Can the newest 2021 Porsche live up to 911 Turbo standards?
The new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is not one to disappoint. 911 Turbos are very well known for their dominance on the road. Effortless launch control, easily exploited grip and unsurpassed handling capabilities are commonplace for sports car fanatics. But it has been quite some time since one like this has been released. Testers of the new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo have related their experience with this car to the feeling of driving a Bugatti Veyron over a decade ago. The Porsche however, has a few key qualities that set this sports car apart from many competitors.
The new Turbo S has outdone its predecessors with an improvement of 60 horses under the hood, clocking in at 640 horsepower and a whopping 590 lb-ft of torque. Surpassing previous models by 37 lb-ft is no easy feat. All of this raging power in the hands of the driver is made possible by a revised version of Porche’s flat-six twin-turbo with a 3.0-liter engine. A slightly shorter stroke pulls the bore dimension to 3.7 liters as opposed to the 3.8 of previous generation turbos, but 22.5 psi helps to make up for the missing .1 liter. Hiding 12% larger intercoolers that are fed coolant at a higher efficiency, the Porsche 911 Turbo S does a much better job at keeping itself cool by utilizing the pressurized air that is created from the two new symmetrical turbos. Manufacturers found that the secret to a quicker and more equal response from twin turbos was to create them in a mirror image of each other. Fueled by a cast exhaust manifold, the engine of this supercharged turbo eliminates experiencing any lag almost entirely.
Similar to the most recent 911 Turbo, manual-transmission is not part of the deal. Although this is upsetting for car lovers everywhere, the acceleration capability of this air-cooled slice of heaven would make grabbing the shifter relatively difficult. Luckily, all Turbo S models are equipped with an impressive eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that stays true to the roots of the model while helping you keep your hands on the wheel. Paying attention to the road and maintaining complete control of the vehicle is especially important when the performance quality of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo can have you hitting 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds flat or 100 miles per hour in just over 6 seconds.