With all models having 0-60 times of under 3 seconds, the fastest Porsches you can get your hands on are the Porsche 911 Turbo models. But they offer more than speed and agility around corners, making you wonder why you waited so long to get one. The 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo kickstarts the 911 Turbo range with a mind-boggling 572 horsepower and a superb all-wheel-drive system to handle those ponies. Also, it has all the driver assists to tame the 911 Turbo's wild reputation, giving you the confidence to push it to over 200 mph. What's fascinating is that Porsche was even daring enough to make a more hardcore version of the 911 Turbo, the 911 Turbo S. One of the main concepts that Porsche engineers had when designing the 911 Turbo was to give it incredible performance whilst being comfortable and fully suitable for everyday use. The car's styling, posh interior, and practicality speak volumes of this, and there's no reason you shouldn't buy one. Now that we've come to that, How much is a 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo? Porsche will require you to pay a starting price of approximately $185,350 when buying yours from factory. But you might spend twice as much if you can't resist the numerous customization options. That starting price is, however, expected to increase to nearly $200,000 for the 2024 911 Turbo, so there's no better time to buy a 911 Turbo than now.
In 1975, Porsche introduced the first 911 Turbo, also known as the 930 Turbo, and as the name suggests, it was the first turbocharged production 911 with around 260 horsepower. Porsche initially intended for it to be a Porsche 934 homologation special limited to 400 units, but they ended up making 18,770 930 911 Turbos between 1975 and 1989 with a new 3.3-liter engine replacing the 3.0-liter in 1978. The 930 911 Turbo soon earned itself the nickname "The Widowmaker" as it was too fast, and its unpredictable handling proved too much even for experienced drivers, especially in tight corners. Turbo lag was the biggest flaw in the 930 turbo as the turbos wouldn't spool up until mid RPMs when the driver was halfway into a corner. The boost increase would abruptly send power to the rear wheels, resulting in uncontrollable torque. This forced the car to spin out on mountain cliffs or city streets, hitting street lights or electricity poles. After 1989, the 911 Turbo didn't return until 1990, with the name boldly stamped at the rear of the 964 911 Turbo. It initially featured the 930 Turbo's 3.3-liter engine with 320 horsepower and later a 3.6-liter turbocharged engine from the Carrera 964 Carrera, making 355 horsepower.
The 964 911 Turbo paved the way for the 993 Turbo with a staggering 408 horsepower, but it was nothing close to what its predecessor, the 996 911 Turbo, was capable of. Like they've always done with high-performance 911s, Porsche lifted the 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged 420 horsepower engine from the Le Mans's winning 911 GT1 and put it in the 996 911 Turbo. It was the first Porsche to get Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and a multi-plate clutch system. Porsche made two more 911 Turbo generations, the 997 911 Turbo and 991 911 Turbo, before the current 992 911 Turbo, which takes after most of its predecessors. For example, it has the driving thrill of the 930 Turbo but superb handling from the 996 911 Turbo. What else makes the 992 911 Turbo Unique?
The 2023 911 Turbo's unrivaled performance earns it a spot among the best sports cars. Taking no prisoners, it outperforms vehicles in its own class and doesn't spare supercars and hypercars as powerful as they come. The best part is that it does all this while still being stylish, practical, and comfortable to drive without sacrificing anything in the name of being lightweight and other reasons car manufacturers will use to deny you air conditioning rear seats and cup holders. Speaking of cup holders, what is the interior of the 911 Turbo like? Luxury is never a comfort feature enjoyed in performance sports cars and supercars, but the 911 Turbo has plenty of it. It starts with the interior, finished to a high quality with enhanced ergonomics, and the fine details on the exterior that separate the 911 Turbo from other 911 models and its competition.
The Porsche 911 has always been an excellent driver's car, but the 2023 911 Turbo is among the few that have proven to be a cut above ordinary 911s. Power comes from Porsche's invincible flat-six engine, and in the 911 Turbo, it's twin-turbocharged, sending 572 horsepower to all wheels via an 8-speed automatic PDK transmission. With the amount of power that it has, we won't complain about the 911 Turbo lacking a manual transmission option.
How fast is a Porsche 911 Turbo? Porsche states that it will do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, but there have been instances where it has done it in less than 2.5 seconds, and on prepped surfaces, expect it to do less than that. Top speed maxes out at 205 miles per hour, higher than most of its competition. To put it into context, the Lamborghini Huracan STO tops out at 192 mph and has a slower 0-60 time than the 911 Turbo by three-tenths of a second. Underneath that stunning body, Porsche used a lightweight McPherson strut suspension at the front and an aluminum multi-link suspension at the rear, both with anti-roll bars to improve ride stability. The chassis also contributes to the 911 Turbo's excellent handling, being made of lightweight steel, aluminum, and magnesium.
Outside, the 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo displays an elegant design with a harmonious Blend of Classic and Modern design elements. Even a first glance will have you breaking your neck looking back at one parked on the street or cruising on the road.
As standard, you can pick between white, black, Guard's Red, and Racing Yellow at no extra cost. We'd pick the Racing Yellow, but the Ruby Star Neo or Shark Blue under Porsche's Special Colors would better suit the 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo. It's no secret that wheels make a car look better despite the paint, and in the 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo, you have five options to choose from, each available in 20 or 21 inches. The standard multi-spoke wheels look better, no lie, but the 5-spoke Exclusive Manufaktur Exclusive Design wheels give the 911 Turbo a classic yet modern, aesthetically appealing look.
The 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo's interior is crafted to deliver high-quality ambiance and enhanced ergonomics with a touch of luxury, and we love it. Starting with the seats, you get leather Sports Seats as standard with four-way electric adjustability and a memory package. If these don't work for you, and we wonder why you wouldn't love them, you can opt for the Full carbon bucket seats, Sports Seats Plus with 4-way adjustability, or Adaptive Sports Seats with 18-way adjustability and memory package.
Looking at Porsche's interior color customization options for the 2023 911 Turbo, there's no reason you should have a bland interior. You can switch the seat colors from the standard black leather to Graphite Blue or Slate grey and select matching stitching. The two mentioned colors are not the only ones you get. There's also Bordeaux Red and two-tone colors, Black and Mojave Beige. Like other 911s, Porsche offers special interior Packages for the 2023 911 Turbo. These are the Exclusive Manufaktur and Leather interior Heritage Design Pure, and they add unique color-matching options for the seats and interior trims. If you want your 2023 911 Turbo's interior to stand out, we highly recommend skipping other color options and going for a Manufaktur or Leather interior Heritage Design Pure.
Porsche equipped the 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo with tech features designed to deliver safety, comfort, and everyday practicality. These range from the compulsory four-wheel ABS and traction control to the more advanced features such as night vision assist, lane change assist, remote park assist, and adaptive cruise control, which is surprisingly not standard.
In the interior, a 10.9-inch touchscreen display is embedded in the middle of the dashboard, offering Apple CarPlay as standard, but Android Auto will also come as standard in the 2024 model. Distributing media sound output in the 911 Turbo's cabin is a 570-watt 12-speaker Bose Surround Sound System, which can be traded for the 855-watt Burmester High-end Surround Sound System.
The 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo defies the laws of engineering and shows how good a car can be if made correctly. It shows you don't have to shell out high amounts to have the best-performing supercar or sports car. In the face of the 911 Turbo, nothing, including high-end supercars and some hypercars that dare to measure up against it, stands a chance. For around $185,000, you can get a spanking new 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo from Porsche, but you have to play the waiting game before your car gets delivered. But if you prefer driving off with one today, you can buy one through us. Check out our Porsche 911 listings; you might find your perfect dream spec. When first unveiled, the 991 911 Turbo broke barriers, set records, and proved itself to be the underdog that no one expected, beating high-performance sports cars in its class and some hypercars. Sure, it might not be as performance or track-oriented as the GT3 and GT3 RS, but it's an all-better car to a considerable extent.
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