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Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive (991.2) (2018 – 2019)

Exclusive and pricey limited edition 911 Turbo S that nudges past the 600 bhp mark too

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive (991.2)
Model
Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive (991.2)
Model Years
2018 - 2019
Production
500 units
Engine
3.8 L Turbocharged Flat 6 (MDB.CB)
Power
607 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Torque
553 ft lbs @ 2250 rpm
0 - 60 mph
2.8 seconds
Top Speed
205 mph

(2018 – 2019) Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series (991.2) – Ultimate Guide

Porsche has always done a fantastic job at keeping their finger on the pulse of customer expectations. In particular, Porsche acknowledged that the Turbo/Turbo S’s big-spending customer demographic had limited options in explicitly differentiating their pride and joy from other builds. Turbo/Turbo S customers tend to have little-to-no budgetary concerns when it comes to their purchase; aside from custom colorways. In many cases, customers ended up building essentially the same car – a Turbo S specced with every option available. So much for paying extra to be different, right?

The best way to address this in true Porsche fashion was to release a Turbo S so Exclusive that its mere name and existence (or lack thereof) would be a differential in itself.

With a limited production of just 500 units worldwide, the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series lives up to its new moniker. With an MSRP of $257,500 USD, an ‘entry-level’ Exclusive Series doesn’t cost much more than a fully-loaded Turbo S. However, if Economics 101 has taught me anything, it is that its scarcity alone will mean that this car will fetch well above that price, particularly in the indirect sales market.

The Exclusive Series is quite a bit more than just a fancy aero kit (a very fancy one at that), trim-specific wheels and Exclusive badging strewn about on a Turbo S. In fact, the car has received noteworthy upgrades in every area that a quintessential Turbo S owner would care about – including a power boost.

The Exclusive Series employs the same 3.8L twin-turbocharged flat-six as the Turbo S, but with the addition of a power kit, which increases peak horsepower from 580 to 607. With peak torque remaining the same at 553 lb-ft, the Exclusive Series rockets out the blocks, clocking 0-60 mph in about 2.8 seconds; not any faster than the Turbo S.

However, the 27 horsepower bump serves a tangible purpose over the latter portion of the sprint. Attaining a top speed of 205 mph, the Exclusive Series is capable of achieving 0-124 mph in a jaw-dropping 9.6 seconds, shaving 0.3 seconds off the Turbo S’s time in this range.

The monstrous engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, with the power delivered to all four wheels via its ultra-competent all-wheel drive system. Further providing aid to driver discrepancies are torque vectoring and stability management, which come standard. Equipped with the standard Porsche carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P-Zero tires, the Exclusive Series still stops and grips more similarly to the Turbo S than its GT counterparts, as one would expect. This is no fault in the car, as the Exclusive Series is as capable of being a raging beast on the racetrack as it is a refined gentleman on the streets.

The exterior design of the Exclusive Series definitely stands out. Most noticeable at first glance is the Golden Yellow Metallic paint job and accentuating carbon-weave racing stripes, which are available only on these 500 cars. The Exclusive Series can be offered in ‘other select exterior colors’ by request.

Living up to its name, the Exclusive Series has been adorned with a unique array of carbon fiber parts from front to back which includes the front hood, roof, rear wing and aero kit. Newly styled 20-inch Exclusive Design wheels, a new rear fascia, black-painted calipers, along with plaques and logos on various body panels, serve as reminders to everyone that this car is 1 of 500.

The interior of the Exclusive Series is the beneficiary of the same treatment received by the rest of the car. Two golden yellow stripes run the length of the primarily black leather, contrast stitched, and carbon fiber accented cabin.

On the subject of the aforementioned carbon fiber interior pieces; each weave incorporates thin copper threading, which provides a unique and mesmerizing sheen unlike anything offered in any other 911. Leather and/or color-matched stitching is not spared for any parts, including uncustomary items such as air vent slats and the steering wheel column which are normally made from plastic.

 

Specifications and Performance Summary

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Pricing and Model Info

Make Porsche
Model 911 Turbo
Generation 2018 – Present
Sub-Model Exclusive Series
Car type Coupe
Category Series Production Car
Built At Stuttgart, Germany
Introduced 2018
Base Price (US) $257,500

Chassis and Powertrain

Curb Weight 3,528 lbs
Layout Rear-engine
Driven wheels All-wheel drive
Suspension MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar (front), LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar (rear)
Brakes 410mm brake rotors with 6-piston calipers (front), 390mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers (rear)
Engine Flat 6 Boxer
Aspiration Twin-turbocharged
Valves 2 Intake / 2 Exhaust
Lubrication Integrated dry-sump
Cooling Water-cooled
Displacement 3.8 Litres
Transmission 7-speed PDK

Engine Output

Power 607 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Power / litre 159.7 hp / litre
Power-to-weight ratio 5.8 lb / hp
Torque 553 lb-ft @ 2,250-4,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1

Performance

0-60 mph 2.8 seconds
¼ mile 10.7 seconds
Max speed 205mph (330km/h)

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In Depth

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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