Reviews 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive

15:39  08 february  2018
15:39  08 february  2018 Source:   caranddriver.com

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package First Test: More Is Better

  2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package First Test: More Is Better How much performance does the Performance Package actually add?For a 4,500-pound crossover, those are some seriously impressive numbers. And the experience behind the wheel is just as commendable as it looks on paper. "The Macan is the type of car you can get in and just drive for hours—it's equally at home at the track as it is on the highway, and, somewhat surprisingly, off-road," noted features editor Christian Seabaugh.

Surprisingly, the Porsche 911 Turbo S outnumbers the regular, non- S Turbo , at least in the States. Turbo buyers aren’t in the market to save money, so most walk in the dealership and simply request the best equipped, highest-marked 911 available

Tested Model: 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet ·. 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S coupe Shown. 0shares. Porsche will build only 500 copies of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive globally. Exclusive —it’ s right there in the name.

Porsche will build only 500 copies of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive globally. Exclusive—it’s right there in the name. Actually, the Exclusive part of the name refers to Porsche’s in-house customizing department: Exclusive Manufaktur, a label emblazoned on the fender badges. These are the folks made famous by their willingness to wrap anything and everything in leather. Want your tires to be wrapped in hides? They’ll probably do that.

Porsche Panamera: 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year Finalist

  Porsche Panamera: 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year Finalist The sports car limousine

The 911 Turbo S stands for power, forward thrust, and presence. Can we take this to a new level? We wouldn’t be Porsche if we didn’t – and if we didn’t dare to turn a 911 Turbo S into a 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

Porsche isn’t launching the limited edition 911 Turbo S for no other reason than to celebrate the renaming of Porsche Exclusive to Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Continue after the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

While they’re renowned for their skills in the bovine-skin arts, the Exclusive department also does engine work. The Turbo S Exclusive is a showcase of everything that the factory will do to a 911 Turbo S.

Research

2018 porsche 911
porsche 911

Pushing Power past 600 Ponies

An extra 27 horsepower over the standard Turbo S pushes the Exclusive to 607 ponies. If that makes it quicker, it’s difficult to tell from the driver’s seat. Acceleration is brutally quick, but a regular 911 Turbo S is already among the quickest cars we’ve tested and the power gain is less than 5 percent. Porsche’s own numbers put the Exclusive ahead of the regular Turbo S by only 0.3 second to 124 mph, and the claimed top speed is identical at 205 mph. The company says that zero to 60 mph comes up in 2.8 seconds using the standard Sport Chrono package’s launch control, matching Porsche’s claim for the standard Turbo S; we’ve recorded 2.6 for that model. These aren’t differences that make themselves evident in your daily commute.

1982 Porsche 928 Meets 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

  1982 Porsche 928 Meets 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo 1982 Porsche 928 Meets 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Back-to-back in V-8-powered boundary pushers from two different erasResearch Porsche's latest models on MSN Autos

Porsche is unleashing a limited-run 911 Turbo S into the world called the Exclusive Series Coupe. Yes, there will be more power, and yes, it will cost significantly more than the plebe Turbo S . Next Gallery: Cadillac is breathing new life into the aging XTS for 2018 ».

Only 500 will be made, so you'll need to be as fast as the car itself if you want one.

And we couldn’t feel much difference even while lapping the Exclusive at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California. Then again, this Pirelli P Zero–equipped car had little trouble keeping up with the new 4.0-liter 911 GT3 running on stickier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Like the Turbo S, the Exclusive is willing and eager on track. It’ll rotate if you provoke the rear end with the throttle, it has brakes that never give up, and the whooshing six behind the rear seats figuratively shortens straightaways even if the extra punch isn't obvious without a stopwatch.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive© Manufacturer 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive

Adding Lightness

Visual differences are more obvious. Stripes of exposed carbon fiber are a tipoff that the roof and the hood are indeed composed of carbon fiber. The characteristic weave is on display all over the car, from the spoiler to the mirrors. The theme continues inside with multicolor carbon-fiber instrument-panel trim.

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

  2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo <p>It has everything you can fit under that long name.</p>We therefore applaud Porsche both for carrying the concept of a station wagon to a fledgling segment—the luxury-performance class—and also for offering the resultant vehicle in the U.S. in the form of the Panamera Sport Turismo. Now it gets a new variant, the range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid, which we had the chance to sample in southern Spain near the Ascari racetrack.

Prices for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series including VAT and country-specific equipment will start from EUR 259,992 in Germany. (01-02- 2018 ) 2019 Lamborghini Urus. (31-01- 2018 ) 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback.

2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. "For those 500 Porsche -lovers out there that think 911 Turbo S isn't special enough and needs more power and exclusivity , Porsche will produce limited Exclusive Series Coupe, with extra 27 hp and distinguishable design.

Believe it or not, at its $258,550 price of entry, the Turbo S Exclusive isn’t fully loaded. There are still a few stand-alone options available to further personalize this already rare car, including an audio-system upgrade and leather covering for the fuse box.

It appears Porsche is making this ultimate and rare 911 to test the quarter-million-dollar waters; while undeniably cool, the Turbo S Exclusive will appeal to the Porsche faithful who especially prize rarity. The rest of us could be more than satisfied with the $191,750 Turbo S or even the 540-hp Turbo for $162,850.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive© Manufacturer 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive

Specifications

VEHICLE TYPE: rear-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe

BASE PRICE: $258,550

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 232 cu in, 3800 cc

Power: 607 hp @ 6750 rpm

Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:

Wheelbase: 96.5 in

Length: 177.4 in

Width: 74.0 in Height: 51.1 in

Passenger volume: 70 cu ft

Cargo volume: 4 cu ft

Curb weight (C/D est): 3550 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):

Zero to 60 mph: 2.6 sec

Zero to 100 mph: 6.1 sec

Standing ¼-mile: 10.6 sec

Top speed: 205 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY:

Combined/city/highway: 19/17/23 mpg

Market Watch: 1999-2005 Porsche 911 .
<p>Talk about tough acts to follow.</p>But that wasn't all that changed. Gone were the 993's wide, rounded flanks and traditional circular headlights, replaced with a minimalistic, slab-sided body that shared its fried-egg-shaped headlights with Porsche's new entry-level sports car, the mid-engine, drop-top Boxster. So are there any 996 models worth having? We asked Marlon Goldberg, owner and mechanic at Workshop 5001, a Los Angeles-based boutique Porsche restoration shop. Here's what he had to say.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!