The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, which come in familiar, understated coupe and cabriolet body styles, are the pinnacle of the automaker’s most revered nameplate. At their heart—albeit located in their tails—is a twin-turbo 3.7-liter flat-six that develops 573 horsepower in the Turbo and 640 in the Turbo S. Along with spine-tingling yawps at stratospheric rpm, the engine delivers neck-snapping acceleration. After all, the 911 Turbo S is among the quickest cars we’ve ever tested.

When your entire brand is based on one core model and its abilities, perfection is an ever-fleeting goal and improvements must always be made to retain the loyalty of those who love the brand. In the case of BMW, that perfect benchmark model is the BMW M3. With Porsche, it’s the 911.

With 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo boxer-six, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is certainly more powerful, and the 572-hp Turbo is hardly a sluggard, either. It’s a perfect super sports car against rivals like the Mercedes-AMG GT. Wanna know how perfect? Keep reading.

For 2022, the only change to the 911 Turbo impacts its infotainment system, with the addition of the company’s latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). It now has more features for Apple products, such as the arrival of wireless CarPlay. Plus, Android Auto is now included for the first time. The navigation system has also been updated and can process routes faster. Porsche says the voice-recognition software better recognizes instructions, too.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Hanging out in the rear of both the Turbo and Turbo S is a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six engine that makes up to 640 horsepower in the more powerful of the two variants; the regular Turbo model makes 572 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, and shifts are handled by an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.6 seconds for the Turbo S, but at our test track, it blasted to 60 in just 2.2 seconds.

Aside from the explosive acceleration, the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo exhibits insane levels of cornering grip and strong brakes, making it a true performance powerhouse. The cabriolet variants are slightly heavier than the coupe, but the drop-top Turbo S we drove proved equally thrilling.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Regardless of body style or engine output, the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S are both rated at 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. We tested a coupe on our 75-mph fuel-economy route, and it earned 27 mpg on the highway. For more information about the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

As with all 911 models, the Turbo and Turbo S are technically four-seaters, although the rear seats aren’t usable by adults. The cabin mirrors that of the entry-level 911 Carrera models but with racier trim, more expensive options, and plenty of standard technology features such as a reconfigurable digital gauge display. The 911 comes with a front trunk that holds two carry-on suitcases and the rear-seat backs fold forward to create a large flat cargo area in the coupe model; in our testing, we were able to fit six carry-on cases behind the front seats.

Infotainment and Connectivity

In addition to digital gauges in front of the driver, the 911 Turbo and Turbo S come standard with the same infotainment system as lesser 911s. The large touchscreen now runs Porsche’s latest software, which includes additional features and improved functionality. A premium audio system from Bose is standard, and a Burmester stereo is optional, too. There’s also wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as subscription services for SiriusXM satellite radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo can be ordered with several high-tech driver-assistance features including adaptive cruise control and night vision. For more information about the 911 Turbo’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

Photos

2021-2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Rear-Facing View

2021-2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Side View

2021-2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Forward Vision

2021-2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Driver Chair

2021-2022 Porsche 911 Turbo Dashboard

Full Specifications

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

VEHICLE TYPE
rear-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE AS TESTED
$216,050 (base price: $204,850)

ENGINE TYPE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block, and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement
229 in3, 3746 cm3
Power
640 hp @ 6750 rpm
Torque
590 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed dual-clutch automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 16.5-in vented, cross-drilled ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled ceramic disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4, F: 255/35ZR-20 (93Y) NA1 R: 315/30ZR-21 (105Y) NA1

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 96.5 in
Length: 178.5 in
Width: 74.8 in
Height: 50.9 in
Passenger volume: 74 ft3
Cargo volume: 5 ft3
Curb weight: 3646 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 2.2 sec
100 mph: 5.3 sec
130 mph: 8.9 sec
150 mph: 12.5 sec
180 mph: 21.4 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.7 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.4 sec
1/4 mile: 10.1 sec @ 137 mph
Top speed (drag limited): 205 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 139 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 284 ft
Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.10 g
Standing-start accel times omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 17/15/20 mpg

C/D TESTING EXPLAINED

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