On the surface, it may seem as if there are dozens of supercars on the market, all elevating the ego (mostly male) to heretofore unforeseen heights. Dig deeper, however, and the truth reveals itself: Porsche…There is no substitute.
The current Porsche 911 line now encompasses 19 different models, an impressive range of choice. That being said the Porsche 911 Turbo S is the most extreme example in the family in terms of sheer “cool”.
This automotive icon has benefited from more than a half-century of continuous improvement. It sets the standard in terms of steering feel, precision and feedback. It handles far better than any car with a rear-engine layout rightfully should. It jumps like a wild animal with the slightest touch of the accelerator pedal.
The sales force at Washington, DC’s Porsche Towson explained that for 2015, the 911 Turbo S is armed with a 3.8-litre turbocharged flat-six engine that develops a whopping 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. An overboost feature of the turbocharger sees the torque figure rise to 553 lb-ft, for up to 20 seconds at a time. This 911 will accelerate from 0-60 MPH in a shade more than three seconds.
When the Porsche 911 Turbo first appeared some 40 years ago, it represented the transformation of an iconic sports car into something far more sinister – a supercar with a dangerous side. Too much power for many drivers. Today, the performance of the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S easily eclipses that of the original and a lot of the danger has been removed.