This car is sometimes called the Baby Veyron. 2.9s to 100km/h and AWD speaks for itself.
I can’t believe that the ‘mainstream supercar’ is into the 2 second 0-100 acceleration range.
There is a limit to how fast we can make a car accelerate, i have to think we’re approaching it.
Great car, great review! Hope you didn’t get a sore back.
I’d say that the brakes weren’t up to full temperature, therefore the noise. Which given the roads the reviewer was on, shows how awesome they are. Imagine the pounding they need to get up to full temperature.
I love this car, but for me I would be happy with a
Carrera S manual.! More comfortable suspension and useable every day, a lot cheaper, MORE than fast enough imo, and a purer feel with a proper manual and non turbo boxer engine!
Is it just me or are “next year’s” models being released earlier and earlier each year???!!!
Extremely fast,no doubt!
The car doesn’t have that wow look factor.
Those wheels look awful and the lower driving lights look cheapish.Infact the side profile makes it look,dare I say,old/out of date?
Sorry for the slightly unrelated post but this is just an observation I made while drooling over the Turbo S review.
Has anyone noticed that porsche price their cars extremely differently across countries.
Eg. in US a base 911 Turbo costs 138,000 AUD, in Aust it costs 387,000 AUD, in NZ it costs 264,000 AUD and in Thailand it costs a whopping 730,000 AUD!!!
So do MB and pretty much all brands, the price of a HSV GTS in Australia can get you a C63 AMG in the states.
c63 for the price of a hsv?? Thats not fair
Especially now the with the dollar almost at parity the cost of a HSV GTS in Australia would almost get you an E63 AMG in the US. RRP for an auto GTS in Aus is just short of $85,000 where in the US you can get an E63 AMG for $86,700US. For the price of a GTS in Australia you can get a C63 AMG AND something like a Mazdaspeed3, VW Golf GTi, V6 Mustang or V6 Camaro etc with change over in the US… However on average they do get paid less than us and their economy of scale is MUCH larger which accounts for some of the difference!!!
Another slightly unrelated topic again but does anyone know how HSV managed to sidestep the anti dumping laws in US?
..yeah, i’ve noticed..a lot of it is due to different tax rates & various taxes/levies/duty (state & federal)& also the profit margin/sales volume equation..& of course currency exchange rates…
It has absolutely nothing to do with taxes. Import duties, GST, LCT, do not add up to 200%-400% price comparisons with US/UK (note UK drives on the same side of the road as us so again LHD/RHD arguments don’t count for much).
It has everything to do how much the manufacturers believe they can charge. Volume of sales is another consideration.
..oh really eightiesman?
do you honestly believe that?
theres over 100 grand of taxes hidden in the 911 turbo ‘on the road’ new price…look it up.
of course taxes arent the whole story..but surely porsche could charge a lot more in the USa considering they have many more wealthy clients in that market..nuff said.
how come i didnt see this, but the changing from a left driving configuration to a right hand driving configuration would be an additional cost also!
but seriously one would be foolish to buy a 911 turbo from thailand rather than importing it from say australia or nz
Qikturbo , this car doesn’t look old fashioned and to change the profile would be rediculous. It wouldn’t be a Porsche 911 without that distinctive shape. It would be like throwing out vintage wine because it’s “old”
What time around the Nürburgring?
I dont know if its just me but if you are buying a
performance/sports car dont you want to have the most amound of feel and mechanical interaction with the car as possible, why would you buy an auto or clutchless manual over a proper manual in this style of car??, I dont care if its quicker or more efficient or whatever it dilutes the overall feel of the car imo. Different story if its a family car but a sports car??
There is many Super cars but for me Porsche is No1. You can race with Porsche on the weekend and go shopping on Monday. Ferrari, Maserati..etc are very good cars but not as good in slow traffic.
As an American who loved a drive through the Highlands many, many years ago (Ford Fiesta) and the owner of a 1996 993 Turbo modified by Andial (3.8 twin plug/cylinder, 571 hp, 519 ft/lbs), 178,000 miles, I loved the road test and the pictures. I have a Turbo S on order, midnight blue, to replace my 993, and I had the opportunity to briefly drive one at the dealer. I thought that my old car was fast, but familiarity breeds entitlement and the establishment of a baseline that evolves into relative boredom. That disappeared in seconds at the wheel of the 2011 Turbo S. The build date of my car is November 22. If only I could manage a drive through the Highlands…. I will have to settle for a lion rampant on the fender, and I think I’ve decided to add the GT3-esque rear spoiler, if it doesn’t materially cut into rear vision. Thank you for the beautiful photos.