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.

For full details of the updates to the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, check out our earlier article. For all the latest from the Detroit Motor Show 2016, check out our dedicated news channel!

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