Just in case you forgot about the 911 Turbo S.
Porsche makes a good bunch of very special cars, and by that we mean it has a lineup so stuffed with options-turbocharged, targa-topped, and with engines hanging in the front, middle, or rear-that it's tough to spec a dream Porsche of your own, much less pick a favorite. Each new Porsche is like a whack-a-mole, there for a second and replaced by another that pops up out of nowhere. With truly exceptional examples like the 911 GT2 RS and Cayman GT4 in the pipeline, Porsche took the time to remind us about the 911 Turbo S.
New to the Turbo S range is the Exclusive Series, a highly limited version of the ass-engined sports car oriented for grand touring. Only 500 will ever be made and sold around the world. No doubt a few are coming to America. Most distinct is the Gold Yellow Metallic paint that's accented by a carbon finish on the hood, roof, and side skirts, all coming together with 20-inch wheels painted in black and capped by center locks. The large wing of the Turbo Aerokit, a new rear apron, a ram-air scoop slathered in carbon, and quad exhaust pipes finished in black give defeated supercar foes a good view of the rear end to console their loss. And lose they will because Porsche is Porsche and doesn't like to tease looks like these without backing them up.
By adding an exclusive power kit to the 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-six, power goes up by 27 horses to breech the 600s with 607 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. That makes this 911 good for a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds, with 124 mph going by at 9.6 seconds before the speedometer rests its forward charge at 205 mph. At speed, the Active Suspension Management (PASM) and rear-wheel steering keeps the car stable so your lack of skills doesn't ruin the finish while carbon ceramic brakes, painted in black of course, are there to scrub speed and eliminate some chaos in the world. Whether on the Autobahn or at standstill, two lucky occupants are sure to love Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur's handiwork on the interior.
Two layers of perforated leather cover the sports seats and are stitched together with Golden Yellow thread to compliment the paint job. Scan the area above and you'll find Alcantara on the headliner and a Golden Yellow double stripe while a plate with the limited-edition number can be found on the passenger's side. No need to check off the Sport Chrono option because that's thrown in as well, and for the accessory freaks out there, Porsche is selling a leather luxury luggage set for €5,474 ($6,159) and a matching watch, limited to 500 units like the car, for €9,950 ($11,169). Those figures should clue you in on the cost of the car, which sits at a hefty €259,992 ($292,553) and is available soon after its June 8th launch. Sorry poor people.