New Porsche 911 Turbo S Launched In Malaysia

New Porsche 911 Turbo S Launched In Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the brand custodian of Porsche in Malaysia, has introduced the new flagship Porsche 911 Turbo S. This top-of-the-range 911 with enhanced dynamics has a retail price starting from RM2,235,463 (within the SST exemption period, and before selecting options).

Porsche_Sime Darby Auto Performance_Chris Hunter_CEO“The Porsche Turbo designation is synonymous with outstanding performance, even when it was first introduced. The forefather of all Turbos (the 930 generation) was indeed a technical revolution in car production and has been improved time and time again. This is even more so with the new 911 Turbo S. While it performs at the level of a super car, the daily driveabilty remains outstanding. It is this flexibility to react to different situations that makes the 911 Turbo S a personal favourite of mine. Combining unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort with efficiency builds a bridge from tradition to innovation with this new generation,” says Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP.

This range-topping 911 is powered by a new 3.8 litre boxer engine with two VTG turbochargers, which delivers 478 kW (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.

The new 911 Turbo S receives a new engine, based on the 911 Carrera engine generation. It features a completely redesigned air cooling system; new, larger VTG turbochargers in a symmetrical layout with electrically adjustable wastegate flaps, as well as the use of piezo injectors, which have significantly improved the vehicle’s characteristics with regard to responsiveness, power, torque, emissions and revving ability.

Further, this new six-cylinder engine is aspirated by a new intake system. In this instance, the previous routing of processed air and charged air cooling is swapped around i.e. part of the processed air now flows through the characteristic Turbo air intakes in the rear side sections. In front of the air filters, now situated in the rear wings, two other airflows have also been incorporated, through the rear lid grille. This means the new 911 Turbo S has four intakes with a larger overall cross-section and lower resistance, to help improve engine efficiency.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe driving dynamics of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S has been further optimised, with modified track widths, more developed aerodynamics and new mixed-sized tyre choices. Its 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. It is now 45 mm wider above the front axle (1,840 mm) and 20 mm wider above the rear axle (1,900 mm). This is meant to contribute to the agility and sportiness of the car. For the first time, the 911 Turbo S transfers its power to the road with mixed tyres in two different sizes i.e. unique 255/35 R20 tyres in front, and 315/30 R21 in the rear.

Aiding the drive is the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) feature which adapts the aerodynamic characteristics even more precisely to the driving situation, speed and selected driving mode, and resolves the age-old aerodynamic configuration dilemma: the contradiction between a low drag coefficient for maximum speed and low consumption, and high downforce for better driving dynamics. The comprehensive expansion of PAA makes it possible to achieve a much larger spread between the aerodynamic configurations for optimum driving dynamics and minimum drag. The adaptive aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front and a larger rear wing for even more downforce.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo improve aero, the active cooling flaps, the variable front spoiler lip as well as the larger extending and tilting rear wing deliver up to 15% more downforce, depending on the speed and driving mode. There is also a new Eco configuration where the rear wing is retracted over a large speed range so that the vehicle can be driven with minimum drag.

Also newly available is the Wet mode which helps 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 Wet mode is activated. This results in a higher rear-end and driving stability for greater safety on wet road surfaces.

Furthermore, in the event of full braking at high speed, the new airbrake function will activate automatically. The front spoiler and rear wing will move to the Performance position for higher drag and increased downforce to reduce the braking distance and improve driving stability during braking.

All these tweaks to Porsche’s sports car formula has resulted in a leap in performance for the 911 Turbo S. Its sprint from 0 to 200 km/h is one full second quicker than its predecessor i.e. 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 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis is also even sportier. The electronic damper control is faster and more precise to provide significant advantages to the driving dynamics in terms of roll stability, road holding, steering behaviour and cornering speeds. These improvements provide for a perfect balance in terms of driving pleasure, dynamics and sportiness, and makes the 911 Turbo S ideal for everyday use as well as the race track.

On its appearance, 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 car. The new look of the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss Black, typical of the Turbo.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeanwhile, its interior comes in a standard 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 (Porsche Communication Management) is now 10.9″ 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.

For more information on the new 911 Turbo S, contact your nearest Porsche Centre.


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