When launched, the 997.2 Turbo S added 40bhp and £20,000 to the standard Turbo’s already eye-wateringly performance statistics: 530 BHP maximum output, 0 – 60 mph acceleration in 3.1 seconds, and 0 – 100 mph in 7.1 seconds. Top speed increased to 197 miles per hour where conditions safely allow.
The engine received a nominal 1.0 bar of boost, (against 0.8 bar on the regular Turbo), along with lightly modified turbocharger vanes and a carbon fibre air manifold to endow the S with a continuous 516 lb/ft. of torque which was 37 lb/ft. more than the Turbo. The S also gained Porsche’s excellent seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, with paddle shift behind the steering wheel, and Sport Chrono Plus package for more spirited throttle, damper and stability control settings at the press of a button. Other developments included the latest 911 Turbo’s four-wheel drive hardware and Porsche Torque Vectoring, which varied the drive to each individual rear wheel for more neutral cornering and spectacular traction. Despite its phenomenal performance, it is also an easy car to drive in all conditions.
Our 997.2 Turbo S was originally delivered new to the first keeper in December 2011 by Porsche Stuttgart Zuffenhausen, the home of Porsche. This C17 UK diplomatic spec car was initially collected directly from Porsche in Germany and then brought over to the United Kingdom. (The C17 Porsche code is used for UK military officer personnel stationed in Germany). The Turbo S has recently enjoyed a recent Porsche specification service which has included spark plugs and a new drive belt. The car also has a clear “rev range” test certificate.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.