The 911 is probably the most well-known car that Porsche has come out with. Being so popular, the automaker has made many variants to the 911, 20 to be exact. The automaker has decided to equip all 911 models with turbocharges. However, the Turbo and Turbo S will remain at the top of the 911 models with more power than the other models.
The automaker kicked off 2016 at the Detroit Auto Show by displaying their 911 Turbos that will hit the showroom floors sometime in April. The reveal featured Coupe and Convertible bodies for both models.
The 2017 911 Turbo
will have the Sport Chrono Package as a standard feature. The package has a GT sport steering wheel, the same used on the 918 Spyder, that features a mode switch that lets the driver choose which of the four available modes they want. The modes are: a customizable Individual mode, Sport +, Sport and normal.
Other features include: composite ceramic breaking, rear-view camera, sporty mirrors, the new communication management system from Porsche, which integrates online navigation, park assist, and Adaptive Sport Seats Plus. Another feature is the Sport Response button that prepares the engine for maximum acceleration when pressed. All of these features are also standard.
If you want more, you can opt for the Turbo S that provides you with even more features and options that you can customize. The Turbo S comes with: two-tone leather interior, carbon-fiber ceramics, anti-roll system, more carbon-fiber trim, 18-way adjustable power seats, a 555-watt Bose audio system, and a 7-inch monitor that controls the Communications Manager Infotainment system.
For those that are not familiar with the exterior style of the 911, it will be hard to distinguish the difference between the 911 Carrera, the outgoing version of the Turbos, and the 2017 911 Turbos since they look very similar. However, with a closer look, subtle changes can be seen.
The outgoing models featured a single piece headlight assembly, while the 2017’s have new headlights with two projectors. A lower nose, modified air intakes, and tube-like LED fog lights have also been added to the front.
Fewer changes have been made to the sides of the 2017 911. To reduce drag, the plastic door handles are gone and have been replaced with integrated recesses. Air outlets have been added to the outside wedges on the bumper and reflectors that cross over the air outlets. The rear of the new Turbos now features air vents that run lengthwise on the hood and new 3D tail lights have a wider appearance. Another slight improvement is the dual exhaust outlets, the deck-lid now has vertical slats, and both Turbos will have 20-inch wheels.
On top of the other improvements, the 2017 911 Turbos engines have been tweaked with even more power. Both Turbos will have a single drive-train, but the engines have been equipped so that they provide more power. The 3.8L, flat-6 in the 911 Turbo will be dressed with two turbos that have new injectors, larger compressors, higher fuel pressure, and new intake ports. All of these upgrades will provide the new 911 Turbo with 540 HP, 20 HP more than the previous models, and creating a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
The new 911 Turbo S engine will have more boost pressure and will also add 20 more HP than the previous models, up to 580 HP. The Turbo S will also have a top speed of 205 mph, and a 0-60 time of only 2.8 seconds.
Even though the EPA ratings have not yet been released, Porsche states the new models are more fuel efficient, even with the better output, thanks to the seven-speed PDK transmission and a management program that has been updated.
Expected Release Date and Price
The 911 is expected to start at a prices of $160,195, with the Cabriolet starting at $172,495. The 911 Turbo S Couple will have a starting price of about $189,095, and the Turbo S Cabriolet will start at $201,395.