2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is Now Faster, More Powerful

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo will make its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and will be priced from $160,195 including destination when it arrives dealerships next year.

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the new Porsche 911 Turbo offers 20 horsepower more than before along with a sharper design and enhanced features. Powering the 911 Turbo is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with 540 hp while the Turbo S model gets a healthy 580 hp. Torque on the standard Turbo model will come in at 523 pound-feet and the Turbo S will have 553 lb-ft of twist.

The Turbo S coupe is capable of going 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds faster than its predecessor. The top track speed has also been bumped up 7 mph to 205. As for the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo, it will go 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and feature a top track speed of 198 mph.

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Now standard on all Porsche 911 Turbo models will be the Sport Chrono Package that includes the new GT sport steering wheel measuring 14.1 inches in diameter. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system has also been updated with a new PSM Sport Mode. According to the German automaker, PSM Sport Mode is activated when the PSM button on the center console is pressed with the new mode shifting the PSM’s intervention to a higher threshold than the previous model’s Sport Plus mode.

All models will be fitted with 20-inch wheels straight from the factory measuring 20×9 inch in the front and 20×11.5 inch in the rear. The Turbo S model will continue to set itself apart from the Turbo with black chrome exhaust tips.

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet will be priced from $172,495 while the Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $189,095. Opting for the convertible Turbo S will run $201,395.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Dec 01, 2015

    GT3 notwithstanding; all 911's are gonna be packing turbos, so 2018 911 C4S is looking like an interesting prospect right about now

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