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Porsche adds power and prestige to new 911 Turbo S Exclusive

Porsche adds power and prestig...
Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive in Golden Yellow Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive in Golden Yellow Metallic
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Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive in Golden Yellow Metallic
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Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive in Golden Yellow Metallic
The new Exclusive model has an extra 25 hp compared to the regular Turbo S
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The new Exclusive model has an extra 25 hp compared to the regular Turbo S
Porsche has redesigned the rear as compared to the Turbo S
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Porsche has redesigned the rear as compared to the Turbo S
The 598-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive
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The 598-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive has carbon-weave stripes
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The 911 Turbo S Exclusive has carbon-weave stripes
Inside, the black and yellow are reversed 
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Inside, the black and yellow are reversed 
Inside the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive 
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Inside the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive 
Door sill lettering
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Door sill lettering
Porsche Exclusive badges 
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Porsche Exclusive badges 
20-in center-lock wheels
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20-in center-lock wheels
The available matching chronograph
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The available matching chronograph
Exclusive buyers can also add a Porsche Design luggage set
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Exclusive buyers can also add a Porsche Design luggage set
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You don't sell a million cars if you're not willing to work hard attracting customers, and Porsche is never one to shy away from creating new model variants to bring in new faces (and old faces that need the latest car). The all-new Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive is positioned at bringing in buyers who want a little more turbo power mixed with a touch more luxury and "exclusivity." Available to the tune of 500 units, this special-edition Turbo S has a touch more power, quickness and style.

The new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe – the proper name the new car prefers strangers and work associates to use – debuts as the most powerful Turbo S ever, packing 598 hp and 553 lb-ft of 3.8-liter flat-six twin-turbo might. That torque figure is the same as the standard Turbo S, but power is up by 25 hp. All-wheel drive distributes output to all four corners.

The added power, coupled with the standard Sport Chrono package, puts 60 mph (96.5 km/h) within the Exclusive's grasp in 2.8 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.6 seconds. Top speed comes at 205 mph (330 km/h), and the active suspension management, dynamic chassis control and rear-axle steering ensure that the coupe is on point no matter what the pavement is doing below.

The Turbo S Exclusive (we're on an informal name basis now) doesn't pack its added power and performance quietly – it looks the part. The dazzling, exclusive Golden Yellow Metallic paint is a complete eye-catcher, and the carbon-weave stripes only serve to hold the eye longer. The black 20-in center-lock wheels have Golden Yellow Metallic highlights, and buyers can choose to shade the calipers of the ceramic-composite brake system matching black/yellow, too. The rear fascia has been redesigned, and "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" badges appear on the fenders.

Inside the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive 
Inside the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive 

The yellow-and-black color play continues inside but in reverse. Black dominates the upholstery and trim, including the perforated leather of the 18-way adjustable sport seats. Yellow double stripes climb the seats and roll down the Alcantara roof lining, and yellow thread stitches materials together. Carbon fiber trim features throughout, including on the door sill guards that play backdrop to the illuminated "Exclusive Series" designations. There's also a numbered plate on the passenger side.

For those that don't dig the whole bumblebee look, Porsche will also offer other color options.

The available matching chronograph
The available matching chronograph

Customers who find that they still have a few thousand dollars burning a hole in their pockets after dropping US$257,500 on one of the 500 Turbo S Exclusive cars will be able to add a titanium Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, structured and painted to match the car. Porsche does not have a final US price for the chronograph just yet, but it's charging close to 10,000 (US$11,200) in Germany, so it won't be a cheap car-chrono two-fer. Each customer will be able to order the watch to spec from the dealer at the time of car order.

Source: Porsche

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2 comments
guzmanchinky
These are amazing cars for sure. But just a little bit boring looking for being such a hyperexotic. Germans tend to understate, so that might be a big part of it.
WarrenHarding
Wow. That's almost as quick as a Tesla 5 seater! :-)