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  • Wayne Kerr

    This car is sometimes called the Baby Veyron. 2.9s to 100km/h and AWD speaks for itself.

  • TomJ

    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.

  • zahmad

    Great car, great review! Hope you didn’t get a sore back.

  • Save It for the track

    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.

  • http://caradvice OSU811

    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!

  • Devil’s Advocate

    Very nice.

    Is it just me or are “next year’s” models being released earlier and earlier each year???!!! :-)

  • Qikturbo

    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Those wheels look awful and the lower driving lights look cheapish.Infact the side profile makes it look,dare I say,old/out of date?

  • MW

    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!!!

    • Wayne Kerr

      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.

      • Random

        c63 for the price of a hsv?? Thats not fair

      • Devil’s Advocate

        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!!!

        • Ray

          Another slightly unrelated topic again but does anyone know how HSV managed to sidestep the anti dumping laws in US?

    • smacko

      ..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…

      • eightiesman

        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.

        • angelo

          ..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.

      • MW

        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

  • Karl Krankschaft

    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”

  • LukasUtopia

    What time around the Nürburgring?

  • http://caradvice OSU811

    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??

  • ABMPSV

    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.

  • http://tinkll1.livejournal.com/ Laurence Lewin

    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.

Porsche 911 Specs

CARRERA : 3.6L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 6 SP MANUAL - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 2D COUPE
Car Details
Make
PORSCHE
Model
911
Variant
CARRERA
Series
997 MY10
Year
2010
Body Type
2D COUPE
Seats
4
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
3.6L
Cylinders
INLINE 6
Max. Torque
390Nm @  4000rpm
Max. Power
254kW @  6500rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
168.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
97x81.5mm
Compression Ratio
12.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
64
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
10.1L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1510
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1310mm
Length
4427mm
Width
1808mm
Ground Clearance
106mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.9
Front Rim Size
8x18
Rear Rim Size
10x18
Front Tyres
235/40 R18
Rear Tyres
265/40 R18
Wheel Base
2350
Front Track
1486
Rear Track
1534
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Control
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Satellite Navigation, Trip Computer
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio Compact Disc Player, Sound System with 13 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Control & Handling
Adaptive Damping Control, 19 Inch Alloy Wheels, Performance Brake Package
Driver
Voice Recognition System
Entertainment
Television
Exterior
Body Kit, Metallic Paint, Metallic Paint Special
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  30,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-G-21
Country of Origin
GERMANY