When it comes to customizing their Porschesports cars by adding body kits and powertrain upgrades, customers have several tuning shops to turn to. On the flipside, there’s Porsche’s very own Exclusive division, which offers a range of subdued transformations that mostly include bespoke colors, various body trims, exclusive wheels, smoked tailights, and slightly improved interiors. This has been business as usual for Porsche Exclusive for quite a few years, but Stuttgart’s bespoke department also developed various aerodynamic kits for the 911. For 2015, the brand introduced the Aerokit Turbo for the forced-fed versions of the 991-generation 911.

As the name suggests, the Aerokit focuses on improving aerodynamics and increasing downforce, but it also helps the 911to stand out in a crowd. Keep reading to find out what sets this package apart from other Porsche Exclusive offerings.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S Aerokit.

Exterior

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The Aerokit Turbo package consists of two key components: a front spoiler lip and a redesigned rear lid. Design-wise, the front spoiler lip is similar to those seen on competition 911s such as the GT3 Cup cars or the GT3 America. However, unlike these motorsport-spec GT3s, Porsche Exclusive’s splitter also comes with side fins for a more purposeful appearance. For the rear, the bespoke division prepared a more intricate update, consisting of a fixed trailing edge with side winglets and an automatically adjustable, retractable wing.

Customers can purchase the Aerokit in either the car’s body color or in high-gloss black.
Of course, Aerokit 911 Turbos can be further customized using other Porsche Exclusive-designed parts, including bespoke headlamps and taillights, wheels, and custom paint colors, as seen in the photo above.

Interior

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As you might have already guessed, the Aerokit Turbo leaves the interior unchanged. That’s not an issue though, as the 911 Turbo is packed with luxury and convenience features, including acres of leather and Alcantara, 18-way adjustable sports seats, aluminum inserts, state-of-the-art technology, a Bose or Burmester sound system, and a wide array of upholstery combinations.

Again, Porsche Exclusive will be more than happy to provide you with unique colors, contrast stitching, carbon-fiber, custom and illuminated door-sill guards, and many more goodies. All you need is a fat wallet.

Drivetrain

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Both the Turbo and the Turbo S keep their standard drivetrains with the Aerokit, but I have a hunch most Porsche owners won’t mind. That’s because the 911 Turbo packs a raging turbochaged, 3.8-liter, flat-six that generates 520 ponies in standard guise and 560 horsepower in "S" trim The former needs 3.2 seconds to sprint from naught to 60 mph (3.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack), while the latter hits the same benchmark in a mind-boggling 2.9 seconds. Top speed sits at 195 and 197 mph, respectively.

Now, Porsche says the Aerokit Turbo is more than just a visual enhancement, with the parts having been put through extensive wind tunnel and track testing at the company’s Development Centre in Weissach, Germany. As a result, the total downforce generated by the 911 Turbo at 186 mph was increased by 37.4 pounds to 57.3 pounds in the Speed setting, and by 39.6 pounds to 330.6 pounds in the Performance setting. The increased downforce at the front and rear angles increases stability at high speeds.

All told, the Aerokit won’t make the 911 Turbo quicker in a straight line, but it will make it a bit more stable that it already is.

Prices

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Although Porsche has yet to release U.S. pricing information, the Aerokit Turbo will be available on all 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models worldwide via Porsche Exclusive. In Germany, it can be ordered for €5,355 including VAT, which converts to $6,108 as of 02/12/2015, with the purchase of a new car. The package can also be retrofitted by Porsche Tequipment for €4,879 ($5,564), excluding paint and assembly. Should the add-ons arrive with the same sticker in the U.S., the 911 Turbo with Aerokit will retail from $157,208, while the upgraded Turbo S will fetch from $188,808. Aftermarket retrofitting will not void factory warranty.

Competition

Audi R8 Competition

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With a brand-new, second-generation R8 just around the corner, Audi rolled out the Competition model for the 2015 model year. Similar to the German-spec LMX but with race-like aerodynamics, the Competition is the closest road car to the R8 LMS ultra racer, featuring enhanced aerodynamics and a more powerful engine. The R8 Competition makes use of a carbon-fiber splitter and race-inspired canards on each side of the bumper, a fixed rear spoiler, and a new diffuser, also made from carbon fiber.

Lighter than the regular model due to extensive use of lightweight materials, the R8 Competition is also more powerful that its standard siblings. The 5.2-liter V-10 has been updated to deliver 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque — a 45-pony and 8-pound-feet improvement over the base R8 V10. The added oomph and the revised bodywork enables it to charge from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making it 0.2 second quicker than the R8 LMX and 0.6 second quicker than the standard R8 V-10. On the other hand, the R8 Competition is 0.3 second slower than the 911 Turbo S despite boasting an extra 10 ponies.

What’s more, the R8 Competition is significantly more expensive than the 911 Turbo S, at $202,850.

Mercedes-AMG GT

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The Mercedes-AMG GT might be a bit too slow and underpowered for the 911 Turbo, even in its range-topping S trim, but the V-8-powered sports car is a good alternative to the Aerokit when equipped with AMG’s aerodynamic-enhancing options. Specifically, customers can choose to have their AMG GTs fitted with plenty of carbon-fiber bits, including a revised front splitter and a prominent fixed rear wing for improved downforce. These come standard with the Edition 1 model and as separate options for the rest of the lineup.

Motivating the AMG GT is a new, bi-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8. Available in two different setups, the mill cranks out 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the S model. Granted, that’s significantly less than the base 911 Turbo and makes the Merc a half-second slower from naught to 60 mph at 3.7 seconds. Top speed sits at 193 mph, compared to the Turbo’s 195 mph and the Turbo S’ 197 mph. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is more affordable, at $129,900 before options.

Conclusion

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The Aerokit Turbo isn’t Porsche Exclusive’s first such package for the Porsche 911, but it’s the brand’s most comprehensive kit yet. Although it doesn’t make the 911 Turbo quicker, it does provide better stability at high speeds. Pricing-wise, the upgrade isn’t exactly inexpensive, but, With the 911 Turbo priced from $151,100, it’s a relative thing.

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Press Release

Porsche Exclusive is now offering an Aerokit for the Porsche 911 Turbo models. This performance package includes a new, distinctive front spoiler panel and a completely redesigned rear lid that has a fixed trailing edge with side winglets and a retractable rear wing with an adjustable angle of attack. The expressive front lip with side fins and the striking rear section add even more character and sportiness to the car’s typical 911 Turbo silhouette.

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Along with an attractive look, aerodynamic functionality was also a top priority during development. The Aerokit Turbo underwent extensive wind tunnel testing and test drives on the circuit racetrack at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. The key goal in its development was to improve driving dynamics by further increasing downforce, while preserving the same cd value as in the production version. This ensured perfect integration of the flow-optimised Aerokit into the harmoniously balanced overall concept of the high-performance 911. For example, the aerodynamic components of the "Aerokit Turbo" generate even more downforce at the front and rear axles, which increases driving stability, particularly at high speeds. For instance, the total downforce generated by the 911 Turbo adaptive aerodynamics at 300 km/h was increased by 17 kg to 26 kg in the Speed setting, and by 18 kg to 150 kg in the Performance setting.

Customers can order one of two versions of the "Aerokit Turbo" – in the car’s body colour or in high-gloss black. In addition to the Aerokit add-ons, the standard side skirts and rear apron are also painted. In the black version, the air intake fins on the rear lid are also designed in black to match the retractable rear wing.

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The Aerokit will be available ex-works on all 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models worldwide via Porsche Exclusive, or it can be retrofitted by Porsche Tequipment. In Germany, the "Aerokit Turbo" can now be ordered from Porsche Exclusive with the purchase of a new car. It costs 5,355 euros including VAT. Aerokit retrofitting will also be offered by Porsche Tequipment. This will cost 4,879 euros (excluding paint finish and assembly). All provisions of the vehicle warranty remain in force in the case of aftermarket retrofitting.

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