Just a couple of weeks ago, we caught the 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo testing and now it seems that we may have caught the hi-power version of the Turbo as well, the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
All of the previous spy shots taken of the Turbo have shown two big single exhaust pipes, one on each side, but these new images reveal a quad pipe layout. The differing setups hint towards a higher-powered Turbo and, if it does turn out to be the Turbo S, could mean a boost of about 30-50 HP compared to the standard Turbo. This would mean that the Turbo S would be cranking out about 580-600 HP from its 3.8-liter flat-six engine, a good 50-70 HP boost over the current Turbo S. In terms of performance, this power boost means a 0-60 mph sprint time better than the current 3.1 seconds and a top speed peaking higher than 196 mph, quite possibly breaking the 200 mph mark.
Aside from the power boost, much of everything else will stay the same. The engine will be mated to an improved manual gearbox as standard, or an optional Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox. Porsche’s recent promotional video looks to have confirmed the rumors of seven gears for the PDK gearbox so expect too have these option for the Turbo S as well. Other features for the new Porsche 911 Turbo S will include brake regeneration and stop start systems which will help reduce fuel consumption by about 12%, quite possibly bringing it up to about 28 mpg.