Specs and pricing have been announced for the new Porsche 911 Turbo S ahead of a local arrival in the second half of 2020.
The 911 Turbo S Coupe is priced from $473,900 plus on-road costs, while the Turbo S Cabriolet is priced from $494,900 plus on roads.
Power comes from a new 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing 478kw and 800Nm, an increase of 51kW and 50Nm over the outgoing unit.
The new engine features two symmetrical turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG), with the compressor and turbine wheels now rotating in opposite directions. The diameter of the turbine wheels has been increased by five millimetres to 55mm, while the 61mm compressor wheel is now three millimetres large.
A turbo-specific eight-speed PDK automatic sends drive to an updated all-wheel drive system. Porsche claims the Turbo S can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 2.7 seconds (a decrease of 0.2 seconds), while the top speed is unchanged at 330km/h.
The enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive set-up allows the transfer case to send up to 500Nm to the front wheels.
For the first time, the 911 Turbo S uses mixed tyres in two different sizes: it has 20-inch tyres with their unique 255/35 dimensions at the front and 21-inch 315/30 tyres at the rear.
The dimensions of the 911 Turbo S have been increased, the body is now 45mm wider above the front axle (1840 mm), and the overall width is 1900 mm above the rear axle (an increase of 20mm). The track is now 42mm wider at the front axle and 10mm wider at the rear axle.
The exterior features a new front end with wider air intakes, LED matrix headlights with dark inserts, a new front splitter and rectangular tailpipes finished in gloss black.
On the inside, equipment highlights include leather trim, 18-way adjustable sports seats with stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo, and the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system with a 10.9-inch display and a Bose surround sound system.
A GT sports steering wheel and the Sport Chrono package with a newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app is also standard.
Additional Australian-specific standard equipment includes seat heating for driver and front passenger, blind-spot monitoring, comfort access and digital radio.
2020 Porsche 911 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Carrera - $229,500
Carrera 4 - $245,600
Carrera S - $264,600
Carrera 4S - $280,700
Turbo S - $473,900
Carrera - $251,000
Carrera 4 - $267,100
Carrera S - $286,100
Carrera 4S - $302,200
Turbo S - $494,900
Speedster - $604,800
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