The hallmark of an exceptional phenomenon: no sooner do you catch a glimpse of it then it’s gone aga...
The hallmark of an exceptional phenomenon: no sooner do you catch a glimpse of it then it’s gone again. That could be down to the ‘S’ on the rear. At Porsche, this mark has forever been the signature of supreme performance beyond all conventions.
The 3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo and horizontally opposed engine of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series produces 446 kW (607 hp) – 19 kW (27 hp) more than the 911 Turbo S. This power upgrade comes thanks to the Exclusive Powerkit, reserved exclusively for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. With a constantly elevated boost pressure, the engine consistently delivers the maximum torque of 750 Nm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is over and done in 2.9 seconds. 200 km/h is reached in 9.6 seconds. Top speed: over 330 km/h.
These figures are made possible by the horizontally opposed engine so typical of the 911. Benefiting from a lightweight construction, it offers impeccable balancing of masses combined with low-vibration running. Its position deep down in the rear contributes to the car’s low centre of gravity. Dry-sump lubrication is an integral feature. We’ve used forged connecting rods and forged aluminium pistons, which operate in cylinders made from an aluminium–silicon alloy. Two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) help to ensure a dynamic response, high torque and extraordinary performance values.
Simply put: a gentle press of the accelerator pedal is enough to set not only the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series racing – but your heart rate, too.
Greater power requires greater control. In keeping with this principle, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is equipped with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which helps to provide active roll stabilisation and more neutral handling.
Also on-board: Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and, of course, systems designed to enhance dynamic performance.
These include rear-axle steering, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) including electronically regulated rear differential lock.
Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) adapts the front spoiler and rear wing automatically based on the current driving style and helps to maintain optimum performance in terms of downforce and drag. With the front spoiler and rear wing fully deployed in their performance position, the front spoiler lip reveals its ‘turbo S’ logo.
Derived directly from motorsport: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) and the central locking device of the 20-inch wheels.
Adrenaline boost at the push of a button. Goose bumps included. Thanks to the Sport Chrono Package, integrated as standard, you can opt for an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. And launch yourself to unprecedented sporty heights.
With the mode switch on the steering wheel, derived from the 918 Spyder, you can choose from four settings: Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Individual mode, which enables you to adapt the vehicle to your personal style of driving.
On activation of SPORT PLUS mode, for example, the engine offers a significantly more direct response and PDK becomes tuned for extremely short shift times as well as optimum shift points for maximum acceleration and noticeably active gear changes. PASM, rear-axle steering and PDCC provide even sportier damping and more direct turn-in at corners. In addition, the front spoiler and rear wing are moved to their performance position by Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). Launch Control enables the best possible standing start: a racing start.
Want to step up another level? The button in the centre of the mode switch activates the SPORT Response function – and the engine and transmission are primed for the fastest possible unleashing of power. In other words, maximum responsiveness for a period of approximately 20 seconds. Useful when overtaking, for example.
What’s left? For the driver, the wish that the drive will never end. For everyone else, a fleeting glimpse of the rear of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.