Porsche 911 Turbo arrives with 572bhp and £134k price tag 

The standard 911 Turbo sits below the existing S model, yet still promises staggering speed for its £134,400 price tag 

Porsche has revealed the new 911 Turbo. Though the latest versions of the Coupe and Cabriolet sit below the S-badged models we drove earlier this year, it still boasts vital stats that promise devastating real-world performance. 

Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre flat six engine, the Turbo pumps out 572bhp and 750Nm of torque with an overboost function. That’s a 40bhp and 40Nm increase over its predecessor, which is achieved through a redesigned charge air cooling system, and symmetrical variable geometry turbochargers with electrically controlled wastegate bypass valves; changes that are claimed to deliver a more responsive, freer-revving power delivery. 

As before, drive is sent through all four wheels - though in certain conditions it’s possible for a little extra torque to go through the fronts when needed - via Porsche’s eight-speed PDK dual clutch auto gearbox.

The result of these changes mean that even the standard Turbo now dips below the three-second mark in the 0-62mph sprint - at 2.8 seconds, it’s two tenths quicker than before. Top speed is a claimed 199mph. Despite the performance, the 911 Turbo achieves between 22.6mpg and 23.5mpg on the official WLTP testing cycle. 

The latest Turbo sports a wider stance than its predecessor - track has increased 42mm at the front and 10mm at the back - a step taken, says Porsche, to improve steering precision. There’s two suspension setups to choose from: the standard Porsche Active

Suspension Management (PASM) features adaptive dampers that give a broader spread between settings - in other words, it’s more forgiving in its comfiest setting and more focused in its sportiest. 

An optional Sports PASM suspension drops the ride height a further 10mm, and another extra, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) offers active anti-roll stabilisation. Wheels measure 20 inches (front) and 21 inches (rear); and up front house huge 408mm iron discs. Carbon ceramic discs, gripped by 10-piston calipers, are optional.

Further options include a sports exhaust system and a Lightweight Design package; the latter sheds 30 kilos thanks to reduced sound insulation, no rear seats and lighter front seats.

Cosmetically, the Turbo is largely similar to the Turbo S. That means there’s a deep bumper at the front with an active front spoiler, plus four tailpipes and a variable wing to the rear. The optional Sports pack also includes extra carbon and black exterior trim, plus a revised design for the full-width tail lights.

Like the outside, the Turbo’s cabin is largely familiar to the rest of the 911 range. There’s a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, touch sensitive keys and a Bose sound system - though a Burmester setup is optional. Also on the options list are adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist with road sign recognition, night vision, and surround view cameras.

The new 911 Turbo is available to order now, priced at £134,400 for the coupe - roughly £11,300 less than the range-topping Turbo S - and from £143,560 for the Cabriolet.

Now check out our round-up of the 10 best retro cars...

Recommended

Porsche 911 Turbo S vs McLaren GT
Performance cars

Porsche 911 Turbo S vs McLaren GT

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren GT offer a different take on grand touring. We put the pair through their paces
18 Jul 2020
Porsche 911 review
Porsche 911 - front
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 review

With the 992, Porsche has broadened the iconic 911’s everyday appeal with greater comfort, while pushing the performance envelope further
17 Jun 2020
Porsche 911 gains new seven-speed manual gearbox
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 gains new seven-speed manual gearbox

Porsche has updated the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S for 2020, adding a new manual gearbox and a host of fresh equipment options
28 Apr 2020
Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 911
Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 911

Jaguar’s F-Type has usually come off second best when it’s taken on the Porsche 911. Can the newly facelifted car buck that trend?
22 Apr 2020

Most Popular

New 2022 BMW M3 Touring officially confirmed
BMW 3 Series Touring

New 2022 BMW M3 Touring officially confirmed

New hot BMW M3 Touring estate on the way and it’ll feature the same 503bhp straight-six engine as the saloon. Our exclusive image previews how it coul…
12 Aug 2020
Next-generation Nissan Qashqai spied ahead of 2020 launch
Nissan Qashqai

Next-generation Nissan Qashqai spied ahead of 2020 launch

Our spy photographers have spotted the new Nissan Qashqai during its development programme – although it’s still wearing heavy camo
13 Aug 2020
New 2021 Kia Stinger facelift revealed with new look and tech
Kia Stinger

New 2021 Kia Stinger facelift revealed with new look and tech

The Kia Stinger gets a subtle new look as part of a facelift for 2021
12 Aug 2020