May 26, 2024
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2016 NAIAS: Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S Facelift Break Cover

The Porsche 911 in all its generations has been an extraordinary piece of German engineering, the model keeping the flame alive with the latest facelifted models unveiled at the 2016 NAIAS, in Detroit.

The Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S facelift presented at the show in Detroit come with just a handful of upgrades at the exterior as well as inside the cabin, while the upgraded bi-turbo engine is now packing new compressors with improved performance.

From a visual standpoint, both versions come with revised bumpers, brand-new LED daytime running lights, new door handles, revised engine cover and taillights, as well as the restyled 20-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin has also received subtle changes, including the new sport steering with a rotary selector with the Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual modes, adding the Bose audio system as well as the updated Porsche Communication Management system.

Additional features refer to the new PSM Sport Mode button or the new Sport Response button, with a power increase for around 20 seconds.

In the engine department, both Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S come with an upgraded 3.8-liter flat-six cylinder, delivering a power boost of 20 horsepower. The upgrades concern the fitting of inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles in the Turbo, while the Turbo S added new turbochargers with much larger compressors.

The overall power is now standing at 540 horsepower in the Turbo, with just 3.0 seconds to run from 0 to 100 km/h, at a topping of 320 km/h.

On the other hand, the Turbo S outputs 580 horsepower and takes only 2.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The top speed stops at 330 km/h. These figures are even more impressive than Lambo`s Huracan supercar or McLaren`s 650S.

The Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will be available in Germany starting February, having a base price of 174,669, while in the US, the models will set you back from 159,000 dollars and can go up to 200,400 dollars.

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