With the current 8th Generation 992 911 range being the ultimate epitome of what is the modern 911 still is, even the purist arguments that endlessly rant on about electric steering, turbocharging and water cooling have been humbled now. The 991 and 992 have proven to be thunderously focused drivers cars with very little to wish for even in more plebian entry-level models. A statement not so true of 911s of old. These days even a standard Carrera is suitable for a sub 3.5 Zero-100 time. The modern view of the Stuttgart manufacture, with a specific focus on the ‘Turbo‘ element, is more indicative of trim levels in Porsche speak given the whole Carrera range has a turbo, and the EV Taycan doesn’t even have a combustion engine. This may all sound a bit doubtful and anti-climatic for the 1980s 930 Turbo nostalgia, but the Wider body and the historic rear-arch mounted intercooler intakes make the distinctions very clear.
Mounted in the rear is an all-new 3.8Litre Twin-turbo Flat-Six engine with 478kWs and 800Nm, Through Porsche Traction Management AWD system via an 8-Speed PDK gearbox. With launch Control Active 0-100 will be dispatched in 2.7 Seconds and 200 in less time than it takes to read about the drivetrain or 8.9 seconds, with a 330Km/h top speed.
The Turbo S model benefits from the revisions to the aerodynamics and enhanced track characteristics; the front axle is 42 mm wider and ten at the rear. Porsche Active Suspension Management with a 10mm drop in ride height and Sports Chassis comes standard with active cooling air flaps which channel air into and underneath the car. Like the rest of the range, a staggered wheel set up featuring 20/255/35 in the front and a healthy 21/315/30 at the rear.
The Cabin gains a new PCM infotainment centre with a 27.6cm screen, GT sports Steering wheel, Carbon trimmings and accents. The Sport Chrono Package comes standard with the Track Precision app and Bose Surround System standard.
Porsche 992 911 Turbo S pricing in South Africa
Prices starting just over R3.5Million rand for the Turbo S Coupe without options and inclusive of a 3/year Drive Plan. Deliveries South Start in early May.
Porsche adds the 478kw Turbo S to the Range