Porsche has revealed the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo (facelift) and 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S (facelift) and announced that both models will premiere at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
The facelifted models have a new front fascia with tweaked air intakes and new lower grille and LED daytime running lights. On the sides, there are new 20-inch wheels wrapped in 9 J x 20 tyres at the front and 11.5 J x 20 tyres at the rear; the wider tyres were already available on the 911 Turbo S before. The new door handles come without plastic shell inserts like on the 911 Carrera models. At the rear, there are new tail lights, a new engine lid and a revised rear bumper.
The interior sees the addition of new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system. There’s also a new GT sport steering wheel of 360 mm in diameter. Its design has been adopted from the Porsche 918 Spyder and has a rotary ring with stepped positions for selecting the preferred driving mode from the four available – Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual.
The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) now includes a new PSM mode. A short press of the PSM button on the centre console puts the car in “a very sporty mode” independent of the selected driving programme, and a long press of the same button deactivates this mode. Both models can be equipped with lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle that allows the driver to increase the ground clearance by 40 mm at the front lip spoiler at low speeds.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S are powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine. The bi-turbo engine has been upgraded to produce 397 kW (540 hp) in the the 911 Turbo and 427 kW (580 hp) in the 911 Turbo S. The 911 Turbo S Coupe can hit 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and go further to hit a top speed of 330 km/h – 12 km/h higher than before, while the 911 Turbo can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and hit a top speed of 320 km/h – 5 km/h higher than before.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo will be launched in Germany at the end of January 2016.
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo – Prices*
911 Turbo – €174,669
911 Turbo Cabriolet – €187,759
911 Turbo S – €202,872
911 Turbo S Cabriolet – €215,962
*Inclusive of VAT
More information is available in the press release embedded below the image gallery.