The Porsche 911 Turbo – the slightly less powerful and more ‘affordable’ version of the 911 Turbo S – has been released ahead of its Australian debut at the end of this year.
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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 S has already been confirmed for Australia and is due in showrooms some time in the next three months. You can read about its price and specs here and our European review here.

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.