After a year and a half of waiting, speculating, and deliberating, the 992 Turbo is finally here in all its glory.
We kind of already knew what the new Turbo was going to look like based on some leaked images, and I stand by what I said before. Everything looks great except the front is a bit too basic for me. It needs to stand out more. Other than that, everything is there. The massive side intakes and swooping lines are all very Turboish. Not to mention the car is now 1.8 inches wider at the front and 0.78 inches wider at the rear. The new fixed wing also adds about 15% more downforce than before which is a very nice touch.
Interior wise, nothing has really changed over the 992 Carrera, just some little touches here and there along with a bit more leather. The new Turbo looks very comfortable if you ask me.
Now here’s where it gets good. With 640 horsepower and 590 lb/ft of torque, the 992 Turbo S is now the most powerful Turbo ever! This power jump of 60 hp is also the biggest we’ve ever seen from Porsche which is not a bad precedent. Power comes from a brand new 3.8 liter twin turbo flat 6 which has been based off of the new 3.0 992 Carrera motor. This then gets routed through a model specific 8 speed PDK gearbox (there’s no manual unfortunately). Honestly though, I think the lower 700s would have been more appropriate for the new Turbo S given its competition nowadays, but I guess they’re saving that for the GT2…we’ll see.
But don’t get me wrong though, this thing is FAST, like almost hypercar fast. Porsche, who is regularly known for underestimating their figures, says that the new Turbo S coupe hits 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than the 991.2 Turbo S which could regularly run 2.5 seconds to 60 in the real world; I wonder how fast the 992 really is. And the Turbo keeps pulling with 124 coming in just 8.9 seconds (a full second ahead of the 991.2 Turbo S) and the quarter mile in 10.5 (keep in mind these are likely underestimated figures). But don’t let the speed and agility fool you, this car is a real bruiser weighing in at a hefty 3,636 lbs, 108 lbs heavier than the 991.2 Turbo S. Top speed stays the same at 205 mph.
As if this car wasn’t fast enough, the Turbo S also comes with PASM that can lower the ride height an additional 0.36 inches along with a sports exhaust system so everyone can hear you running sub 3 second 0-60 times.
All this speed and tech is cool, but it does come at a price. For now, we only have the 911 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (the base Turbo will be revealed later) and they are not cheap. The coupe starts at $203,500 while the cabriolet starts at $216,300; that’s without options keep in mind.
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2 thoughts on “The 992 911 Turbo S: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”
I haven’t seen a car take as big a leap as this one. It’s more of a statement than an evolution. I would get one of course, but given its very high price tag compared to the 991.2 Turbo S, it has me wondering if its better spent on potentially several Porsches instead. Do note by the way that the Turbo S Exclusive series started at $257,000 before options, and it is a less powerful car compared to this one.
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That’s a very good point! Honestly, I think a used 991.1 Turbo looks just as good and costs about 100k for a clean one. A 2,000 dollar tune will give you the same if not better performance. I love depreciation!!!