TechArt decided to have their way with the Porsche 911 Turbo S TechArt. Now, for those of you who are not familiar with Porsche nomenclature, the more they add, the better. Porsche 911 is a gem of the entire industry, a car that has lasted for more than 50 years now. Add to this the “Turbo” mark and you get the forced induction model that has been raising hell since the 930. And add the “S” and you get the ultimate version of the Turbo. And then they let the TechArt guys improve it further.
The result is the white beast from the images below. The first view reveals new 20” alloy wheels and a very prominent aerokit which includes stuff like diffuser, front, rear and roof spoilers and sideskirts. The blue strip as a final touch reveals that this is not a common 911 Turbo S, if such a thing exists at all.
The sound is also different. The exhaust has flaps which make it possible to choose the sound of the car depending on whether you wish to not wake up your neighbors as you are pulling away early in the morning, or scare the bones in a driver far ahead on the Autobahn.
The exhaust actually gives a good impression of the improvements under the hood. The power is increased to 620 hp and 880 Nm of torque, so the top speed is now at 328 km/h. The acceleration is a special story. Porsche has been known to be fairly conservative with their representations of acceleration figures, for some reason. Numerous real world tests often show that the car is faster than the factory says and TechArt have done the same. Their 0-100 km/h time of 2.8 seconds is amazing as it is, but the first unofficial test conducted by GT Spirit gave the 2.6 seconds figure. Anyway, the biggest difference is not measured in bits of a second, but in the torque. The additional 130 Nm of thrust mean that the car pulls a lot easier from higher speeds. You will not notice the difference of a 0.2 seconds, but the feeling of a car pulling confidently from well above 200 km/h is a different story.