2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Debuts With 572 Horsepower

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How does it differ from the Turbo S?

The 992-generation Porsche 911 lineup continues to arrive. Introducing the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet, each producing a total of 572 horsepower (32 hp more than its predecessor) and 553 lb-ft of torque courtesy of the familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. According to Porsche, 0-60 mph happens in 2.7 seconds for the coupe and 2.8 seconds for the open top. Top speed for both is clocked at 198 mph.

Think of it like this: the new 911 Turbo's acceleration and output are at the same level as the previous generation Turbo S. And speaking of which, the latest 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S produces 642 hp and 590 lb-ft of twist. It blasts to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds (coupe) and 2.7 seconds (convertible), with both hitting a top speed of 205 mph. The added power and slightly faster sprint times tacks on over $30,000 to the Turbo S' starting price compared to the 911 Turbo.

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Basically, the new 911 Turbo remains a little less powerful than the Turbo S, but still retains all of the same hardware, including the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, all-wheel-drive system, and rear-wheel steering. Some new options this year include a sport suspension with a lowered ride height, the Turbo S' sport exhaust system, and ceramic composite brakes, which are standard on the Turbo S. Cast iron brake rotors measuring 16.1 inches up front and 15 inches at the rear are standard. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control is also available.

The interior features a standard 10.9-inch infotainment screen, 14-way sport seats, the Sport Chrono package, a sport steering wheel, and a Bose surround sound system. A few options include Night Vision Assist, Lane Keep Assist with traffic sign recognition, and an upgraded sound system courtesy of Burmester.

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Buyers who like to customize their expensive purchases will have no problems here. The Lightweight package, available on the coupe only, drops the weight by about 66 pounds and tacks on full bucket seats, scraps the rear seats, and further reduces sound insulation to further slash weight and to allow more of the sweet-sounding exhaust note to grace the cabin. The Sport package includes everything from the SportDesign package, specifically carbon fiber bits, clear taillights, and black trim.

Porsche is currently accepting orders with prices beginning at $170,800 for the Turbo Coupe and $183,600 for the Cabrio, neither of which includes the $1,350 delivery and handling fee. Deliveries will commence in early 2021.

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