In the two months since it was first revealed, the Porsche 911 Turbo S has continued to make headlines. Car & Driver’s glowing initial review suggests changing the name of the car to the “Hold onto your Effing Hats,” so it is with great pride that Best of the Best has your chance to win Porsche Turbo S.
Porsche 911 Turbo S: Making headlines
The new Turbo S continues to garner praise from pundits and petrol heads alike. This latest version of the iconic 911 is generating plenty of buzz around one of its features in particular: 0-to-60 mph in a fleeting 2.9 seconds.
Historically, critics have said that Porsche’s designers are lax in updating the look of the 911, and while they may still claim that of the newest entrant into the line-up, the 2014 Turbo S makes it clear that its designers are determined to put the difference under the bonnet – or rather, in the boot, in this case. The new Turbo S’s rear-engine design also features a unique rear-wheel steering system that tames the engine at low speeds by rotating the back tires in opposing directions, while intelligently spinning them in the same direction when the engine is pushed, further proving that Stuttgart engineers always seem to up-the-ante when it comes to making the most of the enduring 911.
Specifications of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Compared with its stable mate, the simultaneously released Turbo, the Turbo S serves up around 40-hp more, topping out at around 560 horses. Both new Porsches ship with the automaker’s outstanding seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, which might deter some manual transmission purists, but Porsche more than makes up for it, as it’s one of the best-implemented dual-clutch transmissions to date.
The Turbo S’s transmission displaces 700 Nm of torque across an updated all-wheel-drive system. The result is a blisteringly fast ride that’s hot for speed, quite literally from the word “go.” Bear in mind that Porsche’s factory figures are usually conservative, meaning that the real-world performance of the Turbo S could, in all likelihood, shave a few tenths of a second off the car’s already mindboggling acceleration numbers.
Inside the Turbo S
Inside the cabin, the 2014 Turbo S carries over the longstanding Porsche penchant for minimalism, borrowing most of its in-cab design from the Carrera S line-up. The cabin features Porsche’s Adaptive Sport Seats Plus in the front positions, as well as a wide range of leather upholstery choices, and carbon fibre trim components. The interior has Bose surround sound as standard, with the option a high-end Burmester speaker system also available. A centre console-mounted display screen gives the driver access to satnav and infotainment features in the Turbo S.
Porsche Scores Another Win with the 2014 Turbo S
If you’ve long lusted for the Porsche 911 as we have, the 2014 Turbo S does not disappoint. The team behind the car once again brushes the critics aside, as the world’s newest 911 Turbo S is everything we’ve always loved about the four decades-old model, with a blistering speed boost. Porsche, in yet another desirable design, is judicious in keeping the best elements from its history in its new cars, while turning up the juice quite considerably.