The current 911 Turbo S with its 580hp turbocharged engine is an impressive piece of machinery. But knowing Porsche, its designers and engineers were already busy working on something even more special and exclusive.
The company has just pulled the wraps of its new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Not only is it the most powerful Turbo S in the current 991-generation, the German carmaker plans to limit production to only 500 units worldwide. This makes it even more limited than the purist-special 911R it introduced last year.
The biggest news of course is its upgraded turbocharged heart. While the displacement of its twin-turbo flat-six remains at 3.8 liters, an exclusive power kit boosts its horsepower to 607hp and its torque to 750Nm. While its 0-100kph acceleration time is unchanged at 2.9 seconds, its sprint to 200kph only takes 9.6 seconds—0.3 less than the regular Turbo S. Interestingly its top speed remains at 330kph, but we’re sure nobody will mind as that’s still fast by any standard. In Porsche fashion, its combined fuel consumption figures are unchanged at 11km/L.
Style and functionality is as important as performance at Porsche, and the company made sure you could tell this car is extra special even from a distance. It gets a range of carefully selected paint colors which include the striking Golden Yellow Metallic paint finish you see in the photos. This is complimented by twin carbon-weave racing stripes.
To help reduce weight, carbon fiber is used for the front lid, roof, its wide Aerokit rear wing, and several other components like the ram air scoop, side intakes, side skirts, and a rear apron. Its standard tinted LED headlights and taillights nicely match the gloss black trim pieces and dark carbon fiber components. Unique circular black stainless steel quad exhausts let you know this sports car means business.
Even its Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake calipers get a special touch. In place of the traditional yellow, this one is painted glossy black with Golden Yellow Metallic lettering. The Exclusive Series transformation is finished off by sharply styled 20-inch center-lock wheels.
The predominantly black interior is trimmed in leather with Golden Yellow contrast stitching; this includes the 18-way adjustable sports seats. The same color theme is repeated on the Alcantara roof lining. Special carbon fiber trim with gold-colored metal thread woven in adorns its dashboard, doors and center console. A numbered limited-edition plaque is placed above the glove compartment, too. Customers can get a matching “Exclusive Chronograph” from Porsche Design as well as specially developed leather “Exclusive Series” luggage.
In Germany it carries a sticker price of €259,992 or about P14.45 million. Will we see it in our shores? It’s too early to tell, but being a rare limited-edition model, chances look slim.