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Get a car you never dreamt of - Porsche 911 Turbo S

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The Porsche 911 Turbo S gives you something of everything. On one hand, it's a touring coupe that weighs in at 3550 pounds. On the other hand, it can also deliver blistering speed on the race track. Add incredible luxury, 560 horsepower, and the best-ever fuel efficiency, and this car delivers an amazing combination to satisfy everyone.


Introducing the amazing Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is competing against Audi R8s, Aston Martins, and AMGs, as well as the McLaren P13 that should be coming out soon. To fend off the competition, Porsche decided for the first time that it would launch its Turbo and Turbo S models at the same time. The base Turbo has a sticker price of about $149,000, while the Turbo S comes in at $182,000. What do you get for the extra $33,000 for the Turbo S? That's the cost of all of the extra performance options on this model. This includes an extra 40 horsepower, high performance carbon-ceramic brakes, different air intakes in the front, and center-lock forged wheels. And of course, you also get the "S" badge.

Porsche Turbo911 S

Specs

The engine of Porsche 911 Turbo is 3.8 liter flat six with forged connecting rods, and newer shorter-skirt pistons. It's all part of the modifications Porsche added to get a 9.8 to 1 compression ratio, and 14.5 psi of boost. It uses two BorgWarner compressors, which have variable vane geometry that was originally developed for spinning turbos faster on diesels. The base Turbo model has 520 horsepower. If that's not enough for you, then the Turbo S ups that to a hefty 560. The Turbo S gives you 17.4 psi, and has a peak torque of 516 pound-feet, that you reach at about 2100 rpm. 

All of the Porsche Turbos use the same transmission, a dual-clutch, seven-speed PDK. The acceleration is simply astounding, and the car can launch you from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.7 seconds. You will certainly feel like you're being launched, and if you don't already have your head back against the headrest when you take off, your neck could be feeling it the next day.  One change from the previous models is an updated 4-wheel drive system. Unlike the Carerra's ball-ramp-activated axle coupling, this new design features a Haldex hydraulic device that is liquid cooled and electronically controlled. Porsche engineers say that the hydraulic control allows for extra precision, and means that the torque vectoring can be more closely tuned.  The steering has also been updated. The Porsche 911 Turbo S uses rear-wheel steering, like the new GT3 does, to give it sharper reflexes on corners. The rear differentially has a limited slip which is electronically controlled, and there's also a single-rear-wheel brake that helps this car steer around the corners.  At high speed, the aerodynamic downforces are increased by a rear wing which varies both its height and angle. There is also a chin spoiler that has three flexible sections, which use air bladders to drop down in phases. When you're driving at slow speeds, the lip stays retracted, so that it doesn't scrape.


Porsche Turbo 911 S

Widest body of all Porsche 911 models

Both Turbo and Turbo S set apart from the rest of Porsche's 911 models. These have broad rear body panels, and they're 1.1 inch wider than Carrera 911. Some other differences include 20-inch two-tone aluminum wheels and center-hub wheel locks. Porsche Turbo S is truly a dreamlike vehicle with full-LED headlights and a camera based beam control (high/low).

For the first time ever, Porsche develops an active aerodynamic system for its 911 Turbo S models. It includes a retractable 3-stage spoiler in the front, whose segments are extended pneumatically. The model also includes a deployable rear wing with 3 adjustable positions.

Have you ever driven a Porsche before? If you haven't, the recently-released Porsche 911 Turbo S will exceed all your expectations. Apart from a fascinating exterior and powerful mechanics, this beauty features an exclusive black & red interior made of leather, a Bose sound system, radar-controlled cruise control, speed limit recognition, and camera-based road sign recognition, among numerous other additions and extra packages meant to blow you away.

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