Porsche are always trying to find extra performance for their models, although this inevitably leads to these upgraded models increasing in price – and sometimes far higher than expected. The new 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S are fine examples of this.
Having already had huge success with the Carrera and Carrera S Turbo versions, it was only a matter of time before the 911 got the same treatment. The new 911 Turbo packs 540 horsepower and hits 60 from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, and will cost from $159,200 in the US and £126,925 in the UK.
As for the 911 Turbo S, this has 580 horsepower, but is only around one-tenth quicker to 60 miles per hour. The price for this model is $188,100, or £145,773 in the UK.
What we do find strange is how the base turbo has a top speed of 198MPH, and the Turbo S is 1 mile per hour slower.
It is also worth mentioning that there are cabriolet versions of both these models, price of which are 911 Turbo Cabriolet $ 171,500 (£135,766 in the UK) and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet $200,400 (£154,614 for the UK).
If you are loving in the UK, then you are lucky, as these new models will be available from January. However those of you in the US will have to wait until April.
For those of you that decide to purchase one of these models in the UK, you will have the opportunity to explore the potential of your new car. You will get to tack to the Silverstone at the Porsche Experience Centre, to develop your driving skills.