The Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S both gain an additional 20 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger impellers. The added power contributes to some exceptional performance numbers, including 0-60 mph times of 2.9 & 2.8 seconds for the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S respectively. Top speed has been increased as well, with 198 mph for the 911 Turbo (3 mph improvement) and 205 mph for the 911 Turbo S (7 mph improvement).
The new Turbos feature active aerodynamics, first introduced in the previous generation. While many cars utilize active aerodynamics with the rear wing, Porsche has a similar functionality with the front spoiler that can be extended in several stages. Both the front spoiler and rear wing are retracted in everyday driving, which also increases ground clearance in the front. When the car reaches 75 mph, the two outer segments of the three part front spoiler are extended, and the rear wing is extended one inch upward. These changes can also be made at the touch of a button, when the car is driving in Sport Plus Mode.
Also carried over from the previous generation is rear axle steering. Below 31 mph, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, giving them a tight turning circle. Above 50 mph, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction, effectively lengthening the car's wheelbase for greater stability. Steering response is improved, and less stress is placed on the chassis.
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