• Aug 26, 2009
There was a 993 Turbo S. And a 996 Turbo S, too. But so far, we have not seen a Porsche 997 Turbo S. Reason? Dunno, though we imagine that a more powerful turbo would step on the toes (among other parts) of the hard rocking GT2. Especially as the fastest of all 911s "only" makes 40 more horsepower than the plain ol' Turbo. And besides, 520 horses is probably pushing pretty hard against the edge of the performance-to-reliability ratio that OEMs have to worry about (unlike, say, tuners).

Er, that used to be the case. But, with the pending release of the new 911 Turbo and its 500 hp newly enlarged 3.8-liter direct injected flat-six, 520 horses doesn't sound like a lot. Just doin' a bit' o' speculatin' here, but if Porsche was able to squeeze 520 ponies out of the old motor in the 3.6-liter, well then, they could certainly squeeze who knows how much out of a special edition of the new one without boiling the water-cooled turbines.

According to Team Speed, a new 997.5 Turbo S is coming, and coming soon. When? Spring 2010. And how much power? Pure speculation, but 540 to 550 hp sounds about right. And figure on standard ceramic brakes, RS-style center lock wheels, and some sort of unique bodywork (more strakes?) to differentiate it from mere mortal Turbos. But like all rumors, this could prove totally false. But if it's true, look for the Porsche Turbo S to going up against Nissan's similarly steroidal Godzilla GT-R Spec-V on that one road in Germany...

[Source: Team Speed]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Between the nonsensical nomenclature, the unbelievable number of models, and the fact that they all look the same, I cannot understand how people can get excited about a new Porsche. How do you keep them all straight in your heads?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's not that hard...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was searching a Video of Porsche 911 turbo but I haven’t found something like this video on Clipta.com. Video is so descriptive and useful video about the features of Porsche 911 turbo.

      Watch video here

      http://www.clipta.com/_Porsche_911_Turbo__v132209402
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mo betta they drop 500 lbs off the pig Porsche turbo and leave it at 450 hp.
      These things are just sybaritic cockpits for chest-hair and gold chain guppies. (a guppy is a gucci-yuppie).
      ROFLMAO!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or they could just slap a turbo on the Cayman, call it a cayman turbo s, and everyone would be happy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not entirely literate so I'm not sure what this article or website is about, but sweet grapes of wrath that's a beautiful photo, someone show it to Jeremy Clarkson immediately.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure it's a rendering due to the glass and wheel reflections and the lack of dimension to the shadows...but yeah, hot car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        this is the normal 911 turbo , they just put an "S" near the name. it's not a rendering, i work with Photoshop and 3DS , it's just good photography.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I second @launamme
        • 5 Years Ago
        The wheels are photoshopped on, that's what makes it look so flat and fake.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not since the DP935 have I wanted another Porsche just by looking at a picture.
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