As most everyone knows, German car manufacturer Porsche has been producing much-loved and long-coveted high-performance luxury sports cars, and more recently sedans, SUVs and crossovers, since 1931. While they may got their start in vehicle consulting and development, the company managed to be come one of the most recognized and well-known of its kind in the world, and for many good reasons. One of these being the 911 model, which celebrated one-million units built in May of 2017.
Speaking of the 911, 2017 wasn’t the end of production, making one-million units the final bar. No, rather, Porsche continued on with the model, and the 911 Turbo S will be released for the 2021 model year. This high-performance, rear-engined beauty has long captivated Porsche fans, and others just as well, since 1964, even claiming celebrities on its list of loving hearts. The model has had something for everyone, from the coupe and convertible to the speedster and targa-top, the 911 has continued to be hit for more than half-a-century.
So, what can we all expect from the new 2021 version? Well, that’s a question for the ages, and one that we believe can best be answered with the use of our ’10 Things’ list. The list below is dedicated solely to the wonderful 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and will share with all of our devoted readers ten facts about the new car that they don’t likely know. We can’t think of a better way to broaden your Porsche horizon, so sit back, relax, and soak up some knowledge that you will find both satisfying and supremely temptation inducing…
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S
1. Speed & Power Extraordinaire
There is a lot to be said about the power of the new 2021 911 Turbo S. Considered a ‘supercar’ from the beginning, the brand-new version actually puts out a staggering 640 horses…just under the amount boasted by the GT2 RS of old, according to Road & Track. The same source says the newbie will be able to go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds, reaching 124 mph in less than 9 seconds. This happens to be a full second faster than the 991 Turbo S, which was never mentioned in the same sentence as the word ‘slow’ (our ‘Understatement of the Day’).
2. What Helps Drive It?
Well, the new 911 Turbo S comes with a 3.8 liter twin-turbo, flat-six engine…nice! But we all know there is much more to the power provided from that than just what the engine holds…the tranny matters. So, what does the 2021 model have working in tandem with that engine? An eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox drives this baby, enabling the engine to reach power levels that this particular model couldn’t boast in the past. It also comes with a top-of-the-line all-wheel-drive system, which serves to deliver more than 60% of the torque from the engine to the front axle, as needed. Sound good? Well, you can bet it feels even better.
3. Two Body Styles
While the 911 Turbo S has come in a handful of available body styles in the past, the 2021 version of both the Turbo and Turbo S come in only two: The coupe and the cabriolet. But never fear; according to Car & Driver both styles will come with both standard and optional equipment available on a very similar basis. So, what you get with one will likely be what you get with the other.
4. One ‘All New’ Car
Information released by Porsche regarding the new model 911 Turbo S pretty much sums up one point in a nutshell: The new model is, overall, all-new. Not only will it be a much better vehicle performance-wise, but it will also come with 18-way adjustable sport seats, the Porsche Sport Chrono package, an infotainment center with a 10.9” touchscreen, interior trim constructed of carbon fiber, and a Bose surround-sound stereo system. When all of the inner attributes are coupled with the power this model packs, buyers are really getting everything they could ever want in a Porsche, and then some.
5. That Body, Though…
Let’s talk a bit about that sexy body.
Not only is this particular car SO Porsche that it is instantly recognizable by sight, but it also has some of the wonderful little additions that make it even more what it already is, like the trademark Porsche coat of arms. Now there is the lighted rear strip that screams ‘Porsche’, and other streamlined points that are just too much to go into here. But it is still all Porsche, and all 911 Turbo S, to say the least. We should also add that it comes, courtesy of Porsche with four paint choices with the standard version (white, black, red, and yellow), eight metallics that are optional, four special optional colors, and of course, a custom color option. As for interior colors? Well, how boundless is your imagination, anyway?
6. Make It Personal
The company has more for buyers that simply the things mentioned above…there is also personalization to be taken into consideration. You can make your new 911 Turbo S entirely yours, and yours alone, with some of these extras, which include your personal choice regarding the way most anything is done when it comes to your new car. From the materials used on the interior to the coloring of the wheels, this can be your Porsche from top to bottom, a ride like no other ride on Earth. Use Porsche’s Car Configurator feature to make it just the way you want it, and you won’t be just excited, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you end up with.
7. Back to All That Power…
So, we know that Porsche is bragging up the big jump in power that the new 911 Turbo S has received. To break it down, it went from its former 580 hp to the new 640 hp. Why the big leap? Well, according to chief engineer Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, drivers simply wouldn’t feel a horsepower increase of simply 20 or 30 points, but a sixty-point increase will definitely be felt, and that was what Porsche wanted. After all, Dr. Walliser stated that is exactly what the car is supposed to be about…FEELING. Well, the increase will give it in spades to drivers, and the company is more than sure that we’ll all be pleased.
8. ‘S’ Is For…What??
Well, we know there is a 911 Turbo and a 911 Turbo S, both which will be available for the 2021 model year. But is there really any difference between the two, and if there is, what is the difference specifically? To put it simply, the Turbo S version has more horsepower that the Turbo…40 hp more, to be exact. Specifics help, so we’ll just let you know that the ‘S’ at the end of the 911 Turbo S model has been known to stand for two things: In the past, it was mostly attributed to the word ‘super’, but today, more than ever, it signifies the car as being a ‘sport’ version.
9. Top Speed
So, we know about the engine, the tranny, and the power boost the new 911 Turbo S has received. We know that the new model provides forty more horsepower than before, and than other models that compete. We also know how fast it can reach 60 mph and higher. But how fast can it really go? In other words, what is its top speed? Well, according to Top Speed magazine, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S can reach a top speed of 205 miles per hour…definitely nothing to scoff at.
10. And the Question of the Day? What About That Price?
Well, we’ve come down to it now, haven’t we? Yes, at the end of it, when it’s all said and done, we have to discuss the dollar signs. Well, we figured the best way to do that is to simply lay it on the line in all of its glory. The new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S has a starting MSRP, for the standard version, of $204,750; the cabriolet version of the 911 Turbo S starts at $217,550. If you get one completed fully to your specifications, well, you’re looking at spending around $250,000. These numbers are definitely something to think about, but Porsche is fairly certain that drivers will think their new car is worth every penny.
Now you have it all in full: The low down on one of the most incredible, and definitely the fastest, new car models on the market. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S was built to stun and impress, and it was meant to drum up all the emotions that can possibly be felt in response to a high-performance sports car. With that being said, if this new model is something you’ve been dreaming about, you have a great chance to run out and get one…if you can afford it, that is. But if you can’t, never fear; there is always the test drive option. Just don’t let this hot little girl get away from you, because that may turn out to be a bit more than you ever dreamed of being able to afford. Have fun, drive fast, but above all, be safe.