One of the reasons that makes the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S attractive is the use of the “Turbo” in the name. Having that in the name is no accident as it has been recently shown that indeed it is one of the faster road-legal vehicles there is. This was confirmed by Motor Trend, which made sure to test the redesigned 991.2 Turbo S which was fitted with the 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine. Motor Trend also said that this model is the hardest-launching there is.
The first test was acceleration from 0 to 30 mph where it displayed excellence at 0.9 seconds. This was better compared to the LaFerrari by 0.2 seconds and by as much as 0.3 seconds to the 918 Spyder.
Going forward to 40 mph, it managed to do so within 1.3 seconds, an improvement of 0.4 seconds. This was faster not only compared to the other hybrid hypercars but even to the Bugatti Veyron. Record acceleration was guaranteed with 0 to 50 mph in 1.8 seconds.
However for acceleration from 0 to 60 mph, it took 2.5 seconds, just a bit behind the 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari, both at 2.4 seconds.
While the figures are admittedly impressive, what is sure to surprise you even more is likely in knowing that when it comes to power, it is below compared to other hypercars and supercars out there. Output of the model, even with overboost from the engine, is at 580 hp with peak torque of 553 lb.-ft. What allows this model to reach impressive acceleration figures is the fact that by having a rear-engine layout, it ensures that the all-wheel drive system is able to get high levels of grip. Helping with the acceleration as well is the potent launch control system and the PDK seven-speed transmission paired to the engine.
Though the 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S have long been released by Porsche, the brand unveiled a redesigned version during last January before officially showing it during the 2016 Detroit Motor Show. The models will be offered in a convertible configuration and a coupe version with the brand saying that both will be equipped as well with the flat-six bi-turbo 3.8-litert engine which can deliver 572 hp for the convertible version and the coupe unit offering 533 hp.
According to Porsche, the increase in the power was made possible by not only improving the inlet ports that are found on the cylinder head, but also by putting in new injection nozzles while making sure that fuel pressure is higher. Additionally, the S variant will be fitted with turbochargers having large compressors. Still, the two models will have the dynamic boost function which can enhance engine response especially once the driver starts to reapply the throttle. The effect of doing this though can be experienced better in either the Sport mode or the Sport Plus mode.