Porsche 911 Turbo/S Receive Major Upgrades For 2017

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet

Earlier this year, Porsche unveiled the new 2017 911 Carrera and Carrera S with the new 3.0 L turbocharged engines. Now, Porsche has finally unveiled the top-of-the-range 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupé and cabriolet. For 2017, both Turbo models receive more power and will make their public debut at 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January.

In the standard 911 Turbo, the 3.8 L twin-turbo flat-six’s output rises from 520 horsepower to 540 horsepower, thanks to redesigned intake ports, new fuel injectors, and higher fuel pressure. In the Turbo S, power output climbs to 580 horsepower from 560 horsepower, and the engine’s redline increases to 7,200 rpm from 7,000 rpm. Peak torque climbs to 553 lb.ft. during overboost. Both engines feature a new “dynamic boost function” which reduces turbo boost loss during upshifts. The system works by keeping the throttle open while cutting the fuel injection during shifts, with this feature, Porsche claims that the engine responds to throttle inputs “with practically no delays.”

With the additional 20 horsepower, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S hit 60 mph from standstill in 2.9 seconds and 2.8 seconds respectively. Top speed in the standard 911 Turbo increases to 198 mph, while the Turbo S crosses the 200 mph mark for the first time, with a top speed of 205 mph. Even with the additional power, Porsche claims that fuel efficiency will improve thanks to a reprogrammed seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.

New Year, New Look, and New Features

For 2017, the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S receive new front bumper, restyled headlights, new rear bumper, reshaped taillights, new exhaust tips, and new 20-in rims.

The refreshed 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S include new features like a Sport Mode for the Porsche Stability Management (PSM), which increases the threshold for spirited driving before the stability control kicks in. A new sport response button, part of the Sport Chrono package, adjusts the engine’s tune “for the best possible responsiveness” by activating the overboost mode for 20 seconds.

All 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo models receive LED headlights, front/rear parking sensors, backup camera, and Sport Chrono package as standard. The Turbo S gets additional standard features like 18-way power seats, two-tone leather interior, additional carbon fiber interior trim, active anti-roll system, and carbon-ceramic brakes.

The base 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo coupé starts at $160,195, the Turbo cabriolet starts at $172,495. Upgrading to the Turbo S will set your wallet back by $189,095 for the coupé and $201,395 for the Turbo S cabriolet. All prices include the $995 destination charges.

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