The newest Porsche 911 Turbo S bears the title as the most potent 911 in the market. Porsche Malaysia has announced the availability of their latest pride and joy for the local market as we uncovered facts about this Beast on the road.
The new 911 Turbo S puts out 650bhp from a 3.8 liter twin turbocharged flat-6 engine, that’s 50 more hps than the GT-R Nismo V6. The torque figure is a whopping 800Nm, which is 110Nm more than the Lamborghini Aventador S and 100Nm more than the Mercedes Benz AMG GT-R.
With 650 hp, the Porsche 911 Turbo S could do a century sprint in just 2.7 seconds. This makes it one of the fastest speedsters on the planet. For buyers information, it does 0 – 200 km/h in 8.9 secs, passing the marks set by the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series (10.58 seconds), Ferrari Enzo (10.64 seconds) and Carrera GT (10.70 seconds).
The impressive speed is thanks to the 911’s turbochargers, which measures 55mm in diameter for the turbine and more importantly 61mm in diameter for the compressor wheel. These are 5 and 3 mm bigger than the standard Carrera S engine (something for the tech guys to think about). The 911 Turbo S has 4 air intakes, why does it require that many? The answer is to ensure these massive turbines are properly fed. Air is channeled to the signature side vents, and also via the deck filters which sit right in front of the new, oversized spoiler.
The 911 Turbo S drives on all fours, coupled with Porsche Traction Management, to sustain 500Nm to the front wheels alone. In addition, an updated chassis sees the Turbo S with an increased width of 10mm at the back and 42mm wider at the front to hold the sheer 800Nm of torque.
The sports car has a wider track, front and back, which means it required larger tyres. This Turbo S is fitted with 255/35/20 fronts and 315/30/21 rears. For comparison, the outgoing 911 Turbo S had 245 sized tyres at the front and 305 section tyres in the back, both 20 inch in diameter.
What’s the purpose of Aero and Active Suspension
The 911 Turbo S has an active aero package. The front has a air flap under the bumper and the rear wing is now bigger. This is to generate better cooling properties and to generate more downforce. The PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system has been tuned for this car and sits 10mm lower.
Raging on the Inside
The inner workings of the 911 Turbo S is all about the action and premium materials. Highlights include a score of fine leather, carbon fiber and customization options. For entertainment and infotainment, it features a BOSE Surround Sound system, 10.9 Inch touchscreen for the PCM system and the Sport Chrono package comes with a newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app. Lastly, the 18-way adjustable sport seats are designed to look like those in the first 911 Turbo, the 930.
The 2020 911 Turbo S could be the last of its kind when it comes to raw power and pure internal combustion engine excitement, before the onset of sports hybrids and EVs. This car could be the swansong of Porsche’s Turbo variants as we know it. We have seen the Taycan adopt the ‘Turbo’ insignia for its flagship already.