Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 Turbo S First Live Photos

Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 Turbo S First Live Photos

We knew it was only time before Porsche decided to introduce an “S” version of its incredible 911 Turbo and here it is. Debuting at the Geneva Auto Show, the higher-powered Turbo was joined on stage by a long list of new Porsches including the 2011 Cayenne, GT3 R Hybrid race car and 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid Concept.

In keeping with tradition, the S debuts with more power, pushing the twin-turbo flat-six to 530-hp – the very same amount produced by the GT2. Torque has also been upped to 516 ft-lbs enabling an alarmingly fast 0-62 mph time of just 3.3 seconds. Top speed is rated at an impressive 196-mph. Power is transmitted to the ground with all four wheels via Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters.

Other highlights include launch control, the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) and 19-inch center-locking RS Spyder style wheels. As expected, both a coupe and cabriolet model will be offered

Pricing for the car in North American has not yet been set, but in Europe it is set at €145,400 for the coupe and €154,900 for the cabriolet, plus tax, with U.S. pricing expected shortly.

GALLERY: 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S