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The most powerful Porsche 911 Turbo S is headed for SA - we have pricing and details

2020-04-16 10:07
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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Image: Porsche Media

Porsche's 911 has a longstanding history in the automotive world and has been the standard bearer for decades.

Over the years, different model names and types took the spot atop the 911 range, but for the last while it's been the Turbo and Turbo S.

That's if you discount the more hardcore models, like the GT3 RS.

In 2014, the Turbo made its debut and was followed up with the Turbo S.

A big feature on the cars then was Porsche's Active Aerodynamics (PAA), which allowed the vehicles to put their best foot forward when any of its driving modes were selected.

Such a success was PAA that every model in Porsche’s line-up now feature elements of it. Including the soon-to-be-launched all-electric Taycan.

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Image: Porsche Media

Speed and Performance

Dr Thomas Wiegand, Head of Aerodynamics Development at Porsche, said: "No other sports car reacts to different situations with such aerodynamic flexibility as the new 911 Turbo S. 

"The comprehensive expansion of the intelligent system in the 911 Turbo S makes it possible to achieve a much larger spread between the aerodynamic configurations for optimum driving dynamics and minimum drag. What is more, there is increased potential for the aerodynamic components to support specific driving dynamics demands in every driving situation."

In addition to the basic aerodynamic configurations on the 911 Turbo S, namely PAA Speed and PAA Performance, an Eco configuration has also been added.

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Image: Porsche Media

Different configurations and positions

The 911 Turbo S' front spoiler is also fitted with PAA technologies, which allows drivers to adjust it to their liking and needs. In its basic position, says Porsche, the spoiler lip is completely retracted and fixed to the car's underbody.

In PAA Speed, only the two outer areas of the front spoiler’s lip are extended. This allows for air to be channeled around the car and reduce lift on the front axle.

PAA Performance allows for the entire front spoiler to extend forward, creating maximum downforce on the front axle. The '911 Turbo S' logo is embossed in the middle of the front spoiler.

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The rear wing also allows for various settings and configurations. In PAA Performance II, for example, drag is reduced for speeds above 260km/h. It also decreases the load on the rear axle and tyres.

Porsche confirmed that the new 911 Turbo S is still scheduled for its South African debut in May this year, whilst pricing for the Coupé and Cabriolet is R3 771 000 and R3 956 000, respectively. A three-year/100 000km Driveplan is included in the price.

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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