Porsche has just unveiled the brand new 2017 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models! The German manufacturer is planning to unveil to the global public the next generation iterations of its 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2016.
Both models will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles. Meanwhile, all 911 Turbo models now feature as standard the Sport Chrono Package with mode switch and Sport Response button. This package includes the new GT sport steering wheel found in 918 Spyder design and measures 360 mm or 14.1 inches in diameter.
This steering wheel features a mode switch, which is made up of a rotary ring with stepped positions that drivers could use to select any of the four available drivetrain modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, or Individual.
The Individual mode makes use of the vehicle configurations and setup -- including PDK shift strategy, throttle response and damper control – as inputted by the driver.
Moreover, the Sport Chrono Package also features the Sport Response button, a black button located in the center of the mode switch that pre-conditions the vehicle's engine and gearbox for the best possible responsiveness. When in this state, the vehicle can generate optimal acceleration for up to 20 seconds.
Additionally, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system in the 911 Turbo now has a new mode – the PSM Sport Mode, which can be activated by pushing the PSM button on the center console once. When activated, the PSM Sport Mode sets the system's intervention to a higher level than on the Sport Plus mode on the previous 911 Turbo, thereby allowing the driver to push the vehicle closer to its limits.
Despite this, PSM will still be active to help maintain the stability of the 911 Turbo. This system can be deactivated by a single long press of the PSM button, thereby giving the driver full control of the vehicle. To make the new 911 Turbo models more dynamic, their chassis could be equipped with PASM as standard.
Moreover, the 911 Turbo S now comes with standard equipment that guarantees peak performance, like the active roll stabilization program PDCC and the Porsche Composite Ceramic Brake (PCCB) system. All 911 Turbo models could also be equipped with performance-enhancing options like the lift system for the front axle for increasing ground clearance by 40 mm or 1.5 inches, as well as the radar-based lane change assist.
The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo will arrive in the United States in April 2016.
Regarding the price, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo starts at $159,200, while the 911 Turbo Cabriolet costs $171,500. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S is priced at $188,100, while the open-top version costs $200,400.