2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

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2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Surprisingly, the Porsche 911 Turbo S outnumbers the regular, non-S Turbo, at least in the U.S. Turbo buyers aren’t in the market to save money, so most walk in the dealership and simply request the best equipped, highest-marked 911 available, resulting in a set of keys to a Turbo S. Unfortunately for big spenders, outside of made-to-order paint and special order interior options, there weren’t many ways to differentiate their maxed-out, all-options-checked Turbo S from the rest of the Porsche crowd. Thankfully, Porsche has listened and offers a new limited Turbo S Exclusive Series that is unlike any other Turbo available.

Each Turbo S Exclusive Series arrives with the Aerokit, new rear fascia, black calipers, new exhaust, and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur fender plates. For maximum attention, the Exclusive Series can be had with a new, “exclusive” Golden Yellow Metallic paint that matches the new black wheels and interior accents. Of course, for those with subtler tastes, it’s offered in “other select exterior colors.”

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Inside, the cockpit is designed with deviation in mind. Two stripes of Golden Yellow run the length of the cabin, matching the headrest and headliner design as well. The carbon fiber interior kit incorporates thin copper thread, providing a unique application not seen on any other Porsche.

All of this frill is nice, but we’re more interested in the mechanical changes. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six receives a power kit, boosting power from 580 hp to 607 hp, with a peak torque output of 553 lb-ft. Power is sent to all four wheels through Porsche’s wonderful PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, allowing a stupendous 0-60 mph sprint of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. You’ll be inching ahead of “regular” Turbo S cars as well, with a 0-124 mph time of 9.6 seconds, cutting 0.3 seconds off the normal S.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Once you park your car, aside from those who saw you get out, no one knows it’s yours. For when you want to one-up those inside the restaurant or equestrian club, Porsche will sell you a matching Porsche Design chronograph with the same color scheme as your car.

Pricing begins at $258,550, not much more than a maxed-out Turbo S. There are only going to be 500 of these built, however, so get in touch with Porsche soon.

Engine

PDK (Automatic)
Engine layoutRear-engine
Design and cylindersTwin-turbocharged boxer 6
Bore102.0 mm
Stroke77.5 mm
Displacement3.8 l
Max. power607 hp
at rpm6,750 rpm
Max. torque553 lb-ft
at rpm2,250 – 4,000 rpm
Compression ratio9.8 : 1
Max. engine speed7,200 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio5.8 lb/hp
Max. power per liter159.7 hp/l
Valves2 intake / 2 exhaust
Exhaust emission treatment2 catalytic converters
Knock controlYes
Intake styleExpansion intake system
LubricationIntegrated dry-sump
Valve timingVarioCam Plus
CoolingWater-cooled

 

Fuel Consumption

PDK (Automatic)
City17 MPG
Highway23 MPG
Combined19 MPG
EPA DisclaimerEPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chassis and Suspension

PDK (Automatic)
Front axleMacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar
Rear axleLSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar
Brakes410 mm brake rotors with 6-piston calipers at front; 390 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear
SteeringElectromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Traction controlComponent of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Stability controlComponent of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Wheels (front)9 J x 20 ET 51
Tires (front)245 / 35 ZR 20
Wheels (rear)11.5 J x 20 ET 56
Tires (rear)305 / 30 ZR 20

 

Body

PDK (Automatic)
TypeCoupe (2+2)
Length177.4 in
Width (w/ mirrors)77.9 in
Width (w/ mirrors folded)74.0 in
Height51.1 in
Drag coefficient (Cd)0.31 Cd
Wheelbase96.5 in
Turning circle34.7 ft
Front track60.7 in
Rear track62.6 in
Curb weight3,528 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)4,388 lb
Maximum load860 lb

 

Capacities

PDK (Automatic)
Front luggage compartment volume4.4 ft³
Fuel tank17.6 gal

 

Service and Warranty

PDK (Automatic)
Limited vehicle warranty4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
Main service intervalPorsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
Limited paint warranty4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Limited corrosion warranty12 years/unlimited miles

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