The return of the Turbo S – Porsche unveils new 997 version
The new Turbo S benefits from a 30bhp hike in power, taking the output to 530bhp, with an impressive 700Nm of torque. Despite this, it is capable of returning 24.8mg, which is similar to the fuel consumption of the standard 997 Turbo.
The S comes as standard with a PDK transmission with paddle shifters, Dynamic Engine Mounts, PCCB brakes, Porsche Torque Vectoring and a limited slip rear differential. In addition, it boasts Dynamic Cornering Lights, RS Spyder centre-lock wheels, adaptive Sports seats, cruise control and CD/DVD changer.
The striking two-tone interior is exclusive to the S and buyers have a choice of Black and Cream or Black and Titanium Blue.
Performance figures are 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds (when using Launch Control) and a top speed of 196mph.
UK prices start at £123,263 for the coupe and £130,791 in Cabriolet form. And that’s remarkable value for money. If you spec a standard Turbo coupe with the S’s features, you get a price of £121,115 – so that means the 30bhp engine upgrade and two-tone interior is just £2248 more! It makes you wonder why anyone would buy a standard Turbo.