Porsche is well known for being on the conservative side of things when it comes to the design of their cars and the latest 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo makes no exception. While it has been refreshed, the actual design is very similar to the 2015 model and only mildly reminiscent of the newest Carrera. The chassis is the same as before and the engines are similar as well but it comes with slightly more power, slight changes to its exterior design and a better equipped interior. On top of all that, instead of going down, the price went up by quite a bit margin, especially for the S model which is now almost as expensive as the GT3 RS.
Price and Release Date
The two new models will be ready for sale in the early 2016 and the price for the usual Turbo will start at roughly $159,000 while the Turbo S will go from $188,000 which is quite a bit more considering it doesn’t come with much extras over the base Turbo.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Interior
The interior of the two cars has been slightly revamped and while the design is very similar, the equipment level is a bit better with a nicer infotainment system which now supports Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. The steering wheel is all new for the 911 series as well and for the Turbo it comes straight from the 918 hyper-car, complete with the toggle for the different modes of the car.
If you will look from the side at the new 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo then there is absolutely no difference between it and the older model. However, the front fascia has been slightly updated with new headlights and even a new bumper, even though it doesn’t really look like it. The back received a bit more care with the all new tail-lights which light up like an aura.
Under its rear lid there is the same 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 as before but both models received a small bump in power and in fuel consumption. The Turbo now makes 540 horsepower while the S model will further increase that to 580 horsepower. This is thanks to a pair of new turbochargers and a re-tuned engine management system. The interesting part is that now the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo will now get to 60 MPH in 3 seconds flat while having a top speed of 198 MPH. The S model will be even better and even though it only has a 40 horsepower lead, it will get to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds and its maximum top speed is a bit higher at 205 MPH thanks to slight changes in its aerodynamic package.