When the all-new Porsche 911 (codenamed 992) was revealed back in November 2018, many were impressed of its more powerful turbocharged flat-six, its sleeker and more aerodynamic looks, and its more high-tech cabin.
However, there were some that were looking for the more powerful 911 Turbo. Well, after more than a year of waiting, Porsche has officially revealed the 2020 911 Turbo S.
At the heart of the new 911 Turbo S is an updated 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six that delivers 650 PS along with a staggering 800 Nm of torque. This gives the new 911 Turbo 70 more horsepower and 50 Nm of extra pulling power than before. The result is a 0 – 100 km/h sprint of 2.6 seconds, 0 – 200 km/k in only 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 330 km/h.
Prefer your 911 Turbo as a convertible? Aside from the 911 Turbo S Coupe, Porsche also released the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. It gets the same sleeks looks as its hardtop counterpart, only this one comes with a retractable soft-top Without a fixed roof however, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is slightly slower in achieving the 0 – 100 km/h sprint at 2.7 seconds.
As for the interior of the 911 Turbo S, it has a full leather interior that is spruced up by splashes of carbon fiber trim and light silver accents. In addition, the Turbo S comes standard with 18-way adjustable sports seats that come with stitching which pays homage to the first 911 Turbo dubbed the 930. Like the Carrera models, Porsche also took inspiration from the past by blending 1970s-era design with modern styling cues. It now comes with a GT sports steering wheel, 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management display, and a digital instrument cluster.
Exterior-wise, the 911 Turbo S is wider and more aerodynamic than your typical 911 Carrera. The front gets wider air intakes, along with a LED matrix headlights with dark inserts for a more aggressive look. The front spoiler, as well as the rear wing have been redesigned in order to deliver 15% more downforce for a more stable ride at high speeds.
For the first time, the 911 Turbo S gets a staggered tire set-up. The front axle rolls on 255/35 tires wrapped in 20-inch alloy wheels, while the rear gets 315/30 series tires with 21-inch alloy wheels.
If you're a bit excited, the 2020 911 Turbo S (billed as a 2021 model year for the US) will probably take a while before it's launched in the Philippines.