Porsche Unveils 911 Turbo S with 530 HP of Happiness

Porsche 911 Turbo S

The engineers at Porsche have developed a range-topping sports car designed to deliver the finest in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics: the 911 Turbo S. The heart of this exclusive high-performance athlete is the six-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. The flat-six engine has an increase in power over the 911 Turbo by 30 to 530 hp and maximum torque is a most impressive 516 lb-ft.

Despite its significant increase in power and dynamic performance, the new 911 Turbo S does not consume any more fuel than the Porsche 911 Turbo, making it by far the most efficient sports car in its class. The 911 Turbo S Coupe is EPA rated at 17 mpg city, 24 highway.

The 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with the seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (just say PDK), Porsche’s Double-Clutch Gearbox, delivering power to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. The increase in driving enjoyment is ensured by the now standard Dynamic Engine Mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), including the standard mechanical differential lock on the rear axle. In conjunction with Launch Control, part of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the 911 Turbo S accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds.

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Top speed is 195 mph. Extra-light and fade resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes provides outstanding performance in terms of stopping power and controlled application of the brakes. Other standard equipment on the 911 Turbo S includes Dynamic Corning Lights, 19-inch RS Spyder wheels with central locking, a three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, and a CD/DVD changer. The special twin-tone leather upholstery in Black/Cream or Black/Titanium Blue, along with the new Ice Blue Metallic exterior color underlines the exclusivity of the first Turbo S in five years.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S will be at dealerships as both a Coupe and Cabriolet in May 2010. The 2011 Turbo S Coupe and Turbo S Cabriolet prices are $159,100 and $170,200, respectively. Start saving those pennies!


25 thoughts on “Porsche Unveils 911 Turbo S with 530 HP of Happiness”

  1. Wow, what a car! It looks really nice, although if I was going to buy a super car, I would go for an Ferrari. 🙂

    1. I drive a 911 Turbo, this release will devalue my 2007 model 🙁 But yeah, looks badass

      1. This one is heart stopping car, I am sure company will charge more for black and red model.

  2. chester says:

    This is my favorite car in the world. I can’t even imagine how fast 530 HP drives. Would be nice if it came as a 4S.

  3. My favorite type of car is Maserati, but hey if John wants to give me a Porsche 911 I’ll take it!

  4. John, you definitely live your life a quarter mile at a time.

  5. This is what i call as classy car.

  6. Nick says:

    Great post John! My favorite car is Ferrari, but also Porsche makes fantastic cars.

  7. Hrvoje says:

    hehe 560 :-))). well i was with my friend who’s got gt3 with modifications of 911 hp :-))). buahahaha. and what you think how that goes ;-))). the tuning company who did it was 9ff. so check that out 😛

  8. Diabetis says:

    This new car really rocks!

  9. Gamers Plaza says:

    wonder when I can ride that cool car 😀

  10. S Ahsan says:

    Now thats classic, the interior is sweet. I am guessing it starts with 120k; correct me if i am wrong

  11. Simon Bunker says:

    Porsche does it again with a stunning upgrade to the 911. Truly awesome cars and one that you can use everyday! thanks for sharing this John

  12. Nice! However I prefer them superlight, like the Ariel Atom, especially the Atom 500. That is my ultimate car! I do notice that you really like sports cars, so please tell us what you have parked in your garage, John…..

  13. fas says:

    Looks so odd, a Ferrari or a Camaro is better any day!

    1. It looks odd? It looks like a sweet ride to me!

  14. So John, when are you going to get one? I thought a while back you were talking about getting the Ferrari 458 Italia.

    1. John Chow says:

      There is already a two year waiting list for the 458. A $50K deposit will secure you a spot. No interest on the deposit! If I give Tim Sykes $50K to invest, he’ll turn it into $250K in two years!

      The Porsche is a much better everyday car but they’re fairly common in my neighborhood. I’m already seeing a bunch of Panameras driving around.

      1. Yea, $50k is a lot just to have sit there. The Panamera looks a little too much like the “family Porsche” to me. The 911 Turbo S is a bit more my style.

      2. If you want to be different go with a ’99 six speed F355 Spider. Those Ferrari’s are amongst the enthusiasts’ favorite and you don’t see too many at all.

        Not to mention the lines are timeless on it.

  15. wow….i think i just jizzed in my pants…this car is too sexy

  16. pcm says:

    but “they’re fairly common in my neighborhood”…..I forgot how exclusive of a neighborhood you lived in!

  17. Woah! 50K and 2 years waiting list huh! What an incredible car man. Hope to be able to afford something like this in a couple of years.

    That reminds me.. Time to go back to work to make some money.. LOL 🙂

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