Automakers tend to put out conservative performance stats of their latest offerings. The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is no exception.
AutoBild put the new 911 Turbo S through its paces on the German autobahn and found that it was a lot quicker than what the official brochure says.
In their tests, the car reached 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, which is 0.1 second quicker than what Porsche claims. 0-124 mph came up in 8.5 seconds; 0.4 seconds faster than the official figure. The magical figure of 186 mph (300 km/h) was reached in 26.6 seconds.
Later, the 911 Turbo S was taken out on a hot lap of the Sachsenring circuit, where it clocked a lap time of 1 min 30.48 seconds. To put this in perspective, the McLaren 720S was 1 second slower, while the Ferrari 488 GTB and Lamborghini Huracan Evo were 0.5 seconds slower around this track. Also, the 992-gen was 0.18 seconds quicker than the 991-gen Turbo S.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter, flat-six engine that produces 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The engine is hooked up to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system.