Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8, Turbo S (2016-2018)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: December 1, 2015
Premiere: January 13, 2016 NAIAS North American International Auto Show in Detroit
World market launch: January 2016

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Technical specifications Coupé and comparison to 991.1

Modification Gearbox kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h 100 mph
160 km/h
200 km/h mph km/h kg lbs W/lbs W/kg
2017 911 991.2 Turbo S 3.8 Exclusive Series Coupé PDK 7-speed 446 551 750 2.8 sec. 2.9 sec. 6.3 sec. 9.6 sec. 205 330 1600 3527 126 279
2016 911 991.2 Turbo S 3.8 Coupé PDK 7-speed 426 551 750 2.8 sec. 2.9 sec. 6.5 sec. 9.9 sec. 205 330 1600 3527 121 267
2016 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8 Coupé PDK 7-speed 397 522 710 2.9 sec. 3.0 sec. 6.8 sec. 10.4 sec. 199 320 1595 3516 113 249
2013 911 991.1 Turbo S 3.8 Coupé PDK 7-speed 412 551 750 3.0 sec. 3.1 sec. 6.8 sec. 10.3 sec. 198 318 1605 3538 116 257

Technical specifications Cabriolet

Modification Gearbox kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h 100 mph
160 km/h
200 km/h mph km/h kg lbs W/lbs W/kg
2016 911 991.2 Turbo S 3.8 Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 426 551 750 2.9 sec. 3.0 sec. 6.8 sec. 10.4 sec. 205 330 1670 3682 116 256
2016 911 991.2 Turbo 3.8 Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 397 522 710 3.0 sec. 3.1 sec. 7.1 sec. 10.9 sec. 199 320 1665 3670 108 238

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 standard 918-style steering wheel has 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 PSM button, completely deactivates PSM.

With the Turbo S the PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control hydraulic roll bars come as standard. The PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes have been standard on the Turbo S already since the 996 generation. New options include radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle (increases ground clearance by 1.6"/40 mm). The PCM now has a multi-touch screen like in the facelift 991 Carreras. Routes and places can be visualised with 360-degree images and satellite images.

The wheels of the Turbo 3.8 are now 0.5" wider (9x20 front, 11.5x20 rear). This means the wheels on the Turbo are now as wide as on the Turbo S.

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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
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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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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series engine airbox
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Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series dasboard, seat
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Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series instrument cluster
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Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series dashboard plaque
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Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series interior, ceiling, seats
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Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series different colors
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Carbon fibre wheels

From 2018 Porsche offers carbon fibre wheels, initially for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and later for all high-end versions. While carbon fibre wheel 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.

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Braided carbon fibre wheel manufacturing
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Braided carbon fibre wheel manufacturing
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