Porsche has created a new limited-edition 911 Turbo S which will take you from 0-124 mph in 9.6-seconds – that’s a tad faster than the regular model but probably not as long as it will take you to say “I’ve got a Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series!”
Such is the enduring popularity of the Porsche 911 that it is produced in far greater numbers than models from competing smaller manufacturers. However, the German make has countered that exclusivity by producing limited edition models under the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur banner. This upgraded version of the already potent 911 Turbo S model is an example of that programme.
The first thing you will notice before you even get in the car is the new metallic gold paint job – if that’s a bit too much for you, other exclusive colours are available. But don’t worry, your neighbours will still know you have something special as Porsche have thoughtfully left two central stripes unpainted on the bonnet and roof, revealing that those panels are made of carbon fibre. And yes, it’s the real thing. Other external give-aways are yet more carbon fibre in the shape of an intake scoop on the rear engine cover. The rear diffuser has been changed too. Twenty-inch black wheels with gold details set-off the Exclusive look. Once inside, you are reminded of where you are with gold stitching high-lighting the black Alcantara headlining and leather seats.
Performance improvements are more to do with fine tuning, given that the familiar 3.8-litre flat-six remains the motive power, and whilst Porsche’s official 0-62mph time of 2.9-secs remains the same, the extra 27bhp that it is endowed with (giving a total output of 599bhp) is more obvious further up the scale, as we have said in our opening paragraph. That power hike aside, technically the car remains the same as the standard 911 Turbo S.
Exclusivity comes in the numbers however, with Porsche planning to build just 500 examples of the limited edition. Each car has a numbered plaque on the dashboard. The asking price? £186,916. including VAT
|Number of cylinders||6|
|Power||446 kW (607 hp)|
|Max. torque at rpm||750 Nm at 2,250 – 4,000|
|Urban in l/100 km (mpg)||11.8 (23.9)|
|Extra-urban in l/100 km (mpg)||7.5 (37.7)|
|Combined in l/100 km (mpg)||9.1 (31.0)|
|CO2 emissions in g/km||212|
|Top speed||330 km/h (205 mph)|
|Acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph)||2.9 secs with Launch Control|
|Acceleration from 0 – 160 km/h (0 – 99 mph)||6.3 secs with Launch Control|
|Acceleration from 0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph)||9.6 secs with Launch Control|
|In-gear acceleration (80 – 120 km/h) (50 – 75 mph)||1.8 secs|
|Driveline layout||All-wheel drive|
|Automatic transmission||7 speed|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.31|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1,600 kg|
|Unladen weight (EC)||1,675 kg|
|Permissable gross weight||1,990 kg|
|Luggage compartment volume||115 l|
|Fuel tank||68 l|
For more information you can download the brochure HERE.