Porsche 911 Turbo S | Porsche

Published: 08 February 2010

Porsche will show off the new supersized, beefcake 911 Turbo S at the  2010 Geneva motor show. It’s the 911 Turbo aimed at that greedy niche who think the standard car isn’t fast enough. Which presumably consists of one Herr Rohrl.

We’ve never for one moment thought the regular 911 Turbo was shy of a few ponies, but someone in Stuttgart obviously thinks so. Hence the new Turbo S model, sporting a faintly ludicrous 523bhp and 516lb ft of torque. Thank goodness for four-wheel drive, we say.

Does Porsche always build a 911 Turbo S?

They have done in recent years. There’s a small band of buyers for whom having the top car is everything, and Porsche has serviced this niche in 1998 and 2004.

The extra power comes from the regular 911 Turbo’s pair of variable geometry turbos, cranked up to 11. The Turbo S is available only with the seven-speed PDK twin-clutch ’box and 19in RS Spyder wheels.

Considering the extra oomph on tap, combined economy of 24.8mpg isn’t too bad. In fact, it’s identical to the standard 911 Turbo.

And the 911 Turbo S is fast: 0-62mph takes a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-and-let’s-face-it-probably-crash 3.3 seconds. Even 124mph passes in just 10.8sec, while top speed hits 196mph.

How much will the new Porsche 911 Turbo S cost?

Hold on tight. The 911 Turbo S lands in May 2010 and will cost £123,263 for the coupé and £130,791 for the Cabriolet. You’d have to really want the top-dog 911 to pay that kind of price…

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet