2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S: 911’s Next Top Model
Porsche has unveiled the 2021 911 Turbo S, the top of the line for the new 911 that made its debut here as a 2020 model. And the coupe and convertible are the quickest and most powerful Turbo S models ever, building on the nicely refined latest generation of the 911 and heating it up with an estimated 0-60-mph time of 2.6 seconds for the coupe, 0.2 second faster than the previous Turbo S.
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The new Turbo S models will go on sale later this year, but Porsche says ordering will begin “soon” if you want to get a place in line. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe will start at $204,850, including a $1,350 destination charge; the al fresco Turbo S cabriolet will start at $217,650.
What you’ll get:
The new 911 is a completely reworked and updated — yet instantly recognizable — evolution of the classic 911 look. The 2021 Turbo S is about 1.8 inches wider in the front, at 72.44 inches, than the outgoing model, and 0.78 inch wider at the rear axles, at 74.8 inches. It also is the first with varying wheel diameters, with 20-inch wheels in the front and 21-inchers in the rear. The front wheels have slightly wider 255/35 tires, while the rears have 315/30.
The new front end has wider air intakes, standard LED headlights and an extendable front spoiler. The rear fenders also have integrated air intakes, and Porsche says the new rear wing offers 15% more downforce. Rectangular Turbo S gloss-black exhaust tips are standard; the optional sport exhaust system (with adjustable flaps to vary the sound on command) adds big oval finishers in black or chrome.
The Turbo S interior includes accent-stitched leather upholstery for the 18-way adjustable sport seats and carbon-fiber trim, and an upgraded steering wheel also is standard. The multimedia display is 10.9 inches and the Turbo S has a Bose premium audio system.
Engine, Transmission and 0-60 Speed
The new twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter boxer flat-six’s 640 horsepower is an increase of 60 over the previous model, and it puts out 590 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 37. The six-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive is standard. The convertible’s 0-60-mph time is 0.2 second slower than the outgoing model, at 2.7 seconds, and both models top out at 205 mph; the coupe will do a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds.
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As with its predecessor, the new Turbo S includes adaptive suspension, rear-axle steering and ceramic brakes (now with 10-piston front calipers). The Porsche Sport Chrono Package with launch control and a track data app is standard, and newly optional are an active sport suspension that can lower ride height by 0.39 inch.
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