The Porsche 911 Turbo S is one of the fastest cars you can buy. With each generation, Porsche somehow finds a way to improve the performance of the 911 Turbo S with the latest generation 992 representing Porsche’s last peak in acceleration. So what happens when you drag the new 992 911 Turbo S against its predecessor, the 991.2 Turbo S? Well, on paper we know the answer, but what happens in the real world?
The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S debuted in 2020 by replacing the previous generation 991.2 911 with a larger, more capable car. Many reviewers are complaining about the new car’s bloated size and updated styling, but you can’t dispute the insane performance of this hypercar killer.
The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6 engine that produces 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque. The insane flat-6 is mated to Porsche’s 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the pavement via an all-wheel drive system. With a claimed 0-60mph time of 2.6 seconds, the 911 Turbo S is blazingly fast out of the line.
It wasn’t that long ago that the 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S was one of the fastest cars on the road. Powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6 engine that produces 572 horsepower (427 kilowatts) and 516 lb-ft (700 Newton-meters) of torque. This turbocharged flat-6 uses a Porsches 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system for a claimed 0-60mph time of just 2.9 seconds.
The immense progress of the 911 Turbo S from one generation to the next is a staggering improvement. Seeing it in action on the drag track is more than awe-inspiring and showcases the rapid progress of modern performance cars.