Luxury Cars: If you thought that the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo was the perfect car for you, think again. The German manufacturer recently unveiled the brand new 2010 911 Turbo S. Even more dynamic, top equipment all standard: this is how Porsche describes its newest vehicle.
The new 911 Turbo S is powered by a six-cylinder boxer boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, carrying an extra 30 hp compared to the standard Turbo, delivering a total output of 530 hp (390 kW) and an impressive 700 Newton-metres of torque (516 lb-ft).
Despite the power increase, the car shows a fuel consumption of just 11.4 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 24.8 mpg imp), which means that it is one of the most efficient sports cars in its performance class. The 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) (Porsche's Double-Clutch Gearbox), conveying drive power to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.
Also, the Dynamic Engine Mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical differential lock on the rear axle is offered as standard. In conjunction with the Launch Control on the Sport Chrono Package Turbo, likewise featured as standard, the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, while from standstill to 200 km/h it can sprint in 10.8 seconds. Top speed is 315 km/h or 195 mph. In order to stop in time, the car features the extra-light and fading-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
The new Porsche 911 Turbo S will be available as both a Coupe and Cabriolet in May 2010. The price tag for the Turbo S Coupe is €173,241 including 19 per cent value-added tax and local equipment in the market (the Euro base price is €145,400). The 911 Turbo S Cabrio carries a price tag of €184.546, again including 19 per cent VAT and local equipment/specifications (base price €154,900).