2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is Here to Melt Faces
You knew it was coming. With the debut of the standard Porsche 911 and 911 Cabriolet, it was only a matter of time before we saw some of the serious bad-boy variants of the German rear-engine coupe, and now we have it; the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S. The coupes bring to the table some of the kit and look that we have come to love about the Turbo, as well as some new tricks. First things first: The 3.8-liter opposing six-cylinder engine now has a pair of turbochargers affixed to it, upping horsepower to an astonishing 520 in the Turbo model and 560 in the Turbo S. The turbochargers feature variable turbine technology, which can actually control the blades within the turbo, thus eliminating turbo-lag.
Unfortunately, this is not the purists' car that it once was. Rather than sending power through a manual transmission to the rear wheels, power is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission to all-wheel drive. The car rides on Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system, making for a controlled, composed driving experience. I mean, if you are into the tech over the bare-bones approach, this car is a marvel. The engine sits on dynamic engine mounts, and the car is brought to a stop by Carbon Ceramic Composite Brakes.
With pricing upwards of $180,000, it will be a while before we ever get to personally experience its ability to do 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds. Alas, at least something this epic exists in the world.
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