Read everything we have to say about the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and see the Porsche 911 Turbo S configurator to spec your own.
The 911 Turbo S is all about excess. Excess price, excess luxury, excess power, and excess, i.e. mind-boggling, organ-discombobulating acceleration. The new 992-generation Turbo S was just unveiled—640 horsepower, a claimed zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, 205-mph top speed—and the Porsche 911 Turbo S configurator is live online. With an imaginary 250 grand in our pocket and no price cap, we spec’d one of our own.
Model We’d Choose:
- 911 Turbo S Coupe
It’s easy to get carried away when configuring a Porsche. There are so many options to choose from, and if you don’t pay attention to the price, you can send your Porsche well over its starting price. Yes, we did that exact thing here. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $204,750, with the 911 Turbo S cabriolet starting at $217,550. They’ll arrive at dealers later this year, and if our spec were to arrive along with actual billionaires’ cars, it’d cost us $247,255. Yes, we added $41,255 worth of options.
The 992-gen Turbo S’s 3.8-liter flat-six is equipped with bigger variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers, giving it 60 more horsepower and 37 lb-ft more torque than its predecessor. All that is sent to all four wheels through Porsche’s eight-speed PDK automatic transmission, and the enhanced all-wheel-drive system can now send more torque, up to 368 lb-ft, to the front wheels.
Options We’d Pick:
- Jet Black Metallic exterior paint ($0)
- 911 Turbo exclusive design wheels ($0)
- Wheels painted in Satin Aurum ($1290)
- LED-matrix design headlights in black ($750)
- Black/Bordeaux Red interior ($0)
- Adaptive sport seats plus (18-way) with memory package ($0)
- Ventilated seats (front) ($840)
- Seat belts in Bordeaux Red ($540)
- Deviated-stitching interior package ($4490)
- Sport seats plus backrest shells in leather with matte carbon fiber inlay ($2590)
- Ambient lighting ($580)
- Central tachometer in white ($420)
- Sport Chrono stopwatch dial in white ($420)
- Center console lid with Porsche crest ($340)
- Steering column casing in leather i.c.w. electric steering column ($520)
- PDK gear selector in aluminum ($750)
- Pedals and footrest in aluminum ($630)
- High-gloss black Porsche logo on rear ($300)
- Deletion of “911 Turbo S” logo on rear ($0)
- Rear lid grille vertical slat inlays in exterior color ($720)
- Race-Tex interior trim (totals $1140)
- Heated steering wheel in Race-Tex with trim in matte carbon fiber ($880)
- Electric slide/tilt glass sunroof ($2000)
- Doorsill guards in matte carbon fiber, illuminated ($1280)
- Under door puddle light projectors ($160)
- Burmester high-end surround sound system ($3980)
- Lightweight noise-insulated glass ($1250)
- 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ($0)
- PASM sport suspension ($1510)
- Sport exhaust system with black tailpipes ($3490)
- Front axle lift system ($2770)
- Brake calipers in high gloss black ($900)
- Power steering plus ($280)
- Adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping ($3020)
- Surround view ($1430)
- Lane-change assist ($1060)
- Porsche Experience Center delivery (Atlanta) ($925)
If you’re dropping $200,000 plus on a Porsche, you probably have the extra dough to ball out. That’s the mindset we went with here. Excess, excess, excess: $3020 adaptive cruise control? Check. A $3980 sound system? Check. $4490 for a deviated-stitching interior package? We don’t really know what that means, but check.
We like an inconspicuous look out back. So, we deleted the new, rather hideous “911 Turbo S” badge, a $0 option, and made the Porsche logo under the taillight black, a $300 option. Following our somewhat subtle, yet retirement gold spec, we opted to go with a Jet Black Metallic paint job and $1290 gold wheels. And, because we’re going all out, we opted for the electric slide/tilt sunroof in glass, a $2000 option, and $1250 lightweight insulated glass. Probably not so subtle after all, but oh well.
It’s all red inside, though it’s not as red as you can get it—you can get the entire interior in Bordeaux Red. We chose to have a little bit of black so the interior isn’t too in-your-face red. The Black and Bordeaux Red interior has red seats and door panels accented with a black dashboard and steering wheels. However, we opted to have our heated steering wheel, sun visors, and seatbelt outlet trims wrapped in Porsche’s Race-Tex suedelike material—$880, $590, and $550 options.
The remainder of our spec includes some little details because, well, we’re perfectionists, and we have taste. Some of these include under-door puddle lights, black brake calipers, a Porsche crest on the center console, and a white central tachometer and stopwatch. And, of course, the $925 Porsche Experience Center delivery in Atlanta—something we did with our long-term 2019 Porsche Cayenne.
Source: Motor - aranddriver.com