Porsche is planning to announce the release of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models during this month’s Detroit Motor Show. These models, offered in both coupe and convertible form, will feature a minor facelift, a more powerful engine, and new tech features. Its date of release, according to preliminary reports, should be expected in March next year.
Both models differ slightly in terms of performance and appointment. For instance, the 911 Turbo is expected to come with a 3.8L flat six engine rated at 540 horsepower and 523 lbs. ft. of torque. As a result, the coupe is capable of effortlessly reaching a top speed of 189 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a neck-snapping 2.9 seconds.
The 911 Turbo S, on the other hand, gets an improved version of the Turbo’s flat six model. The result is a power grunt of 580 horsepower and 553 pounds torque. Consequently, the Turbo S achieves an impressive top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 mph zoom in just 2.5 seconds.
Both engines, bolted to a dual-clutch transmission system, improve the throttle response by boosting the pressure even during load changes which is achieved through the race-derived dynamic boost function. This, in Layman’s language, means the driver will still be able to gain the same boost even after coming off from a corner or after briefly taking the foot off the accelerator.
Additionally, both the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models both feature the Sport Chrono package and the Sport Response button. The latter preconditions the transmission and engine for optimum responsiveness, while the former adds the go-fast features just like in the 918 Spyder that inspired the GT steering wheel.
The driver is also able to choose between the four available driving modes: Sport, Normal, Sport Plus, and Individual via the knob that is intricately placed on the steering wheel.
Interior wise, there are lots of evolutionary and discreet visual updates. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo comes with new alloy wheel designs, model-specific decklid, revised bumpers, and new-look headlights.
The cabin offers several new features including but not limited to a new infotainment system referred to as the PCM, short for Porsche Communication Manager. This system groups both entertainment, navigation and connectivity into one simple unit that can integrate to the internet to provide real-time notifications. The PCM comes built on the center console and controlled via the 7” touchscreen.
Date Of Release & Price Estimate – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
According to the official price estimates we have been able to get hold of, buyers should expect to pay a higher price once the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hit showrooms next April. The 911 Turbo S will go for sale for a base price of $188,100, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet commands $200,400, the 911 Turbo costs $159,200, and finally, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet rounds out the lineup at $171,500. The figures mentioned above though, don’t include the destination charge.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Turbo S Engine Specs
As already mentioned the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will come equipped with a 3.8L turbocharged engine rated at 540 horsepower – for the Turbo, and 580 horsepower for the Turbo S trim.
This power boost over the previous model is mostly attributed to the tweaked air intakes and fuel injectors. As already mentioned, the PDK dual-clutch will be the only transmission system provided.
Unfortunately, it is still too early to speculate about the EPA ratings at this time, but we hope both models will improved on the outgoing model’s respectable 17/24 mpg combined.
Interior Changes & Exterior S Review – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
Some of the standard features and electronics include bi-xenon headlights, 19” alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen interface, a four-way power adjustable front seats, a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, media player interface, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, torque vectoring rear differential, a power operated soft-top, upgraded displays, a fixed rear spoiler, active stabilizer bars, HD and satellite radio, and leather upholstery.
Interior wise, both cars come with copious amounts of leg-and headroom in its snug fore seats.
Additionally, you get a bit more customization for some extra bucks, these are in terms of varying degrees of lateral bolstering and adjustability. But even without the added features, you still get an enthusiastic driving and superb comfort even with the base engine.