Details about the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S have been announced ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which takes place next month. Both models receive an early Christmas gift of 20 horsepower more than the previous year’s model. The 911 Turbo S is good for 540 horsepower due to engine massaging of the intake ports in the cylinder heads, new fuel injectors, and higher fuel pressure.
Now the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat six in the Turbo S produces 580 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque thanks to new turbochargers with larger impellers.
Proof is in the numbers. Porsche claims the 911 Turbo S can dash from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds — 0.1 seconds faster than its predecessor. For the brave of heart, top track speed is 207 mph. Even the non-S model can reach 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and its top track speed is 198 mph.
Adjustments to the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system has been tweaked to allow a higher threshold level before intervening. Drivers who are confident in their skills (or foolish) can fully defeat the system with a long press of the PSM button.
Exterior design features have also undergone some improvements that may go unnoticed at first glance. The front end has been redesigned to be closer in line with the 911 Carrera. It now has side air blades, reshaped intake vents, narrow LED front lights and an additional fin in the central air intake. Subtle changes to the rear include a redesigned engine lid, revised taillamps, new rear bumper, and reshaped exhaust tips. The 20-inch wheels of the 911 Turbo model are now half inch wider and match the width of the Turbo S model.
In the US, the refreshed 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo models will reach dealers in April of 2016 priced between $159,200 and $200,400.
|2017 Porsche 911 Turbo||$159,200|
|2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet||$171,500|
|2017 Porsche 911 S||$188,100|
|2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet||$200,400|
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