2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé


2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

The engineers at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, have developed a new top-of-the-range sports car for the customer who will only settle for the very best in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics: the 911 Turbo S. The heart of this most exclusive high-performance athlete is of course a six-cylinder boxer boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, with an increase in power over the 911 Turbo by 30 to 530 bhp (390 kW). Maximum torque is a most impressive 700 Newton-metres (516 lb-ft). At the same time this new top model comes as standard with all high-tech components available only as options on the “regular” 911 Turbo.

Despite its significant increase in power and dynamic performance, the new 911 Turbo S, at 11.4 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 24.8 mpg imp), does not consume any more fuel than the Porsche 911 Turbo, making it by far the most efficient sports car in its performance class.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

The 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) (Porsche’s Double-Clutch Gearbox) conveying drive power to Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. Driving safety optimised to an even higher standard is ensured by Dynamic Engine Mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical differential lock on the rear axle. In conjunction with Launch Control on the Sport Chrono Package Turbo likewise featured as standard, 911 Turbo S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reaches 200 km/h in 10.8 seconds

Top speed is 315 km/h or 195 mph. Extra-light and fading-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) provide the same outstanding performance in terms of stopping power and controlled application of the brakes.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

The supreme level of standard equipment including Dynamic Bending Lights, 19-inch wheels in RS Spyder design with central locking, a three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, a CD/DVD changer and exclusive twin-tone leather upholstery in Black/Crema or Black/Titanium Blue additionally underlines the outstanding class and calibre of this first Turbo S in five years.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S will be at the dealership as both a Coupé and Cabriolet as of May 2010. The German market price of the Turbo S Coupé is Euro 173,241 including 19 per cent value-added tax and local equipment in the market (the Euro base price is Euro 145,400). The Cabriolet retails in the German market at Euro 184.546, again including 19 per cent VAT and local equipment/specifications (base price Euro 154,900).

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atStuttgart, Germany
price £/td>£125,000
engineAluminum M96/70S Flat-6
positionRear Longitudinal
aspirationBorg Warner Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Twin Turbochargers
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedBosch Motronic DME 7.8 Fuel injection
displacement3800 cc / 231.89 in³
bore102 mm / 4.0 in
stroke77.5 mm / 3.1 in
power372.9 kw / 530 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output139.47 bhp per litre
bhp/weight337.58 bhp per tonne
torque620 nm / 457.3 ft lbs @ 1950 rpm
redline7000
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Doors
driven wheels4WD w/PSM, PTM
front tires235/35 ZR 19
rear tires305/30 ZR 19
front brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Monobloc Calipers, ABS
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Brembo 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Lower Control Arms, Coil Springs, Inboard Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionMulti-link w/Coil Springs, Inboard Dampers
curb weight1570 kg / 3462 lbs
transmission6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed PDK Automatic
tran clutch220/163mm Double Clutch
gear ratios3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.58:1, 1.18:1, 0.94:1, 0.79:1, 0.62:1
final drive3.44:1