New 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S mark the 40th anniversary of 911. It sure is hard to believe the long way 911 has come when it was introduced 50 years ago.  The current models symbolize the peak of the 911 series, what with the superior aerodynamics, new all-wheel-drive system, LED headlights and active rear axle steering.

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Exterior and interiors

What makes the new generation 911 Turbo characteristic is the lavishly wide rear body panels as these new models are 1.1 inches wider. The other distinguishing characteristics are two-tone twenty inch aluminum wheels and on 911 Turbo S, there are center hub wheel locks. Other features include LED headlights, camera-based control and 4 point daytime running lights. A look at the insides features leather upholstered seating and a premium look. The Bose sound system comes as standard along with speed limit recognition and road sign recognition that is camera based.

Engine and performance

Technical highlights include new turbocharged 3.8-litre 6 petrol engine and improved PDK transmission, with direct fuel injection that produces 560 hp in the S model and 520 hp in the 911 Turbo.  The new joint thermal management system for the PDK transmission and turbo engine work on making real world improvements in fuel economy. Porsche is the only carmaker that presents 2 turbochargers with adjustable turbine geometry on a gasoline engine and the 7 speed dual clutch transmission transfers the power to the drivetrain. The turbochargers are much more powerful and yet higher fuel-effective as compared to the predecessors. The newly-developed 4 wheel-drive system supports an electronically activated clutch. There is an improvement in the fuel consumption for up to 16 per cent and both models offer 29.1mpg. One can reach 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds.

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Safety features

New Porsche 911 is scores high on the safety features. The stability control system, Ceramic Composite Brakes, Airbags, make the occupants feel very safe in the car. The powerful alarm system, exterior radar-based interior surveillance as to the supplemental safety system.  Every airbag carries a volume of 8 liters, offering complete protection from all sides to every passenger.

Pros

  • Great acceleration
  • Precise steering
  • all-wheel-drive option
  • strong brakes
  • spacious cockpit
  • highly customizable””fuel-efficient

Cons

  • no reverse camera
  • Option add up the costs

The Porsche 911 Turbo models are available for order and will cost you £118,349 for the standard one and £140,852 for the Turbo S. Porsche 911 still remain the most definitive sports car even with a brief line up this year.