Porsche introduced its awe-inspiring 2021 911 Turbo S back in April, and of course we covered all 640 horsepower of it. Now it’s time to tell you about the somewhat tamer 911 Turbo that puts out a much more reasonable 572 horsepower.
That’s still 32 more horsepower than the outgoing 911 Turbo, by the way, and enough to scoot it from standstill to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds when the new 3.8-litre six-cylinder gets strapped into the back of the Coupe with its Sport Chrono Package, or 2.9 seconds when in the Cabriolet with the Sport Chrono Package, shaving 0.2 seconds off of each models’ predecessor.
The horizontally-opposed “boxer” engine, which produces 553 lb-ft of torque, 30 more than before, is actually more formidable than the old 2019 911 Turbo S in every way, improving its torque, horsepower and acceleration thanks to new symmetrical VTG (variable turbine geometry) turbochargers featuring electrically controlled bypass valves, a redesigned charge air cooling system, and piezo fuel injectors, all resulting in quicker throttle response, a freer revving nature, stronger torque delivery, and better performance overall.
As with the new 911 Turbo S, the new 911 Turbo receives an eight-speed dual-clutch PDK automated gearbox as standard equipment, and as has been the case for decades the new Turbo gets standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive as well. It’s all about absolute stability at high velocities, and with a top track speed of 320 km/h (198 mph), holding one’s ground is important.
Like the Turbo S, the new 911 Turbo receives a more muscular body that grows 46 mm (1.8 in) wider between the front fenders and 20 mm (0.8 in) more between its rear haunches, allowing for wider, stickier rubber that measures 10 mm (0.4 in) wider at both ends. Likewise, the front brake rotors have gained 28 mm (1.1 in) of diameter over those on the previous 911 Turbo, with the same optional 10-piston caliper-infused ceramic brakes that are available with the Turbo S can also be had with the regular 911 Turbo. Additional options include the aforementioned Sport Chrono Package, plus a Sport suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and rear-wheel steering.
The sporting theme continues on the inside, where the new 911 Turbo comes standard with 14-way adjustable Sport seats, plus a standard Bose audio system, while options include a Lightweight package that deletes the rear seats and replaces the standard front seats with special lightweight buckets, while removing some sound insulation for 30 kg (66 lbs) of weight savings.
Date Posted: July 31, 2020