Introducing the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Forget the 911 Turbo, the 'S' means there's a new king of the sports-car hill.
When it comes to sports cars, Porsche serves up the cream of the crop, and the 911 Turbo is one of the jewels in the Stuttgart crown. Or at least it was. The German manufacturer just unleashed the new 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. It’s been five years since the company has stitched an S to the end of the 911 name, and for good reason. The standard Turbo model has evolved into an incredibly capable machine with 500 horsepower on tap and one of the finest dual-clutch gearboxes on the market. But, as we all know, good is never enough.
In order to up the ante, Porsche has blessed the 911 Turbo S with an additional 30 horsepower. That’s not a small number by anyone’s count, especially when there’s 516 lb-ft of torque on tap as well. Interestingly enough, the company has skipped the traditional 6-speed manual transmission in favor of the same dual-clutch transmission available as an option on the base Turbo. The 7-speed unit delivers light-speed shifts and channels the power to all four wheels.
All of that translates into a sub-3.3-second zero-to-60-mph time and a top speed of nearly 200 mph. Those stats put the car into genuine supercar territory, and believe it or not, Porsche says the Turbo S is headed our way. Expect to see both a hardtop and a convertible version to debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show.
Photo courtesy of Porsche.
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