Not only does the 992 generation have more power than ever before, it also boasts improved performance figures overall.

Porsche has just unveiled the new range-topping Porsche 911 Turbo S with significant changes. Not only does the 992 generation have more power than ever before, it also boasts improved performance figures overall.

Announced by ex-Formula One driver and Porsche brand ambassador Mark Webber via an event hosted online (since the Geneva Auto Show, where it was originally slated for debut, has been cancelled), the new 911 Turbo S comes with twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter boxer engine assisted by two VTG turbochargers. This makes it the fastest and most powerful Turbo S ever with 640 horsepower and a maximum torque of 800 Nm – 60hp and 50 Nm more than its predecessor.

The German automaker claims that the Turbo-specific eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) performs the century sprint in 2.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster), while top speed remains at 330kmph.

To accommodate its enhanced dynamics, the latest 911 features a wider body, controlled cooling air flaps at the front and a larger rear wing for more downforce. It also comes with different tyres in the front and rear axles – a first for the variant. The front has 20-inch tyres with unique 255/35 dimensions, whereas the rear has 21-inch 315/30 tyres.

The 2021 911 Turbo S carries the same Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, rear-axle steering and ceramic composite brakes found in the 991-edition, with the addition of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis and sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps for a more athletic look, feel and roar.

Inside, the cabin is dressed in full leather and carbon trim with Light Silver accents as standard. Alternatively, a newly designed two-tone interior will be available by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as an option. Other interior features include 18-way adjustable sports seats, a 10.9-inch infotainment screen, GT sports steering wheel and BOSE Surround Sound system.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet will arrive in Europe this spring and in US later in the year, with prices starting from US$204,850 and US$217,650 respectively.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet variants
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet variants

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