It outdid the Porsche factory claims without breaking a sweat.
Unveiled back in March, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the current range-topper of the new 992-generation Porsche 911 range. With customer deliveries now underway, videos are emerging online showing owners recording themselves taking the potent sports car for a spin. From YouTube channel AutoTopNL, this video puts you in the driver's seat of a 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S being pushed to its absolute limits on an unrestricted section of the German autobahn.
With no speed limits spoiling the fun and little traffic on the autobahn, the driver was able to find out if Porsche's quoted performance specifications for the 911 Turbo S are accurate.
Powering the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a 3.8-liter flat-six with 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque on tap. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This allows the 992-generation Turbo S to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds before maxing out at a claimed 205 mph. During the video, we get to see the new 911 Turbo S exceed 200 mph multiple times without even breaking a sweat.
In the first run, we get to see the 911 Turbo S effortlessly hit 330 km/h (205 mph). This was soon beaten in a second run, where the driver managed to achieve 331 km/h (206 mph), beating Porsche's official top speed claim by 1 mph.
It's probably only a matter of time before aftermarket tuners extract even more power from the new turbocharged 911. TechArt boosted the previous 991-generation 911 Turbo S to 770 hp, so we can't wait to see what they do to the new version. Perhaps it might be able to beat Porsche's own 700-hp 911 GT2 RS which managed to hit 212 mph on the autobahn.
Throughout the video, the car looks remarkably stable at these crazy speeds, which is a testament to its engineering and improved aerodynamics. For example, a larger rear wing provides 15 percent more downforce than the previous model. Pricing for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $203,500.