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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Since the sixties Porsche have made a 911 model.  Many swear by them as being the best sports car available and, if you take “horses for courses”, I think I would tend to agree that they truly are pretty cool car to look at, as well as being a formidable performance machine.  The newly facelifted 2017 Porsche 911 sports car sees some new visual changes as well as some big mechanical changes, especially in the engine department.  Visually, the bumpers are more angular, there is an array of exciting new wheel designs, and the taillights look sleeker.  However, even the standard 911 cars have done away with the 3.4 and 3.8-litre engines that were naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder units.  What powers the base 911 cars is a new 3.0-litre bi-turbo engine but what we’re looking at in this review is the range of Porsche 911 Turbo models that come with AWD and a hugely powerful 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine with Turbo muscle.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The dimensions for the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo are longer and wider than the previous model, but the car has also lost some weight making it less porky and ever more agile than before – thanks mainly to the greater use of aluminium in its platform.  Riding in the Porsche 911 Turbo has a special exotic flavour, and looking out over the bonnet of a 911 from the driver’s seat sets the pulse racing.  Inside the new 911 Turbo there is a heightened luxury feel about the cabin with classier trim and streamlined, smarter design as part of the package.  2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interiors have a very high quality of workmanship, and the interior dash takes its design cues from the latest Porsche Panamera.  You’re always going to look great in one of these cars, and leather is standard in all new 911 Turbo models.  The sport racing seats are comfortable and hugely supportive.  Electronic adjustment and positioning memory does make things easier for getting yourself settled behind the wheel.  Both the seats and steering wheel are electronically adjustable, allowing you to find the perfect driving position.

Porsche 911 Turbo Interior

Features like climate air control, Porsches new communications system (PCM) with all its updated software, Bluetooth and satellite-navigation are all standard and likable items.  The revised PCM has a new satellite navigation module, smarter graphics, quicker processing and Apple CarPlay so you can access your smartphone’s key functions when on the move.  This isn’t a complicated task, as both the Smartphone and PCM talk to each other.

Porsche makes the best traction control systems in the business which also means that you can explore the 2017 911 Turbo power potential to the max.  Yes, the car is tremendously fast; the 911 Turbo S cars sprinting from 0-100 km/h in under 3 seconds and onto 200 km/h in less than 10 seconds.  The top speed for new Turbo S is around 330 km/h.  But, most owners won’t drive these at a track-day every day, so what’s it like around town in a 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo?  Well, it’s actually pretty good, and with the extended wheelbase the ride over undulations is markedly better than its predecessor.  An adjustable suspension is standard kit.  Find a country road with a few corners thrown into the mix, and you’ll quickly appreciate just how well sorted the sports car chassis is.  Progressing to an electronic steering set-up hasn’t hurt the feel and feedback for the driver, and the 911 turbo really is very quick – even in the wet!  The car has all the electronic driving aids to help keep you pointing in the right direction, though these can be turned off and adjusted for that raw racing experience.

Inside the classy cabin there is a handy bit of storage space in the glovebox and doors, but the Porsche 911 Turbo remains the car for that quick weekend away for two or a holiday for two staying in motels with bedding included because you’ll struggle to fit a lot of luggage or a decent set of golf clubs in the boot space at the front of the car (911 engines is at the rear of the car).  A Porsche 911 is really only set up for taking two occupants in comfort.  The rear seats are cramped, to say the least, and are best kept for the kids.  Actually, it becomes a better use of space to fold the rear seats forward and flat, and then you’ll get more luggage space for your trip away or the set of golf clubs.

As times have changed, for many of the sports-car brands they have had to keep pace with buyer’s requirements and expectations.  Unlike in decades past where Porsche primarily made cars to go really quick, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is a fully equipped luxury sports car with all the bells and whistles, modern safety features while still being capable of going quick – really quick, in fact.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo has four model variants and two engines on offer.  Both engines are 3.8-litre unite.  The base engine puts out 397 kW of power, and a lusty 660 Nm of torque between 1950 and 5000 rpm.  Over boost sends the torque up to 700 Nm.  Porsche 911 Turbo S models get the power upgraded to 427 kW and torque at 700 Nm between 2100 and 4250 rpm. This spikes to 750 Nm with over boost on.  Having AWD traction gives some awe inspiring road holding that seems to defy the laws of physics.

Getting serious about buying a new Porsche 911 Turbo?  You can choose between engine power and body shape with the variant offering a coupe or cabriolet 911 Turbo that’s sure to have your name on it!  The exterior styling is always going to be a gorgeous design in years ahead, and its luxurious interior makes this desirable road rocket a genuine pleasure to drive.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

The current 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo models include the:

  • 911 Turbo (397 kW)
  • 911 Turbo S (427 kW)
  • 911 Turbo Cabriolet (397 kW)
  • 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (427 kW)

For any more information on the latest Porsche 911 Turbo models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Porsche dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!