Well, it had to happen one of these days and that day it today. The redesigned 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S are here! Of course, the new car rides on the new chassis that was introduced with the 2012 911 Carrera. Up front, you will find new all LED headlights, but there are many more visual updates at the business end (the rear). There you will find trapezoidal quad tail pipes that remind of the Panamera. There is also a mandatory Turbo “duck tail” rear wing with retractable element, and a couple of air outlets on the sides for good measure. Lets face it, with up to 560 horsepower from the Turbo S and all wheel drive, the rear end is all we are likely to see on the road as it passes.
Power comes from a 3.8 liter direct injected and twin turbo charged flat six. No huge surprises there. Perhaps, the biggest and saddest news is the lack of mention of an available manual transmission. Porsche states that both Turbo and Turbo S come with their 7-speed dual clutch automatic PDK. This is one great transmission, but purists will have keep their older 911 Turbos in addition to this 2014 model to enjoy the manual.
Another new feature on the 2014 model is rear wheel steering. This improves low speed manuverability and high speed agility, and it’s amazing that Porsche engineers were able to squeeze in the rear steering components back there. Thank goodness for the big hips. If you option your Turbo S the right way, then Porsche promises 0-60 MPH in about 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 MPH.
If you are having a hard time thinking of a good Holiday present for your dad or husband, then consider getting them the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo or S. The new car goes on sale at the end of calendar 2013, and pricing starts at $149,250 for the Turbo and $182,050 for the Turbo S.
Check out this fun TFLcar video mashup between the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Subaru BRZ:
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.