The Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S facelift models have been out for a while. The Detroit Motor Show 2016 is the first time they have been openly displayed for the public though. The German sports cars received a mid-life refresh to keep them looking, and performing as well as the competition. We took a closer look.
Both Coupe and Convertible versions of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S make their debuts at the Detroit Motor Show 2016. Both Turbo and Turbo S gain power from the twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre flat-six engine. The Turbo now develops 540 hp thanks to modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. The 911 Turbo S now develops 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors.
Inside, changes include a new GT sport steering wheel with a design adopted from the 918 Spyder, a rotary dial for the four modes; Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual and a Sport Response button at the centre of the mode switch which pre-conditions the engine and transmission for optimum performance. This optimisation lasts for up to 20 seconds.
Cosmetically, both 911 Turbo and Turbo S get a redesigned front facia with side-mounted airblades and narrow LED front lights. New design 20-inch diameter wheels are available with seven spoke centre locking wheels an option on the 911 Turbo S. Wheel dimensions have changed for the 911 Turbo and now measure 9J x 20 at the front and 11.5J x 20 at the rear, half an inch wider than previously.