The base Porsche 911 Turbo has been revealed, but its price tag and performance are anything but basic.
With 427kW of power and 750Nm of torque from its turbocharged 3.8-litre flat six engine, the entry-level Turbo sprints to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Remember, this isn’t even the fastest one.
Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Porsche says the PDK has been retuned in the Turbo compared to the Turbo S.
Porsche is allowing owners to bring their base Turbo closer to the big Turbo S daddy than ever before. A sport chassis option will be offered on the base car for the first time, as will a noisier sports exhaust.
From early 2021, the Turbo will be available with a Lightweight Design package to shed 30kg from its kerb weight. It subs the 14-way powered front seats for lightweight buckets, deletes the rear seats, and packs less sound insulation for a noisier, more raucous experience inside.
A Sports Package will also be offered, bringing a stylised Sport Design exterior, black and carbon trim pieces, and unique taillights.
Australian cars will feature heated seats, lane-change assist, keyless entry and start, parking sensors and a surround-view camera, auto-folding side mirrors, and DAB digital radio.
As with the Turbo S, the Turbo features a dazzling array of active aerodynamic elements on the outside, from the auto-deploying front splitter to the pop-up rear spoiler.
Options include adaptive cruise control, LED matrix headlights, night vision assist, and a Burmester surround-sound audio system.
Pricing starts at $396,500 before on-road costs for the Coupe and $417,500 for the Cabriolet.