Porsche has launched the 992-generation 911 Turbo S, boasting 641 bhp, adaptive aero and wider track.
Porsche has launched the 992-generation 911 Turbo S, and if you have missed the official live broadcast on Porsche’s YouTube channel earlier this evening, here are some of the highlights of the seventh generation Turbo 911.
First things first, numbers. The new 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-VTG-turbocharged boxer six-cylinder engine making 641 bhp and 800 Nm of torque. The new engine makes 69 bhp and 50 Nm more than the 991 Turbo S.
Speaking of which, the engine is the larger capacity version of that in the 911 Carrera. It features a redesigned charge air cooling system, new and larger VTG turbochargers in a symmetrical layout with electronically adjustable wastegate flaps, as well as the use of piezo injectors.
With the new intake layout, the new 911 Turbo S has four air intakes with larger overall cross-section and lower resistance. The symmetrical turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) now rotate in opposite directions on the right and left sides of the car. Also, the diameter of the turbine wheels has been increased by five millimetres to 55 mm, while the 61 mm compressor wheel is now three millimetres larger. In addition, the wastegate flaps are electrically controlled with stepper motors.
Mated to the engine is a Turbo-specific 8-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox which sends power to all four wheels. This results in a performance figure in the shape of 0 to 100 in 2.7 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker) with an unchanged 330 km/h top speed. Moreover, the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system’s transfer case can distribute up to 500 Nm to the front wheels.
The 911 Turbo S has grown in size as well, which the body is now 45 mm wider at the front and the rear sees an increase of 20 mm. This translates to staggered overall widths of 1,840 mm at the front and 1,900 mm at the rear. This is to house the wider 42 mm and 10mm front and rear axles. And, to accommodate wide front 255/35 R20 tyres and 315/30 R21 tyres at the rear.
Now fitted as standard, the new generation of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) controls the 911 Turbo S’ dampers quicker with higher precision.
The new 911 Turbo S is identifiable with its characteristic dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. Also, the redesigned pneumatically extendable front spoiler and the larger rear wing deliver 15 per cent more downforce and will function as an air brake as well. The new look at the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss black.
The interior still remains the same as in the 911 Carrera. The 911 Turbo S comes with 18-way adjustable sports seats featuring diagonal stitching which pays homage to the type 930 911 Turbo. In addition, high-quality graphic elements and logos in the instrument cluster complete the differentiation.
Also new is the new 10.9-inch Porsche Communications Management (PCM) touchscreen featuring an updated user interface design layout. Last but not least, other notable features are the GT sports steering wheel, the Sport Chrono package with a newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app and BOSE Surround Sound system.
There is no announcement of prices and availability for the Malaysian market as of yet.