In the rarefied hierarchy of the Porsche 911 Turbo, the new 2011 530 hp “S” variant is king of the hill. The justifications for such a statement came rushing forth while piloting this baby blue missile at a recent Porsche press event.
All the bells and whistles: The details
The 2011 Turbo S comes fitted with ceramic composite brakes, racy centre-lock 19-inch RS Spyder alloys, seven-speed twin-clutch PDK transmission with proper wheel-mounted paddle shifters, adaptive sport seats, twin-hue leather interior, active engine mounts, active suspension management, torque vectoring on the rear axles, adaptive bending headlights and a more open exhaust note. Which is about all you could ever need or want in this all-wheel-drive icon.
Your friendly supercar: The power
By the numbers, the Turbo S knocks 0.1 seconds off the 0-100 km/h dash (3.3 seconds), tops out at 315 km/h and, rather incredibly, accelerates from 80-120 km/h in two seconds. Above all, the Turbo S, like its brethren, is a comfortable and beautifully constructed ballistic supercar.
Porsche, at your service: The extras
Why not let Porsche do the work of checking the regular option boxes while also reaping the benefit of 30 extra horsepower and a few bits not available otherwise? Porsche will paint your Turbo S fuchsia pink and line the interior with emu skin if you want, but that’s your problem.