Following the opening of its flagship Porsche Centre Ara Damansara, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) launched the new generation 911 Turbo S for the Malaysian market.
This range-topping 911 is powered by a new 3.8 litre boxer engine with two VTG turbochargers, which delivers 650 PS and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The Turbo-specific eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) cuts 0.2 seconds from the zero to 100 km/h sprint, compared to its predecessor. Top speed remains unchanged at 330 km/h.
Price of the new 911 Turbo S in Malaysia starts from RM 2,235,463 within the SST exemption period.
Modified track widths, further developed aerodynamics and new mixed-sized tyres contribute to the agility and sportiness of the new 911 Turbo S: the track is now 42 mm wider at the front axle and 10 mm wider at the rear axle.
The dimensions of the 911 Turbo S have also been increased significantly in line with the enhanced driving dynamics, whereby it is 45 milimetres wider above the front axle (1,840 mm) and an increase of 20 milimetres in overall width above the rear axle (1,900 mm).
For the first time, the 911 Turbo S transfers its power to the road with mixed tyres in two different sizes: it has 20-inch tyres with their unique 255/35 dimensions at the front, and 21-inch 315/30 tyres at the rear.
The active cooling flaps, together with the variable front spoiler lip as well as the larger extending and tilting rear wing which delivers 15 per cent more downforce, offers three active aerodynamic components, depending on the speed and driving mode.
In the newly available Eco configuration, the rear wing is retracted over a large speed range so that the vehicle can be driven with minimum drag. Also newly available, the Wet mode is focused on driving stability in wet conditions.
The extended but not yet tilted rear wing combined with the completely retracted front spoiler lip shifts the aerodynamic balance towards the rear axle when the Wet mode is activated. This results in a higher rear-end and driving stability for greater safety on wet road surfaces.
In the event of full braking at high speed, the new airbrake function will be activated automatically. The front spoiler and rear wing are moved to the Performance position for higher drag and increased downforce to reduce the braking distance and improve driving stability during braking.
The leap in performance of this new generation is particularly noticeable in its sprint from zero to 200 km/h: it is one full second quicker than its predecessor, at 8.9 seconds.
Thanks to the enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, the transfer case can distribute significantly more torque, with up to 500 Nm being transferred to the front wheels.
The new generation of the standard PASM chassis is also even sportier. Faster and more precisely controlled dampers provide significant advantages to the driving dynamics with respect to roll stability, road holding, steering behaviour and cornering speeds.
The new front end with wider air intakes has a characteristic Turbo-look with dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. The redesigned, pneumatically extendable front spoiler and the larger rear wing with its muscular sections with integrated air intakes emphasise the sleek body of the 911 Turbo S. The new look of the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss Black, typical of the Turbo.
The interior has a high-quality and sporty finish. The standard equipment list includes a full leather interior and carbon trim in combination with Light Silver accents. The 18-way adjustable sports seats feature stitching that pays homage to the first 911 Turbo (type 930).
High quality graphic elements and logos in the instrument cluster complete the characteristic Turbo S features. The centre screen of the PCM is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated quickly without distraction thanks to its new layout with significantly reduced number of controls. Other features on board are the GT sports steering wheel, the Sport Chrono package with newly integrated Porsche Track Precision app and BOSE Surround Sound system.
Additional new equipment options also underline the much sportier image of the all-wheel drive 911, including the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis that has been lowered by 10 mm. The sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps also guarantees a distinctive sound, for an overall emotion-filled drive.