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(Virtual) Geneva 2020: Porsche Presents the Turbo S Version of its 911

The current generation of the Porsche 911 was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the fall of 2018. As is customary with the German automaker, the following months have seen a gradual rollout of several variants of the model. Some 18 months later, enthusiasts finally get to meet the most powerful variant of the range, the Turbo S.

The model was scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but in the wake of the event’s cancellation due to the coronavirus, Porsche went ahead with an online presentation.

Positioned at the top of the 911 family, the Turbo S version benefits from a 3.8L, flat-6 engine offering 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That's 60 more hp than the previous version. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission specific to this version. The powertrain delivers 0-97 km/h acceleration in just 2.6 seconds - a tenth of a second faster than the 700-hp GT2 RS variant of the latest-generation 911. Buyers who opt for the convertible variant will lose that tenth of a second.

For those who still use the quarter-mile as a reference, the Turbo S takes 10.5 seconds to cover that distance. Meanwhile, those who have access to the German Autobahn will want to know top-speed: here it’s 205 mph, or 330 km/h.

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