2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo add more power in 911 lineup, making slightly more powerful than Turbo S. 911 Turbo equipped with twin turbocharged and 24 valve cylinder engine is able to produce 540 horsepower (Turbo S has 580 hp) and 523 lb-ft(Turbo S gets 553 lb-ft) of torque pairing with seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Turbo S consumes 2.6 seconds to reach 60 mph from standstill, while Turbo with 540 hp consumes 2.8 seconds which is 0.2 seconds slower with less 40 horsepower which is quiet good. Turbo S comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard while they remain optional in Turbo. Standard four wheel drive system helps in stabilizing rear end. In Sport Plus mode, engine touches redline around 7000 rpm, manual gear selection is available on steering wheel mounted paddles and at console shifter.

Interior is of excellent quality, seats remains more comfortable for long journey, infotainment touchscreen system is more instinctive in providing response to inputs, navigation system comes with easier input of destination now, Apple CarPlay is standard, Android Auto not available. Smooth ride quality experienced but tire noise heard at highway speeds.

Add ons available in Turbo while standard on Turbo S as carbon ceramic brakes($9210), dynamic anti roll bars($3160), center locking wheels($3790). Turbo base at $160,250 while Turbo S at $189,150.

Paying more for moderate increase in acceleration Turbo remains a choice for price sensitive buyer.

Starting Price Turbo($160,250), Turbo Cabriolet($172,550)
Vehicle Type 2 door coupe or convertible, rear engine, four wheel drive
Engine twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 540 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque 523 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
Displacement 232 cu in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
Length 177.4 in
Width 74 in
Height 51.1 in
Curb weight 3550-3700 lb
Cargo volume 5-13 cu ft
0-60 mph 2.8 secs.
0-100 mph 7.6 secs.
Top speed 199 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 19/24 mpg
Pros lively, accurate transmission, best acceleration
Cons no manual transmission, tire noise at highway speed