640-HP 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Now the Second-Quickest Car We've Tested

Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver
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The Porsche 911 Turbo S 2021 achieved a time of 2.2 seconds between zero and 60 miles per hour in the car and driver test.
It also raced the quarter mile in 10.1 seconds at 137 mph.
The 992-generation Turbo S is powered by a 3.7-liter, twin-turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche's performance requirements are often modest. When they unveiled the 2021 911 Turbo S, the German automaker bragged about a 2.6-second sprint to 60 mph and said it would fly the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. In the old Turbo S, we managed a run of 2.6 seconds to 60 mph, 0.2 seconds before Porsche's original claim, but this time we lost four tenths of a second in the new car and reached 60 mph in the 992 generation 911 Turbo S in just 2.2 seconds.
Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver
In order to get off to such a quick start to 100 km / h, we put the Turbo S in Sport mode - not in Sport Plus, as it uses the entire active aerodynamics - and the sport traction in Porsche Stability Management (PSM). The launch control in Sport mode keeps RPM at around 4000, but we pressed the Sport Response button in the center of the steering wheel-mounted drive mode dial to jump to just over 5000 RPM. Then we released the brake and raced to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, only a tenth of a second behind the hybrid hypercar Porsche 918 Spyder.
Jumping off the line is almost effortless for the 911 Turbo S - we got to 30 mph in 0.9 seconds - due to its improved all-wheel drive system that can deliver up to 368 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Thanks to its larger turbos with variable turbine geometry, the 3.7-liter six-cylinder has 60 hp more and 37 lb-ft more torque than its predecessor. The result is 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which also helped the S cover the quarter mile at 137 mph in 10.1 seconds.
The 918 Spyder is the fastest car we've ever tested, and it costs almost a million dollars. Right behind is the 911 Turbo S valued at $ 204,850. So this is a steal if you think about it. Then there are the Lamborghini Huracán Performante (2.3 seconds) and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Tesla Model S Performance with Cheetah mode, both of which raced to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
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