2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S get more power, updated styling and new features

Porsche has unveiled the updated 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S models ahead of their world debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Both models now pack 20 more horsepower than before, plus there are some styling updates and a list of new features.

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Porsche has unveiled the updated 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S models ahead of their world debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Both models now pack 20 more horsepower than before, plus there are some styling updates and a list of new features.
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For starters 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S are powered by a more powerful 3.8 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that generates 540-hp in the Turbo and 580-hp in the Turbo S. The increase in horsepower is achieved through modified intake ports in the cylinder heads, new fuel injectors, and higher fuel pressure. Even with the extra power, the updated 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S will be more fuel efficient thanks to revised gear change mappings.

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The 911 Turbo S Coupe reaches 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than its predecessor and its top track speed of 205 mph has increased by 7 mph. The 911 Turbo reaches 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and its top track speed is 198 miles per hour – 2 mph faster than the previous model.

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On the styling front, the updated 911 Turbo and Turbo S models get a redesigned front fascia with side air blades and narrow LED front lights. All models are also fitted with new 20-inch wheels. New door handles without recess covers give the car a sleeker look and the rear fascia has also been thoroughly reworked with restyled taillights and redesigned dual tailpipes and exhaust tips.

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The Sport Chrono Package is now standard on all 911 Turbo models. This includes the new GT sport steering wheel in 918 Spyder design, which is equipped with a mode switch. It consists of a rotary ring with stepped positions that can be used to select one of the four drivetrain modes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, or Individual. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system in the 911 Turbo models now features a new PSM Sport Mode. When the PSM button on the center console is pressed once, PSM Sport Mode is activated. This new mode shifts the PSM’s intervention to a higher threshold than was the case in Sport Plus mode on the previous model.

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Inside the updated infotainment system is accessed through a 7-inch touchscreen and an 821-watt Burmester system with 12 speakers and a 300 watt subwoofer can be ordered as an option. Pricing for the 911 Turbo starts at $159,200 and the 911 Turbo S starts at $188,100.

Source: Porsche