911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Officially Revealed
Porsche has officially revealed the new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series at an exclusive global event in the UK…
On Thursday evening at an event at Highclere Castle, the location used for filming TV’s Downton Abbey, Porsche revealed its most powerful and unique 911 Turbo S ever. The Turbo S Exclusive Series is limited to 500 units worldwide, and comes from Porsche Exclusive, which has been renamed Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, Porsche’s in-house workshop specialising in bespoke Porsche modifications.
With 607hp, 27hp more than a standard Turbo S, the new car’s 3.8-litre, six-cylinder engine uses Porsche’s Variable Turbo Geometry turbo technology, it produces a whopping 553 lb ft torque, yet hits 62mph in the same time (2.9 seconds) as the standard Turbo S. It does however achieve 0-124mph faster than the standard car, in 9.3 seconds (0.3 seconds quicker). But moreover it is a car that showcases what is possible when it comes to making your Porsche individual, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur tailors, by hand, Porsche cars to customer wishes, as well as being responsible for limited edition series offerings.
The big statement with this car is the Golden Yellow Metallic paintwork, a special mix created for this very vehicle, but look beyond that at the details and you’ll see there’s more to this 911 than a gold paint job. Behind the black 20-inch centre lock wheels you’ll see, for the first time, black PCCB callipers with the Porsche logo in Golden Yellow Metallic. PASM and Sport Chrono are standard, so too rear-axle steering and PDCC chassis control.
Carbon is used liberally in this car’s construction, the bonnet, roof and side skirts are all crafted from the lightweight material, the roof is said to be borrowed from the upcoming 991 GT2 RS. A Turbo Aerokit, new rear apron, ram-air scoop (also in carbon) and an exhaust system with twin black tailpipes also feature. The front wings are home to Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur badges.
Inside you’ll find further unique touches; the 18-way adjustable sports seats are covered in two layers of perforated leather, with stitching in contrasting Golden Yellow, the roof lining is Alcantara. Further badging, this time a plate featuring the limited edition number of the car, is found on the passenger’s side of the cabin. The carbon kick plates are illuminated with Exclusive Series lettering.
What’s more, for the first time ever, Porsche customers can also have a matching chronograph watch from Porsche Design, the look of which matches their Exclusive Series car. It is the first sign of closer ties between Porsche and Porsche Design since the latter recently became a wholly owned subsidiary of the former. Just like the vehicle, the watch is limited to 500 units, but you’ll need to buy the car in order to own one.
Made of lightweight titanium, its black titanium carbide coating is said to emphasise its sporty design. The carbon dial is taken from the striking carbon weave stripes on the 911, and it is finished in the very same paint used on the vehicle. The rotor design is modelled on the car’s wheels. The movement is all-new, freshly developed by Porsche Design. Further accessories are also available – the leather Exclusive Series luggage set has been developed especially for customers who buy a vehicle from the limited production run. Two holdalls, a day and suit bag all fit perfectly in to the 911’s nose.
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is priced at £186,916. The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series starts at £8,700. Further details of the luggage set, including prices, are available from any Porsche Centre.