Porsche celebrates 40 years of Turbo with 911 (991) Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition in UK

Article by Christian A., on July 15, 2014

The first Porsche 911 Turbo went on sale in the UK back in 1974 and in order to celebrate that event, Porsche Exclusive division announced a new edition of the 911 (991) Turbo S developed especially for the UK market. The new special edition celebrates 40 years of the 911 Turbo and will be limited to just 40 examples.

Priced from 150,237 pounds, the 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition comes with unique design features such as the black rear upper spoiler, Sport Classic wheels painted in black, black finished exterior door handles as well as the black ‘Porsche’ script along the sills.

Inside, we find black leather upholstery that features the Guards Red contrasting stitching but also the embossed Union flag on the storage compartment lid. In addition, we find carbon fiber interior trim that includes the PDK gear knob, with chrome logo on dash insert.

The interior also features bespoke floor mats with leather edging. Complementary accessories include personalized indoor car cover, a unique photo book and key pouch in leather with decorative Guards Red stitching.

According to Porsche, the new 911 (991) Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition will be available with a choice of three exterior colours – GT Silver metallic, White, Guards Red – while the contrasting exterior features are offered in high gloss black.

Power comes from the turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine that generates 560 hp (412 kW) that can push the coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, while top speed is limited at 318 km/h or 197.5 mph.

For those who don’t know, the 911 Turbo S comes with rear axle steering, a system that improves both track driving as well as everyday performance. How it works? Well, at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h), when the front wheels are turned the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction in order to deliver an unrivalled cornering agility. This actually corresponds to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase by 250 mm.

At speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h) the system steers the rear wheels parallel to the turned front wheels. This is equivalent to a virtual lengthening of the wheelbase by a significant 500 mm and gives the sports car tremendous stability, especially at high speeds.

Being the world’s first sports car to feature adaptive aerodynamics, the new Porsche 911 Turbo is good enough when it comes to utility, performance, and efficiency. It is the first vehicle that can switch between different aerodynamic modes back and forth, while maintaining the balance of the front and rear axles.

The Porsche 911 Turbo boasts about its Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) where there is no need to compromise between efficiency and circuit racing performance. It was developed based on the combination of a front spoiler that can be extended in multiple stages, and a height and attack angle adjustable rear wing. With the 911 Turbo, aerodynamic shape can adjust depending on the driver’s liking as well as the current situation, with only a press of a button.

The way this works is that the PAA can control the rear wing and front spoiler in three basic modes, where both are initially fully retracted. When the front spoiler is folded back, it becomes 10.3 degrees instead of 7.8 degrees, enabling a larger approach angle than before. This also adjusts ground clearance from 139 mm to 156 mm, which minimizes the risk of the car getting caught on steep ramps and parking structures.

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