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Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (991.2) (2017 – 2019)

0 - 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Top speed of 198 mph. This is one insanely fast Porsche GT

Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (991.2)
Model
Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (991.2)
Model Years
2017 - 2019
Engine
3.8 L Turbocharged Flat 6 (MDA.BA)
Power
533 bhp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
524 ft lbs @ 2250 rpm
0 - 60 mph
3.0 seconds
Top Speed
198 mph

(2017 – 2019) Porsche 911 Turbo (991.2) – Ultimate Guide

Official photos: 2015 December 1 / Premiere: 2016 January 13, NAIAS North American International Auto Show in Detroit / Market launch: 2016 January

The facelifted version of the 991 was named 991.2. The car’s front end was redesigned with side air blades and narrow LED lights, with double fillets to emphasize the car’s width, as the additional fin in the main air intake. From the side, the new 20” light-alloy wheels were fitted as standard. The door handles without recess covers gave the car a sleeker look. In the back, the high-gloss chrome exhausts were specific for the Turbo version, while the stainless steel was specific for the Turbo S.

The 4% power increase could have been easily achieved with a software update, but the task was also to reduce fuel consumption. The 991.2 Turbo 3.8 got different inlet ports, injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure compared to its predecessor. The Turbo S got turbochargers with larger compressors.

The new 918-style steering wheel had the mode switch (Normal, Sport, Sport+, Individual). The Sport Response button at the centre of the switch preconditions the engine and gearbox for the best possible responsiveness for overtaking.

Porsche Stability Management Sport Mode: a brief press of the PSM button puts the system in a very sporty mode – which is independent of the driving programme that is selected. The separately switched PSM Sport mode alters the intervention threshold much more than was the case in Sport Plus mode of the previous model. A long press of the button completely deactivates PSM.

With the Turbo S, the PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control hydraulic roll bars came as standard. The PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes had been standard on the Turbo S already since the 996 generation. New options included the radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle (increased ground clearance by 1.6″/40 mm). The PCM now had a multi-touch screen like in the facelifted 991 Carrera. Routes and places could be visualised with 360-degree images and satellite images.

The 20″ wheels of the Turbo 3.8 were now 0.5″ wider (9″ at front and 11.5″ at rear). The wheels on the Turbo were now as wide as on the Turbo S.

Inside, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation system was fitted as standard. The system featured a 7” touch-screen on the center stack. Unlike its predecessors, the new PCM featured Google Maps with real-time traffic information and Google StreetView. For the sound system, a 555 watt Bose system with 12 speakers was fitted as standard. For those who want to pay some extra for a better sound, an 821 watt Burmeister system was on the options list.

Technical specifications Coupé and comparison to 991.1

Modification 2017 911 991.2 Turbo S 3.8 Exclusive Series Coupé 2016 911 991.2 Turbo S 3.8 Coupé 2016 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8 Coupé 2013 911 991.1 Turbo S 3.8 Coupé
Gearbox PDK 7-speed PDK 7-speed PDK 7-speed PDK 7-speed
kW 446 426 397 412
lb-ft 551 551 522 551
Nm 750 750 710 750
0-60 mph 2.8 sec. 2.8 sec. 2.9 sec. 3.0 sec.
0-100 km/h 2.9 sec. 2.9 sec. 3.0 sec. 3.1 sec.
100 mph
160 km/h
6.3 sec. 6.5 sec. 6.8 sec. 6.8 sec.
200 km/h 9.6 sec. 9.9 sec. 10.4 sec. 10.3 sec.
mph 205 205 199 198
km/h 330 330 320 318
kg 1600 1600 1595 1605
lbs 3527 3527 3516 3538
W/lbs 126 121 113 116
W/kg 279 267 249 257
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Yellow Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S with aerokit (in black)
A yellow 991.2 Turbo S with black aerokit was the car that “Sport auto” magazine used to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:17,11© Porsche
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20″ wheels: Turbo, Sport Classic, Sport Classic black, Turbo S© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8 front spoiler: standard, Aerokit black, Aerokit painted
Front spoilers: standard, Aerokit painted black (XAV), Aerokit painted in car color (XAF)© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8 rear spoiler: standard, Aerokit black, Aerokit painted
Rear spoilers: standard, Aerokit painted black (XAV), Aerokit painted in car color (XAF)© Porsche
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LCA Lane Change Assistant© Porsche
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Gray shows aluminium and colour shows different steels© Porsche
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Turbo S Exclusive Series

The 500 hundred numbered 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series cars cross the 600 hp mark with their 446 kW engines. The 20 kW/5% power increase does not make much difference performance wise, but it is good to know you have more than 600 hp. Similar in acceleration and top speed to the ‘regular’ Turbo S, the car reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.6 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than the regular Turbo S). The car comes standard with the Turbo Aerokit and has the batmobile-style roof panel. While on the 991 GT3 RS the roof panel was made of magnesium, on this special edition car it is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the first time. In additon to the roof panel, the front lid, side skirts, mirror case, side air intakes and other parts are of CFRP. Completely new are the wheels and the rear end lower area design including the exhaust pipes. The prototype was painted in Golden Yellow Metallic.

Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Beautiful color, more luxurious than sporty, like the Turbo S. The stripes might look a bit childish as this is not a racing-derived GT3, but they are not too bad.© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series roof
The roof is of carbon-fibre instead of magnesium as on the 991 GT3 RS© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series wheel, ceramic brake, black calliper
Cool view. The black brake callipers with Golden Yellow Metallic letters are spot-on here. The cracks on the surface of the ceramic discs are something you have to live with – Turbo S is not available with steel brake discs.© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Manufaktur sign
The Exclusive Manufaktur plaque is now fixed to both front fenders (it used to be only on the right front fender of the earlier Manufaktur cars)© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series exhaust system, rear valance
Aerokit rear spoiler© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Special exhaust pipes and new lower part of the rear bumper© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series watch
The carbon dial face of the optional Porsche Design chronograph is finished with the paint of the ordered car© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series engine airbox
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Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series dasboard, seat
Interior of the 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series instrument cluster
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Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series dashboard plaque
Number 000 shows it is a prototype© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series interior, ceiling, seats
Matching roofliner design© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series different colors
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Carbon fibre wheels

Porsche offered carbon fibre wheels for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. While a carbon fibre wheel itself is not a news, the rim part of the Porsche wheel is braided! The wheel centre is made from 200 cut-out pieces of carbon-fibre fabric and braided into the rim base.

Braided carbon fibre wheel manufacturing
World’s largest carbon fibre braiding machine with a diameter of ~9 m/30 feet© Porsche
Braided carbon fibre wheel manufacturing
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Braided carbon fibre wheel manufacturing
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Braided carbon fibre wheel
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Braided carbon fibre wheel
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2018 WEC & Le Mans safety cars

The 2018 Porsche safety cars for the World Endurance Championship were fitted with racing suspension and brakes (this means steel discs, not ceramic), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 street legal tyres, OMP racing bucket seats, 6-point harness (but no roll cage), a monitor to display track signals, a radio to contact the race director, a signal light system on the roof and flashing LED lights at the front and rear. Otherwise the cars are almost stock with the 397 kW engine.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo WEC & Le Mans safety car
Car with WEC decals on the left and Le Mans decals on the right© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo WEC Le Mans safety car
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2018 Porsche 911 Turbo WEC safety car
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A few hours into the 2018 Le Mans 24h race, the black matte 911 Turbo safety car is seen on the track© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo safety car, FIA WEC Fuji
2018 October 13, FIA WEC Fuji, Japan© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo safety car for FIA WEC, 2018 Shanghai 6 hours
2018 November 18, Shanghai, China

 

Press Release

Porsche will be off to a powerful start in 2016 when the 2017 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S make their debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The top-of-the-line 911 models will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles and are equipped with engines offering 20 horsepower more than before, a sharper design, and enhanced features. The 3.8 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine powering the 911 Turbo now develops 540 hp. The increase in horsepower is achieved through modified intake ports in the cylinder heads, new fuel injectors, and higher fuel pressure. The 911 Turbo S now makes 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger impelle. In addition to a higher maximum torque (553 lb.-ft. in overboost compared to 523 lb.-ft. on the Turbo), the Turbo S also has a higher redline (7200 rpm instead of 7000). Porsche is still the only manufacturer to use turbochargers with variable turbine geometry in gasoline engines.

The engines now also have a dynamic boost function, which improves throttle response during spirited driving. It maintains the boost pressure during load changes – i.e. when the accelerator pedal is briefly released. This is achieved by interrupting fuel injection, while the throttle valve remains partially open. As a result, the engine responds to changing throttle applications with practically no delay. The effects of this function are particularly pronounced in the Sport and Sport Plus modes.

The powertrain enhancements take the performance of the 911 Turbo models to even higher levels than before. The 911 Turbo S Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds faster than its predecessor. Its top track speed of 205 miles per hour has increased by 7 miles per hour. The 911 Turbo reaches 60 miles per hour from standstill in 2.9 seconds, and its top track speed is 198 miles per hour – 2 miles per hour faster than the previous model. In spite of this increased performance, further advanced electronic engine and transmission management with revised gear change mappings reduce fuel consumption. EPA fuel consumption ratings will be available at a later date.

A standard feature on all Turbo models: Sport Chrono Package with mode switch and Sport Response button.
The Sport Chrono Package is now a standard feature on all 911 Turbo models. This includes the new GT sport steering wheel in 918 Spyder design measuring 360 mm or 14.1 inches in diameter and is equipped with a mode switch. It consists of a rotary ring with stepped positions that can be used to select one of the four drivetrain modes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, or Individual. The Individual setting lets the driver configure and store her or his preferred vehicle setup, including PDK shift strategy, throttle response and damper control. Another new feature of the Sport Chrono Package is the Sport Response button. When the black button located in the center of the mode switch is pressed, it preconditions the engine and transmission for the best possible responsiveness. In this state, the vehicle can produce optimal acceleration for up to 20 seconds.

The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system in the 911 Turbo models now features a new PSM Sport Mode. When the PSM button on the center console is pressed once, PSM Sport Mode is activated. This new mode shifts the PSM’s intervention to a higher threshold than was the case in Sport Plus mode on the previous model. PSM Sport Mode allows the driver to approach the limits of the car more closely, for example on a closed course. However, PSM still remains active to help the driver maintain vehicle stability. True to the Porsche philosophy of giving the driver the option of full vehicle control, a long press of the PSM button completely deactivates the system.

A full set of driving dynamic features
The chassis of the new 911 Turbo models with PASM as standard now offers an even greater spread between performance and comfort. In addition, the 911 Turbo S offers a full array of standard equipment for peak performance: the active roll stabilization program PDCC is standard on the S model as is the Porsche Composite Ceramic Brake (PCCB) system. New options for all 911 Turbo models include radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle that can be used to increase ground clearance by 40 mm or 1.5 inches measured at the front spoiler lip. Sport Chrono Package, Park Assist front and rear including reversing camera, and LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) are now standard on all 911 Turbo models. In addition to higher performance, the Turbo S models offer an even more extensive range of standard equipment than the Turbo variants, including 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus with seat backrests in leather, a two-tone leather interior, LED headlights with PDLS+, Sport Design exterior mirrors, and Carbon Fiber interior trim.

Sharper design with new characteristics
Naturally, the new generation of 911 Turbo adopts significant design characteristics of the 2017 911 Carrera models, supplemented by typical 911 Turbo special features. The redesigned front end with side air blades and narrow LED front lights with double fillets promote the width of the car, as does the additional fin in the central air intake. All models are also fitted with new 20-inch wheels. The center lock wheels on the 911 Turbo S feature seven instead of ten double spokes. Measuring 9 J x 20 at the front and 11.5 J x 20 at the rear, the new wheels of the 911 Turbo models are each half an inch wider, equaling those of the 911 Turbo S in size. Just like on the 911 Carrera models, new door handles without recess covers give the car a sleeker look. The rear fascia was also thoroughly reworked. Three-dimensional rear lights with their four-point brake lights and aura-like illumination, familiar from the 911 Carrera series, catch the eye. The new models also feature redesigned dual tailpipes and exhaust tips. As before, the Turbo S can be distinguished by stainless steel exhaust tips in black chrome, while the Turbo is fitted with those in high gloss chrome. The new rear decklid grill now features three parts: the right and left sections have longitudinal vent vanes, and the middle cover is separated to optimize air induction for the engine.

New Porsche Communication Management with online navigation
As in all 2017 911 variants, the newly developed infotainment system, PCM with navigation, is standard. This system features a 7-inch multi-touch monitor with high-quality glass surface, which is perfectly integrated into the center console and offers numerous new and extended connectivity functions thanks to the standard Connect Plus module. Navigation can also access the latest online traffic information in real time (Google® StreetView). Routes and destinations can be visualized with 360-degree images and satellite images (Google® Earth). In addition, the system can now process handwritten inputs. Moreover, compatible cell phones and smartphones can now be integrated more quickly, easily and comprehensively than before via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cable. Select vehicle functions can now be controlled remotely as well. As in the previous models, the 555 watt Bose sound system with 12 loudspeakers, an active subwoofer and center speaker is offered as standard; an 821 watt Burmester system with 12 loudspeakers and a 300 watt active subwoofer can be ordered as an option.

Market launch and prices
In the United States, the new generation of Porsche 911 Turbo will reach dealers in April 2016. Base MSRP is as follows, not including the destination charge:

911 Turbo

$ 159,200

911 Turbo Cabriolet

$ 171,500

911 Turbo S

$ 188,100

911 Turbo S Cabriolet

$ 200,400

 

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