The 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S are both powered by a 3.8 litre bi-turbo six-cylinder engine, with the Turbo making 397kW (up 14kW) and the Turbo S producing 427kW (up 15kW).
Torque? Porsche doesn’t say, so stay tuned for that one... No mention either on the transmission, but the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is expected to carry over.
Porsche does say that the 0-100km/h times for both models have improved, with the Turbo needing 3.0 seconds to hit the mark and the Turbo S requiring a supercar-shaming 2.9 seconds.
That means both 911 Turbos are now 0.2 seconds faster to 100km/h, and they’re also faster at the top end with a new top speed of 320km/h for the Turbo (up 5km/h) and 330km/h for the Turbo S (up 12km/h).
The power increases have arrived through modified cylinder head inlet ports, new injector nozzles and higher fuel pressure in the Turbo, while the S gets new turbochargers with larger compressors.
Porsche reminds us that despite a change in turbos for the S, it is still the only carmaker to utilise turbochargers with variable turbine geometry in petrol engines.
The improved engine tech has also aided an improvement in fuel consumption, with both Turbo and Turbo S now rated at 9.1 l/100km for coupe models and 9.3 l/100km in the cabriolets - down 0.6 l/100km.
Further changes to the engines include a new dynamic boost function to improve engine response as part of Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package - which is standard. The Package also allows the driver to switch between Sport, Sport Plus, Individual and Normal driving modes.
Traction control settings are now switchable (including ‘off’) with a new Porsche Stability Management Sport Mode adapting traction control to “a very sporty mode” (says Porsche).
Wider wheels are now fitted to the Turbo, which gets the same-sized wheels as the Turbo S at 9x20-inch front and 11.5x20-inch at the rear.
Inside, the Turbo models get Porsche’s new Communication Management system which includes online navigation with real-time traffic information.
There’s also quicker connectivity for smartphones, and Apple CarPlay is standard.
Following their debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S are due to arrive in Australian showrooms by the middle of next year.
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Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
2016 PORSCHE 911 TURBO & TURBO S
- 911 Turbo - $384,900 (up $18,800)
- 911 Turbo S - $456,500 (up $12,000)
- 911 Turbo Cabriolet - $406,400 (up $10,400)
- 911 Turbo S Cabriolet - $478,000 (up $11,500)