The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is almost as fast as the running McLaren 720S

The new 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S elevates the new 911 to the supercar realm that offers mind-blowing performance in a fairly modest package. Variants of the Porsche 911 Turbo have traditionally been giant killers hitting well above their weight class, and this tradition continues with the latest generation 992. During a test on the track, the Auto BILD Sportscars team saw impressive figures from their 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine that produces 640 horsepower (477kW) and 590 pound-feet (800nm) of torque. This impressive engine uses the same intake manifolds as the previous generation 991 911 GT2 RS for better airflow, piezo injectors, and a completely redesigned cooling system compared to the previous generation 911 Turbo. The ingenious engineering implemented by Porsche designers has created a modern supercar that kills the Porsche 911 Turbo, which continues to raise the performance potential of a 911.

The powerful Flat-6 of the 911 Turbo S is mated to a reinforced 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that delivers ultra-fast shifting while handling the robust torque of this twin-turbocharged engine. This impressive transmission sends power to all four wheels through a unique all-wheel drive system, which allows the 911 Turbo S to set some impressive acceleration times. Porsche claims that the 911 Turbo S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph.

Theoretically, the 911 Turbo S is impressive, but it turns out that the 911 Turbo S is even more impressive on the track. The Auto BILD Sportscars team saw a 0-100 kmph (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds, which beats Porsche’s quoted time. In a fast lap of the Sachsenring in Germany, the 992 911 Turbo S is only a second slower than a McLaren 720S.