You can learn a lot when you ride in a car that isn’t on the market yet!

The 992-generation Porsche 911 is already on sale globally, but only in non-Turbo trim. The range-topping Turbo and Turbo S have yet to be launched, and it seems we have to wait until 2020 to have access to them. However, the folks over at Car and Driver managed to ride in a Turbo S and found out important bits of info on the rear-engined sports car. For starters, we know it will generate 641 horsepower, but will it be quicker than the old model? Let’s find out.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is impressively Powerful

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean? Exterior Spyshots
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The outgoing 911 Turbo S is already a very powerful machine at 580 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, but the new 992-gen model benefits from a notable upgrade in that department. Specifically, Car and Driver claims that

the revised twin-turbo, 3.8-liter flat-six will crank out a whopping 641 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of twist.

That’s an extra 61 horses and 37 pound-feet over its predecessor. These figures are not yet official so take them with a grain of salt for now, but the big increase is very likely given the jump Porsche made with each generation of the 911 Turbo.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Offers Supercar Levels of Performance

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean? Exterior Spyshots
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The new 911 Turbo S will be notably more powerful, but will the extra oomph make a difference in performance? This is an important question because it seems that the upcoming Turbo S will be some 100 pounds heavier. Well, the aforementioned source says that

Porsche claims a sprint from 0 to 60 mph of 2.5 seconds.

That’s a tenth-second quicker than Car and Driver’s benchmark in the outgoing model and three tenths quicker than the official rating of the 991.2 Turbo S. More importantly, a 2.5-second benchmark puts the new Turbo S into supercar territory and on par with vehicles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Bugatti. This is also an impressive gain given the extra weight.

The Turbo S will have a top speed of 205 mph, identical to the old model. Although this benchmark remains unchanged, it’s a solid number for a sports car in this category, as most supercars barely get beyond the 210-mph mark.

What Else Do We Know About the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S?

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean? Exterior Spyshots
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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S will feature a permanent all-wheel-drive system, just like its predecessor. It will also be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission, with no choice for a manual. The coupe will ride on 20-inch wheels in the front and slightly bigger, 21-inch rollers in the rear, while stopping power ill come from new, high-performance brakes. Look for 16.5-inch rotors in the front and 15.4-inch rotors in the rear.

How Much Does the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cost?

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean? Exterior Spyshots
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New-generation models are usually notably more expensive than their predecessors. The 911 Carrera, for instance, carries a $6,300 premium over the old model. The 911 Turbo S will probably arrive with a similar or bigger increase. Since the old Turbo S starts from $190,700, the new-generation model could fetch around $198,000 before options.

Source: Car & Driver

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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