The Porsche 911 Turbo has plenty of competition nowadays. We have the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, the Mercedes-AMD GTR and more.
However, the Porsche boasts a heritage that none of the other sports cars can beat, even if the cars trade blows in virtually everything else.
Thanks to that, the 911 Turbo will always have a ready market; Porsche just has to ensure it doesn’t make a dud.
How Capable Is It?
In a word, plenty. In terms of raw power, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is now on par with the 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The engine—as always, still located in the rear—is a 3.8-liter flat-six. It cranks out an immense 572 hp, which is 32 hp more than its predecessor. The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, and it maxes out at a top speed of 198 mph.
Considering where the engine is located and the engine capacity, this is an incredible feat; but business as usual for Porsche. It has standard rear-wheel steering and its aero setup mirrors that of the Turbo S.
The 911 Turbo has symmetrical VTG turbochargers whose bypass valves are electrically controlled. The engineers also redesigned the air cooling system and added piezo fuel injectors. This has improved the car’s torque delivery, throttle response and more.
When it comes to brakes, thick cast-iron front rotors are clamped onto by red fixed calipers. The rear axle also has 380 mm brake rotors.
From the rear, through the front end, to the side view with its traditional athletic form: timeless design whose every detail shows us the way forward.
Optionally, you can opt for the Turbo S’s carbon-ceramic brakes, a sport-exhaust system, and a new Sport Package or Lightweight Package. The Sport Package mainly focuses on aesthetics, with additional carbon-fiber elements, black touches and Exclusive Design clear taillights.
The Lightweight Package, meanwhile, removes the rear seats to make the car 66 pounds lighter. It also replaces the front seats with bucket seats along with shaving the car’s sound insulation.
The engineers have extended both the front and rear track widths. They have also added new 20-inch wheels in the front and 21-inch wheels at the back.
These upgrades are inspired by the Turbo S, along with the active all-wheel drive system dubbed the Porsche Traction Management.
For our engineers, every finish line is just a stopover. On their onward journey. In their eternal quest for further improvements.
For anti-roll stabilization, the engineers also included the PDCC, or Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control.
The front trunk has a central recess that the designers made to highlight the performance-focused character of the car. The 911 Turbo also has a bigger active front spoiler, a bigger rear spoiler, and adaptive cooling air flaps.
These features make the car slightly bigger than its predecessor. The car also has a rear decklid grille that comes with silver trim strips.
All About Style
The interior of the car also has a few notable upgrades. First is on the software front. The car maker’s Direct Touch Control and Porsche Advanced Cockpit systems are located in the 911 Turbo’s center screen, along with Apple CarPlay.
Everything new? Everything the same? Neither. The interior of the new 911 Turbo combines what has characterized it for over 45 years with the possibilities of today.
The car also has 18-way electrically adjustable sports seats, a Bose surround-sound stereo, the brand’s signature Sport Chrono package, carbon-fiber interior trim, a GT Sport steering wheel that includes shift paddles, and more.
The 911 Turbo also has plenty of optional additions. The highlights include Porsche InnoDrive—which comes with adaptive cruise control—Surround View, SiriusXM satellite radio, Night Vision Assist, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Burmester High-End Surround Sound System.
The Cost of Elegance
The 911 Turbo comes in two versions: the Cabriolet and the Coupe. Both of them are four-seaters, through the rear seats are mainly for kids and extra luggage that won’t fit in the front trunk.
The Cabriolet will cost $183,600 while the Coupe will start from $170,800. Not bad for cars you will probably own for many, many years.