Porsche 992 911 Turbo
The 2023 Porsche 992 911 Turbo sports a beautiful body, especially the iconic rearview mirror. It also has many features that make it stand out from other cars of its type, including an engine that produces more than 600 horsepower and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour. This vehicle is also lightweight and incredibly agile, allowing for high-speed performance on the track or on the highway.
Porsche 992 911 Turbo S
The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S has unique features that make it one of the most sought-after luxury cars in the world. This superfast car is the result of Porsche’s decades-long research in motorsport and production vehicles. With a distinctive design, an aggressive engine, and breakneck speeds, the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a delight to drive on the road.
Porsche 992 911 Turbo Cabriolet
The Porsche 992 911 Turbo Cabriolet is a sports car with a high-revving engine. It was created with the intention of delivering performance, luxury, and style. The cabin of this car is large enough to give passengers the feeling of being in a cockpit. This vehicle is marketed for its nimble handling and excellent acceleration. It features an adaptive suspension that can be adjusted to suit different driving conditions and road surfaces while providing outstanding comfort, safety, and security.
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Review
Writing a 992 Turbo or 992 Turbo S review requires more than just raving about its styling or the beastly power it has under the hood. The 992 Turbo S horsepower is 640 hp, which makes it one of the most powerful supercars around. It’s hard to know where to start: the horsepower? The sleek design? The luxury of customizable options? It just feels like this car has it all. For now, we’ll begin at the beginning. And so: first, the basics.
Transmission and Engine
- 3.0L twin-turbocharged flat 6
- 3.7L twin-turbocharged flat 6
- 4.0L naturally aspirated flat 6
- 6-speed manual
- 7-speed manual
- 7-speed PDK
- 8-speed PDK
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Price
As you might imagine, an automotive masterpiece like the Porsche 992 911 Turbo doesn’t come cheap. Here are the prices, as far as we know:
- The 2022 992 911 Turbo S price is $216,100.
- The price of the 992 911 Turbo S for sale is slightly higher than the 992 Turbo MSRP of $182,900.
- The 992 Turbo S Cabriolet (also called the 992 Turbo S Cab) starts at $228,900
What’s the difference between the Turbo S Cab and the regular Turbo? About 0.1 seconds. 992 Turbos S Cabriolet can go 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and the 992 Turbo can go 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. That 0.1 second adds a pretty penny to the cost of the car.
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Engine
Let’s turn our attention back to those impressive engine statistics. Porsche goes against the grain by making a boxer-6 4.0L naturally aspirated engine, which means it doesn’t use turbochargers or superchargers.
- Turbo S engine twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-6 engine, which is paired to an electronically controlled transmission, revs up the car quicker and faster and propels it forward as few other cars can.
- 992 Turbo S top speed is 205 mph. Porsche’s achievement here is notable, with 590 pounds of torque and 3,745 ccs of motor displacement.
- That adds up to an impressive 168.4 horsepower per liter, with a power-to-weight ratio of 5.7 pounds per horsepower.
In the world of cars, turbochargers and superchargers have become almost synonymous with engine power, especially in fast cars.
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Interior
In case you thought Porsche went for broke on the mechanical specs of this model, think again. Known for their detailed interiors, Porsche did not slack with the 992 Turbo S interior.
It is important to note here that the 992 is not designed as a passenger car. Or at the very least, your passengers won’t have the same amenities they might have in a traditional sedan or even other competitive models of high-end sports cars. That’s because the 992 is built for performance, not commuting: In order to make the car more aerodynamic, Porsche got rid of the front cargo area. The Clubsport package comes with a fire extinguisher and, in many markets, a roll-cage. A suburban vehicle, this is not. Then again, who would want to cart around the kids and Fido in a machine like this?
What the 992 lacks in practicality/cargo space, it makes up for in fine detail. The seats are lightweight and made of durable, comfortable microfiber. The steering wheel is adjustable in a myriad of ways—from suspension to differential, providing a range of customization usually only available in a race car. There are traction control settings offering seven different positions (and also the ability to kill the feature completely by turning it off).
There are, however, some customizations you can make to the interior to make it more of your style. Porsche offers the Turbo in their Classic, Pure, and Exclusive Manufacturer Leather trims, as well as a lightweight package. Want to lose weight even more? The lightweight package allows you to delete the rear seating and opt for full-bucket seating in the front.
Here’s a brief summary of what you can expect from the Turbo’s interior:
- 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
- 3 seat options: Sport seats, Adaptive Sport Seats Plus, Full Bucket Seats include rear seat delete
- Heritage Design Package – Classic
- Heritage Design Interior Package – Pure
- Exclusive Manufacturer Leather Interior: 930 Leather Package
- Lightweight Package i.c.w. Full Bucket Seats including Rear Seat Delete
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Brakes
We’ve already told you about the 992 911 Turbo S brakes, but let’s look at them in more detail. The PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes) have a front setup of 10-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 420 mm cross-drilled (and internally vented) brake discs, and a rear setup of 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 390 mm cross-drilled (and internally vented brake discs). The model features standard yellow brake calipers. These high-end choices will keep the vehicle safe and controllable, even at top speeds.
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Standout Features
As if all these premium features weren’t enough, there are a few other key standout features we want you to notice about this absolute monster of a car.
992 Turbo S Nurburgring time is 7:17.30 | For the uninitiated, the Nurburgring time of a car is sort of its speed-based calling card amongst other high-end speed vehicles. For years now, automakers have been racing their cars at Nurburgring, and the 992 performed spectacularly well.
When most people picture an all-wheel drive vehicle, they think of an SUV or some other snow-worthy machine. That Porsche has been able to maintain top speed and top control while also adding all-wheel drive serves as a vision into the future of high-speed cars: safety, racing, and control are all improved with this added control feature, and it showcases that Porsche is pushing the boundaries for what consumers and auto enthusiasts alike can expect from a high-end, built-for-speed model. (Porsche is also making huge strides in electric vehicle speed, with their Taycan model performing particularly well at Nurburgring in 2019).
- Front tires that measure in at 255/35 ZR 20
- Rear tires that measure in at 315/30 ZR 21 tires
As the experts at PCA put it, “If the Porsche you want offers rear-axle steering, get it!” In a rear-axle steering vehicle, the wheels in the back turn in opposite directions from the front wheels (when the vehicle is operating at lower speeds) which increases the vehicle’s agility. The process of reverse spinning shortens the wheelbase, making the car more nimble.
Front-lift axle system
In a front-axle lift system, much of the vehicle’s weight is put in the rear – this minimizes tire slip, makes gear sets more efficient, and again – crucial to Porsche’s brand – improves agility.
Active air intake flaps
All that speed comes with serious heat. The active air intake flaps help to cool the brakes naturally, prolonging the life of these crucial components and protecting the car. When the flaps are closed, air travels around the bumper and reduces drag (while increasing efficiency). The car’s central computer system will keep these flaps closed as much as possible at speeds about around 43 mph. The vents will open, though, at speeds about 93 mph – this is to help keep the car cool and provide stability at high speeds.
992 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Cabriolet Options
We know, we know, you’re already excited enough about the horsepower, the high-level computer system, the innovative features, and that Nurburgring time. But there are a few more luxury tricks up Porsche’s sleeve. The 992 comes standard with a BOSE surround system. If even audio-giant BOSE speakers aren’t up to snuff for you, you have the option to add an 855-watt Burmester audio system for $5,000. The 992 also has an optional Sport Exhaust System, a Sport Chrono Package, and the option to add a lightweight carbon fiber roof for an extra $3,890.
We can’t say enough good things about this latest release from Porsche. The 992 911 Turbo, Turbo S, Turbo S Cab, and Turbo Convertible are all incredible additions to the Porsche family and to the world of high-speed racing cars. Not only is the 922 fast, it pushes the boundaries of what we’ve believed is possible in sports cars: the naturally aspirated engine, all-wheel drive, the increased use of carbon fiber, and the unbelievable horsepower and speed combine to make a vehicle line that Porsche can no doubt be proud of.
Porsche has a long legacy of performing at the absolute highest level of automaking. We’re always excited when they bring something new onto the market, and it’s exciting to think that the 992 911 Turbo can actually be in the consumer market for regular (but wealthy) folks. Fast cars (even when they’re made in Germany) are part of the American dream—freedom, speed, power, and control. Cars represent a whole lot more than transportation to an American auto-enthusiast audience, and we’re grateful to Porsche for always giving us something new to daydream about.
It will be interesting to see what competitor brands do in years to come to match Porsche’s innovation and talent for getting to the horizon before the competition can even imagine it. By raising the bar continually in the world of automaking, Porsche continues to excel and inspire; the new RS is proof-perfect of that fact.
We wish we could get our hands on one, but unless we win the lottery, that sky-high price tag is a bit out of our average Joe’s reach. We can dream! Sometimes, it’s enough just to watch videos of a masterpiece like this as it careens down a speed track, beating the competition and showing us just what’s possible in the world of cars, speed, and invention. It’s truly a sight to behold, and we love to see it.
If you’re interested in checking out the 992 911 Turbo, you can head to your nearest Porsche dealer to schedule a consultation. If you’re not experienced at driving at high speeds, please don’t try to test the maximum abilities of the car! Just enjoy the premium feel, and talk with experts at the dealership about where and when you might most appropriately experience all that this vehicle has to offer. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the Porsche 992 911 Turbo and that this review gave you the information you need to decide whether or not a car like this is for you.
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