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The New Porsche 911 Turbo Is Only 0.1sec Slower To 62mph Than The S

Porsche has revealed the base version of the 992 Turbo, and it's still spectacularly quick

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Porsche - The New Porsche 911 Turbo Is Only 0.1sec Slower To 62mph Than The S - News

A few weeks back, we had a go in the Porsche 911 Turbo S. As incredible it was, there is a sense that it’s just too fast for its own good. If you don’t feel the need to hit 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds, however, there is now a slower, entry-level 911 Turbo.

Take away the ‘S’ badge from the 992 Turbo’s wide rear end, and…you get something that’s still bonkers fast. The 0-62mph drops by just a tenth, giving a new figure of 2.7sec, while the top speed is 199mph as opposed to 205. But hey, 200 might still be doable with a tailwind.

Porsche - The New Porsche 911 Turbo Is Only 0.1sec Slower To 62mph Than The S - News

Like its big brother, the 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.7-litre flat-six with variable-vane turbochargers and new charge-air coolers. You’re looking at 572bhp and 553lb ft of torque, 40bhp and 37lb ft less than the S. The slightly less potent six feeds an all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed ‘PDK’ dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

It’s 42mm wider than at the back compared to the old Turbo, with 21-inch wheels wrapped in 315mm-wide tyres. The Porsche Active Suspension Management system (a fancy way of saying ‘adaptive dampers’) is fitted as standard, with a 10mm lower PASM Sport setup on the options menu.

Porsche - The New Porsche 911 Turbo Is Only 0.1sec Slower To 62mph Than The S - News

The vast 408mm iron front brake discs are 28mm bigger than before, and they work with 380mm rotors at the back. Carbon-ceramic brakes, which are fitted as standard on the S, are optional here.

Badging aside, you’ll struggle to tell it apart from the S on the outside - there’s the same active wing at the back, the trademark Turbo vents just in front of the rear wheels (these are intakes now, instead of cooling ducts), and a grille-heavy front-end with active flaps. It’s the same story on the inside, where you’ll find the retro-influenced dashboard and 10.9-inch touchscreen used across the 992 range.

Porsche - The New Porsche 911 Turbo Is Only 0.1sec Slower To 62mph Than The S - News

Happy going a little slower and doing without standard-fit carbon ceramics? You’ll save a lot of money - at £134,400 for the coupe and £143,560 for the cabriolet, each version of the 911 Turbo is about £20,000 cheaper than the equivalent S.