The pair of 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S sports cars are officially out to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo lineup. The pair of chargers gained a lot of power in the rear end to increase performance in every aspect, and performance this time is not by sheer brute force alone.
Power for the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S is provided by a rear-mounted 3.8-liter flat six engine, which has variable-turbine-geometry turbos to help spool up quickly. Power is shifted to the rear wheels with the help of Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, which also featuring auto stop/start system to provide greater fuel-efficient.
On the standard Turbo, it comes with 520 horsepower, a 0-60 miles per hour sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. While the S model comes with 560 horsepower to help propel the sports car from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
While greater power is always a good thing, you need to manage it correctly as well. The new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S use a new all-wheel-drive system that has rear-wheel steering. Traction control is managed by Porsche’s Traction Management AWD, which is electronically controlled and activated by multi-plate coupling.
As every iteration of the Porsche 911, it seems to get a little bit bigger, and the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S aren’t exception. The new Turbo model is about 1.1 inches wider than the Carrera 4 model. It sits a low center of gravity and rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels. Aerodynamic parts also come with an active, three-stage front spoiler and a three-way rear wing.
Power and techies mean a higher price tag for the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S. The Turbo model will start at $149,250, while the Turbo S goes for $182,050.