The new Porsche 911 Turbo S delivers manageable insanity
Now as you're probably aware, the Geneva Motor Show this year has been canceled very wisely because of the spread of Corona virus.
And that's scuttled off a lot of people's plans.
So we've done various videos ahead of the show, but we wanted to bring you this the brand new Turbo S.
So we jumped in the car, and we're going to do a drive story somewhere else anyway, we thought we would Pop Vashta got advice like in particular, to show you this new car.
Now we are in the design studio within vice X. So this is pretty exciting really who knows what's behind all these walls.
This is where All the board members see all the new cars that are going to come out in years to come.
So yeah, pretty cool to be in here nonetheless.
Anyway, so the new Turbo S it looks well quite sort of fun.
Demure really, but that's the whole point of the Turbo S.
This is the lovely thing about this car.
This is the usable performance cars, so as much as a, say a McLaren 720S is obviously very usable, has a fantastic ride, etc., etc., etc.
You'll still get looked at an awful lot on the street whereas this [UNKNOWN] you can blend in just a little more.
Anyway, that's some facts and figures about this.
It is wider across the front so it's got a 42 millimeter wider front track, which is in line with obviously the other 992s, which were also wider up front [UNKNOWN] the biggest sort of change really In the chassis of the rear, the body is 20 millimeters wider track is 20 millimeters wider as well.
Wheels now, so come done here we've got sorta mismatch wheels as it were so you've got what is it 255 20 on the front on the rear it's 315s.
And there are 21 inch wheel on the back.
Behind here and privacy comes around rates now with 10 piston calipers.
And the wheels are the lovely center lock items.
Maybe run the front of here.
Ergonomically 15% more downforce with this new turbo.
And under here, is a pnumatically deployed front lip under there.
And also you've got the new rear wing as well.
Let's talk about performance next.
So 0 to 62 miles an hour, so 0 to 100 kilometers an hour, is down to 2.7 seconds which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the previous car.
Given that I've certainly driven turbos have done 0 to 60 in 2.6 in the past Who knows what the actual figure is, cuz it what's tends to be rather conservative.
The naut 120 mile an hour figure is now 8.9 seconds, which is a whole second quicker than before.
The top speed remains unchanged at 205 miles an hour.
Of course powering it that is.
New engines that will move across this rather lovely gentian blue car across here.
Actually, before we get to the engine, it's worth pointing out.
So this has got the optional sports exhaust on it.
So a couple of options you can have sports exhaust, which as you can see looks rather like the one from the GT2 RS on the 911 Gen 2. Is standard, which is on that car over there.
You get the quad, you see the square exhaust, but I really rather like this.
And something which I hadn't seen before on the sport design package that you can get on a Carrera S, and you get this here with the number plate moved up.
So yes, Interesting things here obviously we've got round here as well.
The exit, venting through there as well.
And there's a new side skirt on the side of the car with a lip that just comes out in front of the rear wheels.
On to the engine.
Now the engine is 3.8 liters, twin turbo charged with the turbo charges now symmetrical.
So you might remember on the 902, that was the case as well.
So it makes sure that the air has got the same routing basically.
On each side.
The turbines themselves are of course bigger, they still got variable turbine geometry.
Inside the turbine wheels are five millimeters larger, so they're up to 55 millimeters and the compressor wheel is three millimeters larger as well.
And the wastegate flaps are electronically controlled.
The engine is a development of The engine in the careers as the three liter, engine in the standard career without, if you like obviously which is turbocharged as well now.
It's quite a hard working engine, isn't it?
Because this also formed the basis for the four liter naturally aspirated engine that we've seen recent GT4 and spider and then the GTS models.
So now, we've got another version of that engine, 3.8 liters.
It is putting out 641 brake horsepower and 590 pounds foot of torque.
That's a whole 69 brake horsepower more than before, which is apparently the biggest leap up for a turbo that has ever made in its all of its history.
Now in taking through all both.
Sorta flights there and through the top here.
And whereas previously, the maximum talk figure was only available in a certain overboost function now it's just available all of the time, the folder system underneath bearishly same as it was before, we still got rear wheel steering on this and said before, I think there's a 10 millimeter schatzi drop as an option.
Candela shuffle up to 370 pounds for the talk to the front axle which is, I think more than before.
So there we are interior.
Well, as you can see it in the convertible version which has been washed at the same time.
It's just over there you can have a 930 inspired Option that which harks back to the original turbo anaphase.
His interesting point I was going to wander around the museum this morning whilst we're waiting to come and do this.
And they have the number one car from the very first road going 911 turbo in there.
And that was actually a narrow bodied car.
Not a white body one, the only one [UNKNOWN].
So there we are, I thought that was quite interesting.
The price for all this, well, it starts at 156,000 pounds, or a whisker under, in the UK.
The usable supercar is back.
Now, if you know, I'll have a nosy around, see if I can find anything I shouldn't look at.
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