Why is the new 911 Turbo S so powerful?

This is how the new 911 Turbo S achieves such a leap forward compared to the previous version.

Porsche has just lifted the veil on the Turbo and Turbo S versions of its 911 generation 992, which until now only existed in the Carrera and Carrera S variants (in two and four wheel drive). And compared to the previous version (type 991 phase 2), the change in the power announced is significant. While the old 911 Turbo S was content with 580 horsepower, the new one extracts 650 horsepower from its 3.8-liter supercharged flat-six. It is only 50 horsepower less than the 911 GT2 RS!

Thanks to an all-wheel drive and an ideal weight distribution for catapulting in a straight line, this new 911 Turbo S claims a 0 to 100 km/h time in just 2.6 seconds (similar to a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ).

A new engine base

According to Road & Track (American automotive enthusiast magazine) who were able to discuss with the persons in charge of the 911 Turbo S project, the car no longer uses the old 3.8-liter engine of the 911 Turbo S type 991 (and the GT2 RS). It prefers the mechanical base of the latest Carrera S, with a displacement increased to 3.8 liters. The people at Porsche explain that this new block allows to gain especially in torque at low revs, and that they wanted strong increase in performance compared to the old 911 Turbo S.

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