By Staff Reporter
The Porsche 911 was released last year this week Porsche unveiled to the world the 911 Turbo with tweaks to the exterior, interior and performance.
In order to enhance the driving dynamics, Porsche has increased the dimensions significantly. The body is now 45mm wider above the front axle (1,840mm), while the overall width is 1,900mm above the rear axle (an increase of 20mm). The new front end of the Turbo sports dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. At the rear, standout rear wing and the rectangular tailpipes complete the new look. Unlike its predecessor, the new 911 Turbo S transfers power to the with mixed tyres in two different sizes, this being 20-inch with 255/35 dimensions at the front and 21-inch 315/30 at the rear.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis has been lowered by 10mm to guarantee a distinctive sound through the exhaust system with adjustable flaps.
Open the door of the 911 Turbo S, you will be met by a full leather interior with carbon trim in combination with Light Silver accents. The Turbo will feature standard sport seats that are 18-way adjustable with stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (992). The Porsche PDK houses the infotainment system and serves as the main control centre for most features of the car.
Under the hood of the new 911 Turbo S will be a new 3.8-litre flat-six engine with two VTG turbochargers that will see it develop power outputs of 478kW and 800Nm. That is 51kW and 50Nm more than its predecessor. The 911 Turbo S will do the 0-100kph sprint in 2.7 seconds and will have a claimed top speed of 330kph. It will be 0.2 seconds faster to 0-100kph then the previous generation.
The 911 Turbo S will be available in May 2020 in South Africa. Pricing is as follows:
Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe R3,542,000
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet R3,716,000
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