Porsche 911 Turbo S-Supercars has always been something the Italians have managed to do best. Designing a supercar requires passion and creativity on a much greater scale. The driving experience matters the most with high-speed performance coming in next. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini have been the Italian Flare Kings producing dream machines that come out straight from a fantasy where there are no limits. Proper Thoroughbreds they are purpose-built as mile munchers and circuit cruisers. After all, the Italians came up with the iconic Mid Engine Rear Drive layout, a layout still in massive use today. So what are the Germans doing here? Especially, the makers of the people’s car? Easy. They are here to make the greatest supercar there ever has been. But before you press the back button laughing, just bear with the article, I’m sure you’d be impressed.
The Porsche 911 has been that one special kid when it comes to a supercar. Origins going back to the First Gen VW Beetle, it also used the same principles as the Beetle with a Rear Engine Rear Drive Layout. This proved to be unsafe at first but Porsche learned with experience so much that it’s now considered as a milestone. The new 992 Turbo S is a 911 that certainly looks like a dream unlike the past generation but has a functional appeal to it. The design has rather evolved than implementing something new. The same is the case with interior, high equipment level but simple yet quality ergonomics. We are more interested in the engine which is a 3800cc Flat Six Twin Turbo. This engine has managed to churn 650 BHP & 800 nm of Torques. Options of a 7 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifts are available. 100 comes up in a jaw-dropping 2.6 Seconds and screams through 340 KPH. Complimenting this is a brilliant chassis with Porsche’s brilliant driving modes and four-wheel Drive with Four Wheel Steering. What is even more surprising is just how well mannered it is in normal day to day driving as it is on the Autobahn or a race track. But the sensation it offers once you drive like it’s built to do, the sensation is insane. It seriously goes to its top speed effortlessly. The engine loves to be revved and offers power right through the 7000 RPM redline.
I have always been a 911 Fan Boy. I love the fact that the 911 can be daily driven around town while posting a blistering lap time at the BIC. It could even cruise on the Autobahn smoothly. It has everything that makes a supercar perfect. It has a simplistic approach with bigger arms for performance. It lacks the panache and the flair it’s competition readily offers but it must also be noted that the 911 is cheaper and better built. Supercars tend to be mad and they should be, it’s their main selling point. But while most of them are all show and no go, the Porsche is certainly all show and all go.