Introduced in 1963 as the successor to the 356, Porsche’s 911 has long stood as the main flagship offering from the prestigious brand, as well as one of the most legendary automotive designs in history. Over the roughly half-century that’s followed, the Stuttgart firm has continuously refined the four-wheeled icon, introducing increasingly capable iterations of the 911, culminating in the release of the new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Offered as a convertible or coupe, the 2021 Turbo S features a new 3.8L six-cylinder boxer engine with dual VTG turbochargers and a redesigned intake. The horizontally-opposed mill makes 641hp and 590ft-lbs of torque — 68hp and 37ft-lbs more than the outgoing model. The Turbo S’s 205mph top speed goes unchanged for 2021, though a turbo-specific eight-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung or “Double coupling”) setup helps to shave 0.2-seconds off the Porsche’s 0-60mph time, with the 2021 model clocking runs in 2.6-seconds. Featuring revised, wider dimensions, the Porsche also sports an active aerodynamics system with active intake flaps, variable front spoiler, and active extended rear wing. The leather interior features a BOSE surround sound system, standard carbon fiber trim and silver accents, and the option for a two-tone interior available from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Pricing for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $203,500.