The ultimate 911 has some awesome features.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet were just recently revealed and sit atop the 911 range as the fastest and most expensive models available (at least for now). Both are powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-fix producing 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, yielding 0-62 mph times of just 2.6 seconds or 2.7 seconds for the Cabriolet. Porsche says the 911 Turbo S will arrive in dealerships late in 2020 but the company was eager to show off the coolest features of its iconic flagship sports car.
The German automaker just published a video showing the highlights of the 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet. Some of the highlights are a bit obvious, like the powerful design, but others delve deeper under the skin to show how the car delivers such blistering performance.
One component of the Turbo's speed is attributed to its active aerodynamics. The front splitter can lower or retract depending on speed and the drive mode while the rear wing lifts to improve high-speed stability. Those louvers on the rear deck-lid aren't just for show, they direct air into the intercoolers to keep the engine from overheating. Helping to improve throttle response, Porsche had used variable geometry turbochargers, which can change their profiles in order to spool up more quickly at lower rpm. As with the standard 911 Carrera, there is also a Wet Mode, which can optimize the adaptive dampers, traction control, and braking for slippery conditions.
The video also references a few other differences between the 911 Carrera and the Turbo including a Turbo-specific interior with more leather and carbon fiber, PASM sport suspension, InnoDrive active safety features, ceramic composite brakes, sports exhaust, 20/21-inch Turbo S wheels, and LED headlights with matrix beams. Porsche is already taking orders with the Coupe starting at $203,500 and the Cabriolet at $216,300.