The 911 Turbo is a technological tour de force, employing the latest and greatest advances from Porsche. Along with an increase in power and improved acceleration, the 911 somehow now handles even better than the last generation. Fortunately, some things have remained, like a rear-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine. In the 911 Turbo, outputs are 572 hp and 553 lb-ft, but in the 911 Turbo S, the engine produces 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. This allows the Turbo S to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. If past 911s are anything to go by, that figure is likely a conservative estimate. The non-S isn't far behind at all, getting to 60 in 2.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package. Top speed is similarly impressive, with the limiter coming into play at 199 mph for the Turbo and 205 mph for the Turbo S. What makes the 911 such a brilliant driver's car, as those who have been behind the wheel can attest, is the way it handles and how it feels, and these areas have been enhanced too, with the all-wheel-drive system offering unheard of grip levels and astonishing stability.
Porsche's familiar recipe of a rear-engined layout that houses a boxer motor is fortunately still the default. A 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged boxer-six hangs out over the rear axle, with a brilliant new eight-speed dual-clutch PDK handling shifts. In the standard 911 Turbo, this produces 572 hp and an almost-matching 553 lb-ft, while the addition of an S to the badge increases outputs to a monumental 640 hp with 590 lb-ft of twist available.
Turbocharging is an art and Porsche has become something of a Michelangelo. The new 911 Turbo exhibits no turbo lag - just an instant reaction to throttle inputs. Since the overboost function of the 991 generation has been dispensed with, overtaking is easier than before and you can use all the power all the time. Whether it be from the line or on the freeway, the power is always there and always easy to manage. This thing pulls hard throughout the rev range and doesn't feel boosted - although you can now hear the wastegates chattering when you lift off the throttle. The engineers at Porsche have refined the PDK gearbox and this eight-speed is quick to shift between gears yet manages to remain smooth and silky at low speed. In Sport+, it will change up at the limiter, but a button marked "M" allows you to change up only when you choose, and the responses from the paddles are just as gloriously sharp.
|Porsche 911 Turbo Trims||Porsche 911 Turbo Engines||Porsche 911 Turbo Horsepower||Porsche 911 Turbo Transmissions||Porsche 911 Turbo Drivetrains||Porsche 911 Turbo MPG/MPGE|
|Turbo||3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas||572 hp @ 6500 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||17 MPG|
|Turbo S||3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas||640 hp @ 6750 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||17 MPG|
The 991 generation 2019 Turbo and Turbo S both returned mileage figures of 19/24/21 mpg on the EPA's city/highway/combined cycles and the new models are worse due to the big boost in power. All 911 Turbo and Turbo S models return the same 15/20/17 mpg, which means that a full 17.6-gallon tank is unlikely to get you farther than 352 miles on the combined cycle.
|Porsche 911 Turbo Trims||Turbo||Turbo S|
|Porsche 911 Turbo Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||15/20||15/20|