New Porsche 911 Turbo S Nearly As Fast As McLaren 720S On Track
The new 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S elevates the new 911 to the realm of supercars offering mind-blowing performance in a rather modest package. Variants of the Porsche 911 Turbo are traditionally giant killers that far exceed their weight class, and this tradition continues with the latest generation of 992. During a track test, the Auto BILD Sportscars team seen impressive numbers from their 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-twin engine with twin turbochargers that produces 640 horsepower (477 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 nm) of torque. This impressive engine uses the same intake manifolds as the previous generation 991 911 GT2 RS for better airflow, piezo injectors and a completely redesigned cooling system compared to the previous generation 911 Turbo. The intelligent engineering implemented by Porsche designers has created a modern supercar killing the Porsche 911 Turbo, which continues to increase the performance potential of a 911.
The powerful 6-cylinder flat engine of the 911 Turbo S is mated to a reinforced 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that offers ultra-fast gear changes while managing the robust torque of this twin-turbocharged engine. This impressive transmission sends power to all four wheels via a unique all-wheel drive system, which allows the 911 Turbo S to set impressive acceleration times. Porsche claims that the 911 Turbo S can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph.
On paper, the 911 Turbo S is impressive, but it turns out that the 911 Turbo S is even more impressive on the track. The Auto BILD Sportscars team recorded 0-100 km / h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds, which beats the time cited by Porsche. On a quick tour of the Sachsenring in Germany, the 992 911 Turbo S is only a second slower than a McLaren 720S.