2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S: Official Specs and Pictures
Every 911 is now a turbo, but this one's THE Turbo
Porsche made everything harder when they announced that the 2016 Carrera (that's the base 911) will have a turbocharged engine. Well, now the 911 Turbo and Turbo S got their mid-cycle refresh, and they're still turbocharged, obviously, only now we're talking more power and tech.
More to the point, the 3.8-liter boxer delivers 20 horsepower more than before, which translates into a total output of 540 hp for the Turbo, and 580 hp for the Turbo S. Porsche achieved this by using modified inlet ports and turbochargers with larger compressors.
With the extra grunt, the 911 Turbo has a top speed of 198 mph (320 km/h), an increase of 3 mph (5 km/h), while the Turbo S can go up to 205 mph (330 km/h), whereas the old one could reach 197 mph (318 km/h).
The exterior design has changed slightly compared to the previous model year, but you have to be a die-hard fan to notice the new stuff.
Inside, there's a new steering wheel, borrowed from the breathtaking 918 Spyder, and the Sport Chrono Package is standard on all Turbos. Also, you get a new-generation infotainment system.
The refreshed Porsche 911 Turbo range goes on sale in the spring of 2016, with prices starting at $159,200 for the Turbo coupé and going up to $200,400 for the Turbo S Convertible.