New-generation 911 Turbo S will go on sale in Porsche dealerships around Australia in the second half of 2020. Offered in coupe and cabriolet bodies it’s powered by a 650 hp (478 kW) 3.8-litre boxer engine with twin VTG turbochargers. Maximum torque is a hefty 800 Newton metres.

The Turbo-specific eight-speed Porsche DoppelKupplung (PDK) plays its part in providing a zero to 100 km/h time of just 2.7 seconds. It can go from zero to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 330 km/h..

New 911 Turbo S is larger than the model it supersedes. Adaptive aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front, while the larger rear wing provides even more downforce.

For the first time, the 911 Turbo S transfers its power to the road with tyres in two different sizes: 20-inch tyres with 255/35 dimensions at the front; 21-inch 315/30 tyres at the rear.

It features a completely new engine based on the 911 Carrera engine. Two symmetrical turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) and larger dimensions replace the previous identical parts, with the compressor and turbine wheels now rotating in opposite directions. The wastegate flaps are electrically controlled with stepper motors.

The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis has the vehicle lowered by 10 mm. New generation PASM chassis has faster, more precisely controlled dampers to significantly changes to driving dynamics with respect to roll stability, road holding, steering behaviour and cornering speeds.


The new front end with wider air intakes has a characteristic Turbo-look with dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts.

A redesigned, pneumatically extendable front spoiler and the larger rear wing deliver 15 per cent more downforce. The new look of the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss Black, typical of the Turbo.

Inside there’s a full leather interior and carbon trim in combination with Light Silver accents. The 18-way (yes! 18!) adjustable sports seats feature stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (type 930).

High-quality graphic elements and logos in the instrument cluster complete the characteristic Turbo S features. The centre screen is now 10.9 inches, and it can be operated quickly and with minimal distraction thanks to its new layout.

There’s a GT sports steering wheel, a Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app and BOSE Surround Sound system.


Additional Australian-specific standard equipment includes seat heating for driver and front passenger, Lane Change Assist (blind-spot monitoring), Comfort Access and digital radio.

The 911 Turbo S Coupé will be available in Australia at a price of $473,900. The 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will be priced at $494,900. On-road charges have to be factored in.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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