The new Porsche 911 Turbo promises to accelerate as fast as a Bugatti Veyron – formerly the world’s fastest car – when it goes on sale in Australia later this year.
The Porsche 911 Turbo is claimed to be able to complete the 0-to-100kmh dash in 2.8 seconds – the same time recorded by a Bugatti Veyron in 2007 – and 0.1 second slower than the manufacturer claim of 2.7 seconds for the new-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S.
That one-tenth of a second gap now has a value placed on it: $77,400. That’s the price difference between the Porsche 911 Turbo ($396,500) and the Porsche 911 Turbo S ($473,900). The Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet is $417,500. All prices exclude on-road costs.
The Porsche 911 Turbo has only been confirmed as of today, and is due in local showrooms in the last three months of the year.
The $77,400 price difference also buys more power and torque. The Porsche 911 Turbo S has an output of 478kW/800Nm from its twin turbo 3.8-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine whereas the regular 911 Turbo has an output of 427kW/750Nm. This is more than twice the output of the original Porsche 911 Turbo released in 1975.
Both variants of the new-generation model send power to all four wheels via an eight-speed twin-clutch auto, are equipped with the same brakes as standard (408mm x 36mm front, 380mm x 30mm) and have the same footprint (255/35/20 fronts and 315/30/21 rears). Ceramic brakes with 10-piston front calipers are optional.
Porsche Australia says the 911 Turbo coupe and 911 Turbo cabriolet will be equipped with front seat heating, lane-change assist, comfort access, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree-view camera, power-folding side mirrors and digital radio. Bose audio is standard, while Burmester premium audio is optional.
Other options include radar cruise control (standard on a Toyota Corolla), LED matrix headlights, and night vision assistance technology.