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Porsche 911 Turbo S in the driving report: Turbo fast, turbo adaptable

Hans-Dieter Seufert
Porsche 911 Turbo S in the driving report
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S eleven the can holder adapt, the 18-way adjustable sports seats anyway. Yes, both can be ordered for every 911, but with the new Porsche 911 Turbo S they are the prelude to a series of adaptive gimmicks that have never been seen in this abundance. Completely unadaptive on the other hand: the ignition lock, it is still sitting immobile to the left of the steering wheel. In the rear of the Porsche 911 Turbo S there is a cautious hum, the prevailing low frequencies announce a powerful engine.

All-wheel steering makes the Porsche 911 Turbo S incredibly agile

While the Porsche 911 Turbo S circles through town, its handiness is already noticeable. With a length of 4.51 meters, it doesn’t get out of hand, of course, but the Coupé reacts noticeably spontaneously to steering commands - because the rear wheels also steer, or rather, against it. At least up to 50 km /h at 2.8 degrees. This results in a turning circle of 10.6 meters - if anyone is still looking for a convincing argument to buy.

Out of town, the PDK selector lever of the Porsche 911 Turbo S pushed into the manual alley, open fire . The humming in the stern swells. The yellow dot on the torque display ditscht to the upper edge of the scale, the boost pressure briefly increases from 1.2 to 1.35 bar, and at 2,200 rpm, 750 Newton meters fall over the drive train.

Lifted driving dynamics, lifted price

Now the all-wheel drive is doing heavy work, it has to help get the Porsche 911 Turbo S from zero in 3.1 seconds to accelerate to 100 km /h (factory specification). Anyone who does not believe this after the first trip has a highly unadaptive imagination. Tempo 120, the two outer segments of the front spoiler extend, the rear wing extends 25 millimeters upwards. Before the display in the on-board computer declares this process to be over, the Porsche 911 Turbo S approaches the 200 km /h mark and continues to accelerate, apparently inexorably. Only at 7200 rpm does the 3.8-liter engine demand the next gear.

The rear axle now steers in the same direction (1.5 degrees), thus building up cornering forces more quickly, which is expressed in unshakable stability - this also applies in boldly tackled corners. There the steering of the Porsche 911 Turbo S works with Porsche-like feedback and even more directness, since it is ten percent compared to the Carreracould be translated more directly. Roll? The roll compensation works against this. Also adaptive: the dampers, of course. Still missing something adaptive? Oh, maybe the customer's wallet. It should be possible to expand it to at least 195,256 euros for the Porsche 911 Turbo S.


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