Porsche explains the power of the new 911 Turbo SMarch 8, 2020
Frank-Steffen Walliser, chief engineer of the Porsche 911 project, explained why the new generation Turbo S has added so much power.
The 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S received a new boxer engine equipped with a pair of variable geometry turbochargers, piezo injectors, and electric bypass valves. Engineers also reviewed the air intake points – now there are four of them, and in addition to the air ducts, they increased the cross section and reduced the flow resistance. As a result, the 3.8-liter biturbo engine develops 650 horsepower – 70 more than its predecessor, which is an absolute record for the entire history of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S. In an interview with Road and Track, Frank-Steffen Wallizer, Porsche 911 Project Chief Engineer explained that such a noticeable increase in power for the new Turbo S was necessary “so that drivers could really feel the difference.”
According to him, an increase in power by 20 or 30 horsepower would not bring noticeable results. In addition, the engineer noted an increase in torque to 800 Nm, which is 50 more than the model of the previous generation. The result, according to Wallizer, is “really impressive.” From zero to 100 kilometers per hour, the new Porsche 911 Turbo S accelerates in 2.7 seconds (0.2 faster than its predecessor), to 200 kilometers per hour in 8.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the fastest generation 992 model is 330 kilometers per hour. Outside, the new 911 Turbo S can be recognized by the wheel arches extended by 45 millimeters in front and 20 millimeters in the rear, a retractable front spoiler and an increased rear wing.
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