The new Porsche 911 Turbo S with 650bhp and AWD

Check out the new Top Dog of the 911 line-up

Porsche has released the flagship of the current 911 range, the new 911 Turbo S. It arrives with 650bhp from its traditional flat-six 3.8-litre rear-mounted engine, thanks to twin turbos.

Power has increased by 70bhp from its predecessor and maximum torque reaches 800Nm (up 50Nm) driving all four-wheels through an 8-speed Porsche PDK double-clutch automatic. It reaches 0-62mph in just 2.7 seconds (quicker by 0.2 seconds) and a top speed of 205mph.

It has a wider rear track by 10mm and 42mm wider at the front (making the car 1.9m wide). Adaptive aerodynamics include cooling air flaps in the nose and there’s a larger rear wing. Add in a pneumatically extendable front spoiler and there’s 15% more downforce than before overall.

There’s 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch at the rear each with centre-lock nuts.

With the maximum torque available from 2500-4500rpm performance stays strong throughout the mid-range and the car can reach 120mph in 8.9 seconds – which makes it a second quicker than before.

There’s Ceramic Composite Brakes to bring it to a halt, and the dynamic traction and stability systems have also been improved.

There are integrated air intakes in the rear wheelarch, rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss black, with wider air intakes at the front with standard LED matrix headlights featuring dark inserts.

The new models are available to order from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from today. The 911 Turbo S Coupé is priced from £155,970 and the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet from £165,127.

Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique tracks at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.

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