Porsche Reveals Lightweight Package For 911 Turbo S

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Porsche has managed to shave 66 pounds off the standard 911 Turbo S.

In case "quicker than a bat out of hell" just isn't quick enough, Porsche is introducing a new Lightweight Package to the 911 Turbo S, which manages to shave some 66 pounds off of the car's starting curb weight with an almost-fanatical attention to shaving excess pounds.

The Turbo S Lightweight's diet consists of lighter front seats, lightweight glass, and a lightweight exhaust system, the latter two of which are also available as options on the standard car. Further lightweighting is achieved by removing the rear seats and cutting back on sound-deadening material, and although it doesn't contribute to the car's lower curb weight, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included with the Lightweight Package.

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As similar as that might sound to the Porsche 911 GT3, the Turbo S Lightweight is no GT3 replacement, and should instead split the difference between the "regular" Turbo S and the full-hardcore GT3 model. No GT3 has yet been revealed for the new Type-992 Porsche 911 model series, but you can expect that car to have even more draconian lightweighting measures, a more aggressive aerodynamics package, and other tweaks that make it a bona fide track car, hold the creature comforts.

The Lightweight Package isn't the only trick Porsche has in-store for the 911 Turbo S, either; the German sports car manufacturer is also planning a style-forward Sport Package for the fashion-minded 911 fan.

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The Sport Package will imbue the Porsche 911 Turbo S with an alternative taillight design, different wheels, and plenty of black exterior trim. It will be available on both the convertible and the fixed-roof model, with the latter benefiting from a carbon-fiber roof.

Pricing for these two packages isn't currently known, nor are any photographs available as of yet; we expect an official announcement soon, well before the end of the year.

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