and Porsche Stability Management (PSM), it ensures that the 911 Turbo S is not only setting standards in terms of dynamics, but also in terms of the chassis.
Composure is also generated by the highperformance braking system, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). It has already satisfied the toughest requirements on the racetrack and is a standard feature in the 911 Turbo S.
Excellent levels of comfort are provided by systems that are fitted as standard, such as cruise control or ParkAssist front and rear. And the LED main headlights in conjunction with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
The enthusiasm of the 911 Turbo S is also evident at the rear: with the ‘turbo S’ logo and the dark chrome tailpipe trim. We can see this on the side with the SportDesign exterior mirror with V-shaped base and the gloss-lathed, forged 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels. Their central locking devices are derived from racing sport.
In the interior, exclusive materials in a highquality finish are standard. Specifically: the two-tone leather interior package in Black and Garnet Red. The interior trim in carbon. The door sill guards with the ‘turbo S’ logo. The adaptive Sports seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and driver memory package and leather-covered backrest shell with double French seam.
Performance generates composure. Not a paradox. But standard in the 911 Turbo S.