If you thought the last generation models of the Porsche 911 Turbo S couldn’t get any better, think again, as Porsche isn’t here to mess around. The company unveiled its latest entrant in the 911 family with the 2021 version of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Not only is the new car more powerful, but it also rides and feels better on the road, further enhancing the already unmatched experience that the Porsche 911 series cars are so popular for.
The 911 Turbo S will come in two versions with customers having to choose between the Turbo S Coupe which is the hard top version and the Turbo S Cabriolet which is an open roof variant.
Based on the 911 Carrera’s engine, the 911 Turbo S is equipped with a similar rear-placed 3.8 Liter flat-six engine that produces an impressive 640bhp, a 60bph increase over the car that it comes in to replace and 800nm of torque, a 50nm improvement over its predecessor.
This power enables the Turbo S to race from 0 to 60mph in 2.6 seconds (2.7 for the Cabriolet) maxing out at a top speed of 205mph. Porsche also mentions that the Turbo S reaches the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds.
Both versions of the Turbo S come with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system with all wheel drive and launch control.
To help drivers maintain control of the car at top speeds, Porsche is adding an Active Suspension Management Sport system that lowers the car’s ride height by about 0.39 inches when compared to the standard setup. Other technologies added include Porsche’s dynamic chassis control system, rear-axle steering, and ceramic composite brakes.
On the exterior, the 911 Turbo S doesn’t look too different from what we’ve come to expect cars in the 911 series to look like. However, there are a few minor tweaks that might be easy to overlook.
The new 911 Turbo S is wider than its predecessor with an increase of 1.8 inches at the front and 0.78 inches at the back, a move that Porsche says is meant to enhance the car’s driving dynamics. Also added are adaptive cooling air flaps at the front meant to improve aerodynamics, and a wider wing at the back fitted to improve downforce.