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.

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