News about the new 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models have been making lots of noise lately. And judging by what the two models offer, we now get why the internet, popular car blogs, and auto magazines are abuzz. Some of the highlights that define the newest Porsche Turbo include more torque and power, and is still the undisputed king of the 911s. The Porsche 911 Turbo USA release date is slated for this month as a 2017 year model.
“The Turbo remains the spearhead of technology,” said August Achleitner, vice president – Porsche 911 line. Indeed, in over the four decades the model has been around in the segment, it has continued to be impressionistic and emotive than technical. There might be other cars in the entire automotive market, but there’s no other model that does more justice to the name “turbo” than the model itself.
Performance aside, changes are also abound on the Porsche 911 Turbo 2017. Some of the changes include a revised fuel injection system, an updated infotainment system, and increased interior space. Exterior redesign changes for the Turbo include larger front bumpers, bigger air vents, and a redesigned vertical scoop.
These features and many more that are offered on the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo are a undoubtedly a welcome improvement, however, they come at a cost which most of us, in all fairness, might need to break the bank or dip into our children’s college funds in order to afford. For those whose finances aren’t constrained, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe price starts from $160,250, and that of the Turbo S Cabriolet from 201,450. The prices do not include any options whatsoever so expect a slight bump on the price if you specify additional specs.
There are a couple of alternatives available on the segment such as the 2017 Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW i8 2017, and Porsche’s own Cayman and Boxster. However, none offers the kind of road civility and performance as that of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo. Additionally, it stands out from the rest of the competition thanks to its masterful handling, respectable fuel economy, endless customization options, daily-driver seat comfort, and soulful engines.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Engine Specs
The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo come fitted with a rear-mounted 3.8L turbo H6 engine that is able of putting out 540 hp @6,400 rpm, and 523 pounds-feet of torque @2250. Transmission pairing is done by the six-speed PDK automated manual system. This power helps propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
According to EPA, the fuel economy for the vehicle stands at 25 mpg in combined city/highway cruising. The Turbo top speed should be expected at 205 mph for the S model. Porsche also says the fuel economy is up a bit and reports indicate it will improve by 6% over the existing model.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Review of Trims
As of this writing, Porsche has only offered two trims models for the Porsche 911 Turbo: S and the base model. Additional options may be offered as the year progresses.
Some of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S specs include an MSRP starting from $188,100, a curb weight ranging between 3,527 to 3,682 pounds, and a power output of 580 horsepower. It also comes in both coupe and convertible body styles just like the Turbo model. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo comes with an output rated at 580 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque.
The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo 0-60 mph only takes a blistering 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Interior & Exterior Design
Some of the standard features offered for the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo include automatic bi-xenon headlights, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a four-way power-adjustable front seats, a USB port, a power-operated soft top, a CD player, a leather upholstery, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone app integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive suspension dampers, wider rear fenders, and all the contents of the Sport Chrono package.
Wheelbase: 96.5 in
Length: 177.4 in
Width: 177.4 in
Passenger volume: 67 ft³
Cargo volume: 13 ft³
Curb weight: 3550 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 2,9 sec
MPG: 25 combined city/highway
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Carrara White Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Guards Red…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Release Date & Price
The two models have already graced dealerships as we speak, so head down to your local one and make an order. As already mentioned, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo price starts from $160,250 for the Coupe model.