New Porsche 911 Turbo: The full details

New Porsche 911 Turbo: the full details

Porsche has released details of its latest 911 Turbo model, which will feature four-wheel drive and - for the first time - four-wheel steering.

A range topping 'S' model will produce a staggering 552bhp. The standard model has to make do with 'only' 513bhp – but that is still twice the power of the original 1974 911 Turbo.
All that turbocharged grunt helps the 911 Turbo S launch itself from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 197mph. The standard car takes 3.2 seconds to get to 60mph, and both models will return an astonishing near 30mpg fuel economy figure on the combined cycle.

As usual with Porsche's Turbo model, the car is laden with advanced chassis technology. Porsche's latest four-wheel drive system is expected to produce humongous grip, whilst the rear wheel steering not only helps to stabilise the car in fast corners, but also eases low speed manoeuvring and parking.

Active aerodynamics will further improve efficiency and performance. The new Turbo is fitted with a retractable spoiler at the rear which can be deployed in three positions to aid downforce.

The new 911 Turbo will be easy to spot, with a body 28mm wider than even the wide-bodied Carrera 4. Porsche says the arches are so bulbous, the new Turbo "features a nearly level surface, about the width of a hand, between the base of the rear C-pillar and the outer edge of the car body."

The S model meanwhile will be distinguished by full-LED headlights and unique interior trim options.

The new 911 Turbo models are available to order now with a starting price of £118,349. The Turbo S start sat £140,852 and the first customer cars are expected for delivery in September.

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