The Detroit Motor Show 2016 event is underway at which Porsche has officially launched the 2016 edition of the 911 Turbo S and the Turbo.
The cars will be powered by two different engines based on the trimline variant the buyers go for. While the 3.8-liter turbocharged engine remains the same, it has been tweaked in such a way in the 2016 model that it offers 580 horsepower in the high end model. The lesser priced variant will have a decreased 540 horsepower, despite riding the car with the same engine.
Porsche has confirmed that the higher end Turbo S can hit from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds while the Turbo will do the same in 2.7 seconds, a meager variation which is hard to notice while busy driving these awesome cars. The top speed of the S variant is pegged at 200 miles per hour, more than enough to zoom past, tearing the wind to your heart’s content.
A wide range of dynamics is modified in the new edition. The cars use Composite Ceramic Brake PCCB for maximum grip on the road and there is an additional Sport Chrono package to go with. It adds park assist; cameras mounted on the front and rear as well as LED lights for best vision. When buyers opt for the Sports edition in the Turbo S variant, it additionally provides Sports Seat Plus with backrests, all made in leather material.
Apart from the exterior changes and performance based features, the car is all about connectivity and providing users an entertaining, accessible infotainment system. There’s the 7-inch multi-touch monitor to navigate through your favorite songs. Riding and mapping is made easy with the help of Google Earth and Google Street View. Both these services always strive towards perfection. They make it easy by providing 360 degree images of the streets, maps as well as the best routes to travel to the desired destination. A couple of functions can be remotely controlled without having to be seated in the car. Sound system is provided by Bose.
Speaking to the press at the Detroit show, the company also revealed the price tag of the upcoming models. The 2016 edition of Porsche 911 Turbo will cost $159,200 and the Turbo S model will be much pricier at $188,100. The Cabriolet version of the S is at $200,400 while the Turbo Cabriolet is cheaper at $171,500.