Porsche has unveiled the 2016 versions of its range-topping turbocharged 911 models ahead of their world premiere at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show in early 2016.
Available in both coupe and convertible, the 2016 Porsche Turbo and Turbo S get an improved 3.8 litre bi-turbo six cylinder that produces 397kW (up 14kW) and 427kW (up 15kW) respectively. Porsche claim the increase in power (which will get the Turbo S from 0-100km/h in a very nifty 2.9) comes from modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure, with the ‘S’ model also getting new turbochargers with larger compressors. Both versions also feature a new ‘dynamic boost’ function that improves engine response.
Visual changes have been kept to a minimum with an altered front bumper with reshaped air vents and narrow LED units, new 20-inch wheels with half an inch wider tires on the Turbo, different door handles, a redesigned engine lid, revised tail lamps, and a new rear bumper, complete with reshaped tail pipes.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will be launched in Australia in May 2016 with the following prices.
911 Turbo — $384,900 (up from $366,100)
911 Turbo Cabriolet — $406,400 (up from $396,000)
911 Turbo S — $456,500 (up from $444,500)
911 Turbo S Cabriolet — $478,000 (up from $466,500)
Source: Car Scoops.