The new Porsche 911 Turbo will help bridge the gap between the top-spec Turbo S and the lower-specced Carrera S models.
In March 2020, Porsche had pulled the wraps off the new 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet models, which sit on top of the current 911 range. But to bridge the gap between the almighty Turbo S and the Carrera S models, Porsche has now launched the new 2021 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet, the slightly lower-specced and less powerful versions of the Turbo S.
The 2021 911 Turbo is powered by the same motor as the 911 Turbo S, however, in the 911 Turbo, the 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six motor pushes out 572bhp and 750Nm of torque, about 69bhp and 50Nm less than its range-topping elder sibling. But compared to the outgoing 911 Turbo, the new iteration offers nearly 40bhp and 40Nm more, resulting in a lesser 0 to 100km/h time of 2.8 seconds (0.2 seconds faster). Transmission duties are carried out by a Turbo-spec eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox, which sends power to all four wheels via the active Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
Like the 911 Turbo S, the 911 Turbo also gets mixed-size tyres – 255/35 tyres on 20-inch wheels at the front and 315/30 tyres on 21-inch wheels at the back. To aid handling, the front and rear track widths have also gone up by 42mm and 10mm, respectively. However, unlike the standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) of the 911 Turbo S, the 911 Turbo gets cast-iron brakes as standard. The PCCB is an optional extra.
The new 911 Turbo also gets revised aerodynamics, courtesy of a 45mm wider body at the front and 20mm more width at the rear. New 'adaptive' aerodynamic bits include electronically-controlled cooling air flaps at the front, a larger active front spoiler and a significantly larger variable rear spoiler.
To add more visual enhancements and performance equipment, Sports and Lightweight Design packages, along with sports chassis and a sports exhaust system, are available as optional extras on the new 911 Turbo.