2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo
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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Review: The New Perfect

When your entire brand is based on one core model and its abilities, perfection is an ever-fleeting goal and improvements must always be made to retain the loyalty of those who love the brand. In the case of BMW, that perfect benchmark model is the BMW M3. With Porsche, it's the 911. With 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo boxer-six, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is certainly more powerful, and the 572-hp Turbo is hardly a sluggard, either. It's a perfect super sports car against rivals like the Mercedes-AMG GT. Wanna know how perfect? Keep reading.

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Changes: What’s the difference vs the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo?

The debut of a new generation for the 2021 model year was last year's big news and the big news this year is to be found elsewhere in the 911 lineup with the return of the GT3 and the launch of the new Carrera GTS - both models we review separately. For the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, not much changes at all, except that the updated Porsche Communication Management infotainment system that previously only had wireless Apple CarPlay now finally offers Android Auto as well, although you still need a cable for it. An optional remote parking assistance feature is now also available.

Pros and Cons

  • Mind-blowing performance
  • Stunning interior
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Oodles of steering feel
  • Plenty of customization options
  • It's getting very expensive
  • No manual gearbox option
  • We don't have one in the driveway

What's the Price of the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo?

The base model 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo starts at an MSRP of $174,300, a significant $32,700 less than the Turbo S, which has a base price of $207,000 before a $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee. Prices for the Porsche 911 Turbo S can quickly exceed $270,000 if you're looking to get it fully loaded.

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Turbo
3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$174,300
Turbo Cabriolet
3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$187,100
Turbo S
3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$207,000
Turbo S Cabriolet
3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$219,800
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2022 911 Turbo Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 178.6 in
  • Wheelbase 96.5 in
  • Height 51.3 in
  • Max Width 74.9 in
  • Front Width 62.4 in
  • Rear Width 63.0 in
  • Curb Weight 3,635.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Chalk +$3,270
  • Carmine Red +$3,270
  • Lava Orange +$3,270
  • Shark Blue +$3,270
  • Python Green +$3,270
  • Custom Color +$12,830
  • White
  • Black
  • Guards Red
  • Racing Yellow
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
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2022 911 Turbo Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Grip, grip, grip. The 2022 911 Turbo is not in any way short of traction, with massive rear tires handling the bulk of the engine's output with ease. The all-wheel-drive system is so good that you can enter corners far faster than in a non-Turbo (albeit turbocharged) 911 without even worrying about understeer. It's almost too good, allowing you to push harder, brake later, and accelerate sooner than seems rational. Ultimately, you're likely to run out of talent before this 911 does. The steering is joyous to experience too, with sharp turn-in, incredible accuracy, and sumptuous feel that is practically unmatched. In an age of lifeless cars, the 911 Turbo still manages to include you in the experience, providing feedback in buckets. In addition, a standard rear-axle steering system allows you to turn even tighter, while high-speed maneuvers offer increased stability too. Despite this incredible attention to detail in terms of handling ability, the 911 Turbo S is placid and accommodating in town, with the ceramic composite brakes offering plenty of feel and a longer distance of pedal travel that makes it easier to judge when ABS will kick in, while also allowing for smooth stops every time. In addition, the available lightweight noise-insulating glass keeps road and tire presence in your subconscious only. Furthermore, a new Wet drive mode allows you to drive in total safety when the heavens open up. This really is the complete package.

2022 911 Turbo Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    4-seater

2022 911 Turbo Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Door Scuff Plate
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2022 911 Turbo Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    1 Years \ 10,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the New 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo A Good Car?

The existing 911 offerings and past Turbo and Turbo S iterations have been so good that we have failed to find fault with the way they drive, ride, and perform. The latest 911 Turbo is astonishingly fast yet a novice can drive it with confidence. By the same token, the experienced racer can push his or her own limits without exhausting the coupe's capabilities, making this the kind of car that can be enjoyed by the casual enthusiast as much as the hardcore competitor. Despite such brilliance on the track and in tight corners, as well as an incredible quarter-mile time of just 10.5 seconds for the Turbo S, the 911 Turbo is comfortable and civilized in daily driving. It offers plenty of creature comforts and is just as relaxing to cruise in as it is jaw-droppingly brilliant to attack corners with. Supercar performance along with outstanding luxury makes the 911 Turbo one of the best cars on the market. This is truly the pinnacle of performance, begging the question: can the 911 possibly get any better? Knowing the commitment to excellence shared by all at Porsche, the answer is probably yes.

What Porsche 911 Turbo Model Should I Buy?

The 911 Turbo in any configuration is an excellent machine with impeccable driving manners and visceral performance ability in equal measure. Thus, we wouldn't change too much. However, a heated steering wheel wouldn't go amiss for those colder days and ventilated front seats would be likewise appreciated when the mercury rises. We would also consider adding lane change assist to help with blind spots and the adaptive cruise control system for carefree cruises. Finally, a sports exhaust system on a car like this is all but obligatory. It's up to you to decide whether the marginal increase in performance is worth the $32,700 premium for the Turbo S, but considering that the Turbo already costs over $170,000, we'd recommend going for the full-fat version anyway.

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Comparisons

Porsche 911 Carrera Porsche
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Porsche 911 Turbo572 hp15/20 mpg$182,900
McLaren 570S Coupe 562 hp16/23 mpg$192,500
Porsche 911 Carrera 379 hp18/24 mpg$106,100

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo vs McLaren 570S Coupe

With a base price in excess of $200,000, the Porsche 911 Turbo S will be playing in the big leagues when it arrives in the USA. A member of such a league is the McLaren 720S. It, too, is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine, albeit a V8. In the Mac, outputs are rated at 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. However, the McLaren is rear-wheel-drive and has a top speed that is 7 mph ahead that of the 911 Turbo S's maximum. In the acceleration stakes, the Mac is a little slower, but most people will opt for the British sports car because of its more flamboyant exterior styling and impractical yet attention-grabbing dihedral doors. However, as good as the McLaren is, the 911 Turbo is quicker accelerating from rest and arguably better competition on track. It's also better equipped in comparison and offers a modicum of practicality. In this case, we'd opt for the Porker.

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo vs Porsche 911 Carrera

The 911 Turbo and Turbo S are pretty expensive, so perhaps it's worth considering a less pricey all-wheel-drive Porker. The new-for-2022 Carrera 4 GTS comes with a smaller 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six that produces 473 hp and 420 lb-ft. An eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic is in play here too (although a manual transmission is available), and thanks to less mechanical mayhem under the skin, the 4 GTS PDK weighs less, at 3,536 lbs. Much like the Turbo, turbo lag in the 4 GTS is all but nonexistent. With its adaptive sport suspension, more power, adaptive engine mountings, AWD, and with brake rotors from the Turbo, the new 4 GTS is a clear step up from normal Carreras and, just as in the Turbo and Turbo S, only suicidal tendencies will bring you to the edge of the car's ability. For sheer drama and thrill, the Porsche 911 Turbo has supercar-beating outputs and abilities, and is the one to get - it's worth every penny. There's nothing wrong with the new 4 GTS though and although the Turbo is better, it's also $30,000 more expensive and the Carrera 4 GTS is an intriguing and high-value way to bridge the gap between Carrera and Turbo.

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