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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S debuts in the Philippines

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Brent Co | posted January 13, 2014 01:22

Sport version of 991 platform 911 Turbo produces 568 PS

The Porsche 911 Turbo S model is taking new heights as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. The new generation 911 Turbo S features a new all-wheel-drive system, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights, and up to 568 PS from a flat six-cylinder engine with twin-turbochargers. It also comes with an entirely new chassis and lightweight design with a 3.9-inch longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels. Being offered for the first time in the Porsche 911 Turbo S model is the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system which, according to Porsche, increases dynamic performance even more.

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The new engine and redefined PDK Transmission is partnered with a new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. The turbocharged Porsche 911 Turbo S is equipped with 3.8-liter six cylinder engine with direct fuel injection that produces up to 560 horsepower. The power of the turbocharged Porsche 911 is transferred to the drivetrain via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK).

With the new model, Porsche has developed a new PTM all-wheel drive system which provides faster and more precise power distribution to the front and rear axles as compared to the previous 911 Turbo model. In addition, Porsche says that the new generation 911 Turbo S is equipped with a new water cooling function which allows more strength and more drive torque to the front wheels. When it comes to acceleration, the new 911 Turbo S comes with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus which gives a zero to 60 mph acceleration in 2.9 seconds, with a top track speed of 198 mph.

The new generation 911 Turbo S has a wider body in comparison with its previous model. The rear body of the new generation 911 Turbo S is 1.1 inches wider than the 911 Carrera 4 and is fitted with center-locking 20-inch aluminum wheels.

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The new generation 911 Turbo S model also consists of two electro-mechanical actuators on the left and right rear axles. The steering angle of the rear wheels can be varied by up to 2.8 degrees, depending on vehicle speed which gives the new generation 911 Turbo S model a better performance when it comes to curves.

Porsche says that they also developed an "active aerodynamic system which consists of a retractable three-stage front spoiler, whose segments can be pneumatically extended,  and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable wing positions." This feature enables to tune the aerodynamics of the 911 Turbo S in either optimal efficiency or top dynamic performance option.

The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S retails for P18 Million.