• 10 Things That Make the Porsche 911 Turbo The Ultimate Sports Car

Here are 10 reasons why the 992-generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S are the pinnacles of internal combustion technology

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The 911 is one of the longest-running and most successful sports car nameplates in the world that has been redefining the rear-engined formula since 1964. Its origins can be traced back to the original VW Beetle. Over 58 years, the 911 has seen over seven generations, each perfecting the rear-engined formula, and now in its eighth generation, the 992-generation 911 is better than ever. So, let’s take a closer look at the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo range and talk about 10 reasons why the Porsche 911 Turbo is the ultimate sports car.

Flat-six Goodness

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Powering the 992-generation 911 Turbo is an updated 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with a very effective anti-lag system that is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission - or in Porsche’s speak, the PDK - tuned to deliver faster shifts than the 991.2 generation and the power is sent to all four wheels. As a result, the 911 Turbo produces 573 horsepower while the top-shelf Turbo S makes 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. This gives the new Turbo S an electronically limited top speed of 205 mph, which puts this latest 911 Turbo S in supercar territory.

Head-Altering Acceleration

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Armed with a brilliant AWD system combined with the near lag-free power delivery of the twin-turbo flat-six engine, an eight-speed PDK transmission that’s among the fastest transmission in automotive history, the 2022 911 Turbo is what Gen-Z would refer to as fast AF. For starters, people have recorded the base 911 Turbo doing 0-60 mph in around 2.5 to 2.7 seconds, which is hypercar territory, and the 911 Turbo S takes things up a notch with tests reporting a 0-60 mph time of just 2.2 seconds which is not only faster than most high-performance EVs, it is amongst the fastest 0-60 mph times ever recorded for a production car.

Telepathic Handling

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The 911 was already a benchmark in the handling department, and the new 2022 911 Turbo range takes things up a notch. The new 911 Turbo also comes with the brilliant rear-wheel steering as seen on the 991.2 generation, but it features a revised suspension. Furthermore, the Turbo S is equipped with the PASM (Porsche Active Stability Management), which is essentially active anti-roll bars all around to keep it flat and planted through high-speed corners. The active suspension system reads the road ahead using cameras and can adjust up to 200 times a second. It even features carbon-ceramic brakes as standard that allows you to brake aggressively and are a valuable addition if you plan to take your 911 Turbo S out on track days.

No Turbo Lag

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The original 911 Turbo from 1976 was a 261 horsepower time bomb with a long fuse. The fuse in this case refers to the catastrophic turbo lag that kicked in all at once, like a sledgehammer to the face, and in many cases, it would easily overwhelm novice drivers. The latest 3.7-liter twin-turbo engine is poles apart in nature, with the 992 Turbo S delivering its 640 horsepower in a linear, lag-free manner. This is courtesy of the pair of Variable Geometry Turbos (VGT) that can balance the boost and power to deliver a peak torque of 590 pound-feet from as low as 2,500 rpm. This is why the 2022 911 Turbo and Turbo S can almost perfectly mimic the linear nature of a high-revving naturally aspirated engine.

Cutting Edge Aero

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When it comes to cars with over 500 horsepower and top speeds of more than 200 mph, aero is perhaps the most important attribute that can make or break a car’s high-speed dynamics. The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S, however, comes equipped with the latest Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) package which is an intricate system of air flaps, a retracting front lip spoiler, and a rear wing that works in perfect harmony to generate as much as 375 pounds of downforce. The biggest factor is that it can tweak the aero as per needs from high downforce situations to low drag settings for a higher top speed, and the system can even channel air for improved brake cooling, thus making the 911 Turbo’s PAA system one of the most advanced in the industry.

Loaded With Go-Fast Tech

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The 911 range has been pushing the boundaries for nearly five decades and the Turbo S is the platform that’s used to showcase all of Porsche’s technological advancements. For 2022, the Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with a sophisticated AWD system that incorporates rear-wheel steering and Porsche’s Active Suspension management system (PASM). These systems, together, can adjust the suspension damping force up to 200 times a second for each wheel for the best possible ride across a wide range of road surfaces. In addition, Porsche’s Torque Vectoring Plus and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control also find their way into the 992 Turbo S, and combined with the Ceramic brakes, they make the new 911 Turbo S a track day phenomenon.

A-Grade Cabin

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Besides the mind-bending acceleration and telepathic handling, Porsche 911s are known for their practicality and precision engineering, and the best place to witness this is the new 911 Turbo’s cabin. The Turbo range comes with a reconfigurable digital gauge cluster as standard and the infotainment setup features a 10.9-inch touchscreen that’s straightforward and lag-free. The new 911 range also takes advantage of over-the-air updates which allows the sixth-gen Porsche Control Management (PCM) to update wirelessly. The well-designed cabin features plenty of storage space and the quality of every component, from the switch gear to the leather can only be described as immaculate.

Practicality in Spades

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Since we are on the subject of practicality, the 911 range reigns supreme when it comes to everyday usability. Not only can it deliver a quiet and comfortable ride within the city, but it also happens to be the perfect "under the radar" car which is not too wide so parking is effortless so is getting in and out thanks to well-positioned seats and conventional doors. The frunk offers 4.6 cubic feet of storage capacity which is enough for a weekend trip, and if you use the rear seats for storage, you can easily carry a month’s worth of luggage for two people.

Supercar Slayer without compromise

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The latest 992 generation of the 911 Turbo is a beast that’s carving its segment right now. Unlike the olden days, the new 911 Turbo range cannot be classified as a supercar primarily because of its performance. With a 0-60 mph time of 2.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph, the 911 can put most hypercars to shame on a drag strip with a quarter-mile time of just 9.9 seconds. But, it does fall short in a couple of key areas, namely impracticality and looks. The Turbo, apart from the badge and subtle exterior tweaks, is largely indistinguishable from the regular 911 Carrera and its smooth, uncluttered lines which makes this far more understated than say a Lamborghini Huracan or a McLaren 570.

Sensible Investment

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We all know that nothing loses value faster than thoroughbred Italian supercars but the German Porsche 911 is a different story altogether. According to Motor and Wheels, the Porsche 911 lose only 23.62-percent of its value in three years, and just to put this figure into perspective, luxury cars can lose over 50-percent of their value in three years. And, if you are planning to hold on to your 911 Turbo for the next 20 years, then you are practically guaranteed to make money on your vehicle, and a great example to prove this would be the 996-generation 911 Turbo which is fetching anywhere between $100,000 and $500,000 in the used car market.

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S - Specifications:

Engine 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six
Horsepower 640 horsepower
Torque 590 pound-feet
Drive AWD
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch auto
0-60 mph 2.2-seconds
Top Speed 205 mph
Base Price $204,850

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo - Specifications:

Engine 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six
Horsepower 573 horsepower
Torque 590 pound-feet
Drive AWD
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch auto
0-60 mph 2.6-seconds
Top Speed 205 mph
Base Price $174,300

FAQs:

What makes the Porsche so fast?

The 992 generation 911 Turbo S packs a 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine making 640 horsepower and sends power to all four wheels via an 8-speed PDK gearbox. This lends the 911 Turbo S a 0-60 mph time of just 2.2 seconds making it one of the quickest production cars in the world.

Why is the Porsche 911 Turbo so fast?

The 992 generation 911 Turbo S packs a 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine making 640 horsepower and sends power to all four wheels via an 8-speed PDK gearbox. This lends the 911 Turbo S a 0-60 mph time of just 2.2 seconds making it one of the quickest production cars in the world.

Is Porsche 911 faster than Lamborghini?

With a top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 2.2 seconds, the 992 generation 911 Turbo S is quicker than a Lamborghini Huracan.

Is the Porsche 911 Turbo a sports car?

On paper, the Porsche 911 is a range of sports cars, but the top-spec 2022 911 Turbo S with a $175,650 starting price is quicker than most supercars and costs just as much as an entry-level supercar.

Bhavik Sreenath
Bhavik Sreenath
A keen automotive enthusiast with a love for anything with engines. He loves discovering the world of cars and technology to explore new boundaries in the field of modern-day journalism.  Read full bio
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