Porsche’s road-worthy ballistic missiles, the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, are set to hit Australian shores in May next year, following their official unveiling at the Detroit Motor Show in January.
Thanks to some clever engineering, another 15kW has been squeezed from the 3.8-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder, bringing power up to 397kW for the Turbo, and 427kW for the Turbo S.
The specs are impressive, with the Turbo sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 3.0 seconds, and onto a top speed of 320km/h. The Turbo S shaves off 0.1 second, down to 2.9, with a top speed of 330km/h.
Despite the power increases, fuel consumption is rated at 9.1L/100km from the Coupe, and 9.3L/100km from the Cabriolet, down 0.6L/100km from the previous versions.
Porsche has been generous enough to equip all Turbo models with the previously-optional Sport Chrono package, which now comes with a mode switch and sport response button. A 918-inspired steering wheel hosts a new dynamic driving mode switch, with Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual settings.
The sport response button preconditions the engine and transmission for absolute optimal acceleration, available for 20-second periods.
As well as this, the Turbo and Turbo S models come with the usual host of Porsche acronyms as standard, with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) and Porsche Communication Management (PSM) as standard. See below for the full price list (excludes on-road costs):
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo – $384,900
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet – $406,400
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S – $456,500
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – $478,000