Here's The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet - Wait, Aren't They All Turbos Now?

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Proving that all turbo Porsches aren’t created equal, Porsche announced Tuesday its eye-wateringly expensive 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hardtop and droptop versions that make up to 580 horsepower and dropkick the car from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

In the trunk is Porsche’s 3.8-liter flat-six married to twin turbochargers that spin up 540 horsepower in the Turbo and 580 hp in the Turbo S (20 more than the outgoing models). The Turbo produces 523 pound-feet of twist (553 pound-feet on overboost in the Turbo S) on the way up to its 7,000 rpm redline (7,200 in the Turbo S). Porsche didn’t directly specify its gearbox, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the new 911 Turbo will only come with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic because of course it will.

Both cars for the first time feature a quasi-antilag turbo system that reduces delay from the turbos by interrupting the fuel injection during changes in throttle position, according to the automaker.

The cars adopt the new 911’s face and side air blades on the outside, 20-inch wheels on the corners and the Turbo and Turbo S now feature all the Sport Chrono goodies standard on the inside — steering wheel from the 918, launch control and stopwatch. (Presumably, no one was ordering the Turbo without performance package, I guess.)

When it goes on sale in April, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo will start at $160,195 before you start picking out paint colors that aren’t white, black or gray. That’s $8,100 dearer than this year’s model and the news isn’t much better for the Turbo S model either: a 2017 Turbo S Cabriolet starts at $201,395 — $5,200 more than the 2016 model.

If you’re interested, the 911 Turbo and Turbo S will take their first North American bows at this year’s Detroit auto show, which TTAC will cover from our bureau desk in Windsor, Ontario, which may or may not be a craps table at Caesars.

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  • Noble713 Noble713 on Dec 02, 2015

    $160-$200k+, twin-turbo, coupe? With those specs I'd rather buy a McLaren 570S. I respect Porsche's engineering but I've never....*LIKED* them. Kinda important when buying something as emotionally-driven as a luxury sports car.

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Dec 02, 2015

    What makes the S have more power? If theres one thing I never cared for with VW, its how they always hide an extra 10hp or so for the upcoming fancier model.

  • SPPPP Too much individual choice in that program, maybe?
  • Eric I would like one of each, please. But make that a '641/2 Mustang and a 1970 240Z
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Funny comparison:
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Some insight.
  • Amwhalbi I know this is apples and oranges, but I'd rather have an Elantra N, a Jetta GLI or a Civic Si than either the Mustang or the Z.