ATLANTA – The top-of-the-line 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupe and convertible will debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and arrive at Porsche dealerships in April, the automaker announced on Monday.
Details include more horsepower, a new look and new features.
The 2017 911 Turbo is priced at $160,195, while the 911 Turbo Cabriolet starts at $172,495. The 2017 911 Turbo S is priced at $189,095, while the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet starts at $201,395. Prices include a $995 destination charge.
Output on the Porsche 911 Turbo’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine is increased from 520 horsepower to 540 hp, courtesy of redesigned intake ports, new fuel injectors and higher fuel pressure.
Output on the Turbo S increases 20 hp to 580 hp and the engine’s redline rises from 7,000 to 7,200 rpm.
The 911 Turbo S coupe accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the outgoing model.
The base 911 Turbo coupe hits 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top track speed of 198 mph – 2 mph faster than the previous model.
Porsche expects an improvement in fuel economy due to revisions to the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. The EPA has not announced fuel economy ratings on the 2017 Porsche 911.
Exterior upgrades include a redesigned front end with side air blades and restyled headlights. All models get new 20-inch wheels.
The Sport Chrono package, which includes a “Sport Response” button, is now standard on all 911 models. This feature adjusts the engine and transmission “for the best possible responsiveness,” Porsche said.
The Porsche Stability Management system in the 2017 911 Turbo models now features a new Sport Mode, providing a “higher threshold” for driving before the stability control kicks in.
Key 911 competitors include the Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type.
Edmunds says: The 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S promise to be among the scene-stealers at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, thanks to a number of desirable upgrades.