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Review Of Porsche 911 Turbo S

Review Of Porsche 911 Turbo S - The all new Porsche 911 Turbo. In one word, wild. There's all sorts of crazy statistics about this car. This is the Turbo S version and it costs £140,000. It has 552bhp and it can do very nearly 200 miles an hour. But the one that will really blow you away and the one that says just how devastatingly rapid this car is, is the 0 to 60 time. Porsche says the official time is 2.9 seconds. And we all know how conservative Porsche are when it comes to making their performance claims. It would not surprise me that when we get this thing back in the UK and do a full road test on it, if it did 2.5 to 60. It is that quick. It feels that quick. It's bonkers, this car. There are all sorts of new technical features, this being a new 911 Turbo. You get electro-hydraulic 4-wheel drive this time, and 4-wheel steering. The steering is electric but it's pretty good. You know, there is feel, there is life to it. And it's very accurate too. The 3.8 twin turbo engine has been pretty heavily massaged to produce, well 552bhp, and quite a lot more torque than it did before. And, in S guise, you get overboost. So you go from 1.2 bar to momentary bursts of 1.4 bar. 

Review Of Porsche 911 Turbo S

In the S, you get the sports chrono pack standard which means you can dial up the damper stiffness. You get trick engine mounts, which give a little bit more body control and comfort. And comfort is one of the big steps forward this car has made. It now feels so comfortable that you could almost consider it, not a luxury GT but a very, very, sporty, very rapid GT. The grip it's got through quick corners is just outrageous. But there is still just a little whiff of understeer. The 4-wheel steering system is supposed to cancel that out but it doesn't. Not as successfully as it does in the GT3. 

And as a whole, this car definitely does not feel as sharp as the GT3. The brakes are even bigger than before and even more powerful than before. So that's the new 911 Turbo in a nutshell. Very fast. Incredibly well sorted. And more usable as an everyday car than ever before. Might it be a touch too civilised? That's something we'll find out when we drive it more extensively back in the UK. But in the meantime, be in no doubt, the world's most usable super car just got faster, and in most respects, better. Thanks for read and visit Review Of Porsche 911 Turbo S.