Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series: the most powerful 911 Turbo of the lot

Published: 08 June 2017

► Even more power
► Lots of carbonfibre
► 500 cars worldwide

How many people have driven a Porsche 911 Turbo S and felt it needed more power? At least 500 of them, it seems, for that’s how many limited-run Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series cars will be built.

How much more power are we talking about?

The regular 911 Turbo S manages 572bhp – the Exclusive Series bumps that up to 598bhp. Torque remains the same, at a driveshaft-torturing 553lb ft.

So does the 0-62mph time, at an F1 car-bothering 2.9sec, while 124mph has been and gone in 9.6sec from standstill. Top speed is 205mph.

Porsche claims fuel consumption is no different from the standard car, rated at 31mpg combined.

What else makes the Exclusive Series, erm, exclusive?

Part of the point of the Exclusive Series is to promote Porsche’s ‘Exclusive Manufaktur’ personalisation department, a little bit like McLaren’s MSO or Ferrari’s Tailor-Made arm in principle. If you want unique cosmetic bits on your 911, they’re the people to talk to.

The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series gets plenty of those, including carbon ram-air scoops on the engine cover, black stainless steel exhausts and copper threads woven into the carbonfibre interior trim.

You can also buy a Porsche Design wristwatch to go with the car, also limited to 500 units, with the same carbon weave used for the dial.

What’s with the gold paint?

This launch car is being shown off in metallic Golden Yellow paint, but other colours are available. Every Exclusive Series 911 gets a carbonfibre roof, bonnet and side skirts. Those stripes you can see aren’t paint or stickers – they’re bare carbon weave.

Fitted as standard is the Sport Chrono pack, with extra driving modes, launch control and an everything-up-to-11 Sport Response switch.

Deep breath - how much does the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series cost?

That’ll be £189,916, a £39k jump from the standard Porsche 911 Turbo S at £147,540.

The wristwatch costs £8,700+VAT. Yikes...

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By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer