2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Boasts A Whopping 641hp
With Porsche’s ‘evolutionary’ design ethos, it’s sometimes difficult to tell a new version from its predecessor. And while a cursory look at the 2021 911 Turbo S shows it doesn’t look all that different from the last one, the real ‘revolution’ is underneath the skin of both the coupe and convertible versions of Porsche’s hottest 911.
The heart of the Turbo S is an all-new, twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre boxer six cylinder, with a revised intake system, larger turbos than the last version that get adjustable wastegate flaps and piezo injectors. All of which give this monster 641hp and 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque. That’s 68hp and 50Nm (37lb ft) more than the previous generation, and coupled to a Turbo-specific eight-speed PDK gearbox driving all four wheels, it gets the car from 0-100kph in 2.7 seconds. Top speed remains the same at 330kph (205mph).
Dimensions have also been changed dramatically, with a wider track front and rear and, for the first time, it will ride on different sized tires: the front will be dressed in 20-inch 255/35s, while the rears get massive 21-inch 315/30s. The adaptive aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front, while a larger rear wing increases downforce. Option packages include the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis, which has been lowered by 10 mm, and the sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps.
Oh yes, the interior is also very nice; the infotainment screen has even been increased to 10.9 inches. But you’ll hardly care about that when you realize that corner is coming up far quicker than you ever imagined.
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