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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: Detroit Auto Show

What Is It?

The high-performance 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and the higher-performance 911 Turbo S have been officially unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Offering several updates compared to last year’s versions, the latest 911 Turbo models bring even more speed to the top of the 911 range.

The most important change for the 2017 model year is a slight increase in horsepower. Specifically, the 911 Turbo goes from last year’s 520 hp to an even more muscular 540 hp, while the Turbo S jumps from 560 hp to a monstrous 580 hp. Porsche says the changes are due to redesigned intake ports, new fuel injectors and higher fuel pressure.

Beyond changes under the hood, the 911 Turbo also boasts a slightly new look for the latest model year, adopting more aggressive front and rear bumper designs. Of course, with more hp comes improved acceleration times; Porsche says the latest 911 Turbo will now reach 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds on its way to a 198-mph top speed — an increase of 2 mph compared to last year.

How Much?

The 911 Turbo starts at $160,200 with shipping, while the Turbo S is $189,100. The Turbo Cabriolet is $172,500, while the Turbo S Cabriolet is $201,400. All those prices are up between $5,000 and $9,000 compared to last year’s models.

When Can You Get It?

April 2016

Add It to Your Shopping List Because…

Do you really need a reason to add the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo to your shopping list? Featuring jaw-dropping performance, head-turning styling and a long list of standard equipment, the 911 Turbo is one of the most capable, dynamic and exciting sports cars around. Although we (obviously) haven’t driven the 2017 model, updates for the latest model year will only enhance its appeal to shoppers interested in an ultra-high-performance sports car.

Other Cars to Consider

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB — If you’re interested in a 911 Turbo, the amazing 660-hp Ferrari 488 GTB is also worth a look, and maybe even a purchase assuming you can get on the car’s long waiting list.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan — The wildly styled Lamborghini Huracan starts around $240,000 with shipping, offering 602 hp, standard all-wheel drive and breathtaking look-at-me styling.

2017 McLaren 570S — The baby McLaren 570S packs a potent 562 hp, placing it directly in contention with the 911 Turbo. Pricing will reportedly be similar, too. The only drawback: The 570S isn’t quite on sale yet, and it won’t reach dealers for a few more months.

Used Ferrari 458 Italia — If you prefer more exotic styling than the 911 Turbo offers, consider a used version of the high-performance Ferrari 458 Italia, which boasts a lightning-quick dual-clutch transmission and nearly 600 hp.

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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