New (Favourite) Porsche Turbo


OK: so it goes without saying that the Porsche Turbo is probably the most iconic performance car brand in Automotive history. So, when the company releases a new edition of the Turbo, it’s going to cause waves.

The 2010 Turbo S, which will be unveiled in at the forthcoming Geneva show, will boast power figures of 530 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. And along with these new power figures it looks as if performance has gone through the roof.

The company reckons that the 911 Turbo S accelerates from a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds and reaches 124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.8 seconds. Top speed is 196 mph (315 km/h). Lightweight and fade-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes will) provide the same sublime anchoring, too.

The usual elements are there of course : the rear-mounted six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine boosted by two turbochargers with something called ‘variable turbine geometry’. And despite its significant increase in power and performance, Porsche reckon it will return 24.8 mpg Combined (11.4 l/ 100 km) –exactly the same, that is, as the existing straight ahead Turbo. Serious tech has been bought to bear to squeeze 30 more horses for identical fuel consumption.

The first Turbo S in five years comes with new standard equipment, including Dynamic Cornering Lights, 19-inch RS Spyder-style wheels, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, a CD/DVD changer and two-tone leather.

We think this beauty approaches the utilitarian loveliness of the 993 Turbo (Below), favourite turbo to date.

What’s your favourite Turbo?