Just when we thought the 992-series 911 couldn’t get any better, Porsche goes and pulls the wraps off the 911 Turbo S. Yes, the Porsche 911 Carrera S is great (after all, we named it our Best Driver’s Car for 2019), but the 911 Turbo S may be even greater. Credit its 640-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six that bests its Carrera S sibling’s by nearly 200 horses.
All that grunt allows the Turbo S coupe to rocket to 60 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph. Meanwhile, the open-topped Turbo S Cabriolet needs just 0.1 second longer to hit the mile-a-minute mark and sees no reduction in top speed. And those are Porsche’s estimates, which-usually-prove to be conservative. That means the real deal is probably even quicker to 60 mph.
With standard all-wheel-drive and wider front and rear tracks than on regular 911s, the top-of-the-line Turbo (for now) ought to handle as well as it accelerates. Plus, with its long list of standard and available comfort and convenience items, the Turbo S promises to cosset its front passengers with luxury features more commonly associated with flagship sedans and crossover SUVs than hardcore drag racers or supercars. So how would we option our 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe or convertible? Read on to find out.