Geneva Motor Show: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2010

Porsche’s 911 Turbo S version made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and will arrive at showrooms this May. Powering the 911 Turbo is a biturbo 3.8 liter direct injection boxer six cylinder engine that offers an extra 30hp to 530 HP (390 kW).

It offers 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque but on overboost, it can go up to as high as 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). Being a part of the Turbo lineup known for its practicality, this car offers an excellent array of features that come standard with all the “normal” 911 Turbo’s optional high-tech equipment.

When the 530hp is released from the 911 Turbo S’ boxer that rides on Dynamic Engine Mounts, it passes through the compulsory seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double clutch gearbox and is controlled by the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system. When necessary, Porsche’s Torque Vectoring (PTV) system applies its mechanical differential lock on the rear axle.

With the Launch Control on the Sport Chrono Package, the Turbo S is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h time in 3.3 seconds, while the first 200 km/h can be achieved in 10.8 seconds.

Top speed is claimed to be 315 km/h (195 mph). Controlling this much power is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). You’d be surprised of this car’s fuel consumption; the S version returns the same combined cycle 11.4 litres/100 km (24.8 mpg imperial) figure as the “standard” turbo.

The arrival of the 997 generation’s only Turbo S has been anticipated for more than 5 years. That is why Porsche made sure that it will meet the high expectations.

The supercar is fitted with 19-inch RS spyder central locking wheels, a three-spoke performance steering wheel with gearshift paddles, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, a cd/dvd changer and bespoke two-tone leather upholstery available in black/crema or black/titanium Blue finishes.

The 911 Turbo S is offered as a coupe and as a cabriolet. The 997 911 Turbo S coupe has a price tag of 173,241 euros (VAT included) while the cabriolet retails for 184,546 euros (VAT included).

Press Release

Porsche 911 Turbo S

The engineers at Porsche have developed the new Porsche 911 Turbo S in response to customer demand for greater power, performance and driving dynamics. Building on the success and reputation of the revered Porsche 911 Turbo, at the heart of this most exclusive high-performance athlete is a six-cylinder 'boxer' engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.

An increase in horsepower over the Porsche 911 Turbo of 30 hp boosts peak output to 530 hp (390 kW) and maximum torque is a most impressive 700 Newton-metres (516 lb-ft). Despite its significant increase in power and dynamic performance, the new Porsche 911 Turbo S returns 24.8 mpg Combined (11.4 l/ 100 km) and as such offers identical fuel consumption to the regular Porsche 911 Turbo, making it by far the most efficient sports car in its performance class.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S offers as standard the high technology features that are otherwise available as options on the 911 Turbo. Thus, the Porsche 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox - with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift levers - which conveys drive power to Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. Driving enjoyment and safety is optimised to an even higher standard courtesy of the Dynamic Engine Mounts, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical limited slip rear differential.

In conjunction with the Launch Control function of the Sport Chrono Package Turbo that is also fitted as standard, the Porsche 911 Turbo S accelerates from a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds and reaches 124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.8 seconds. Top speed is 196 mph (315 km/h). Lightweight and fade-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) provide the same outstanding performance in terms of stopping power.

Further underlining the outstanding class and calibre of this first Porsche 911 Turbo S in five years, the supreme level of standard equipment also includes Dynamic Cornering Lights, 19-inch RS Spyder design wheels with centre lock nut, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, a CD/DVD changer and exclusive two-tone leather upholstery in Black/Creme or Black/Titanium Blue.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S goes on sale from May 2010 priced from £123,263 in Coupe bodystyle and from £130,791 as a Cabriolet. Fitted to every Turbo S is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard. Further technical and specification details will be confirmed nearer the on-sale date.

Customers will also be able to explore the dynamic attributes of their Porsche 911 Turbo S, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, courtesy of a Driving Experience Programme at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone.

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