Production Years: 2010-2013 | Generation: 997.2 | Units built: unknown
Engine: 3.8L twin turbo flat-6 | Power: 530 hp | 0 – 60 mph: 2.9 s | Top Speed: 195 mph
The 997 Turbo S is on our list because even today it is a super-fast, comfortable and luxurious car that still looks modern and can still destroy most new cars in the performance stakes. It had aged the best out of all the 911s from that same era and can be bought a relatively bargain price these days in the used car market. While more recent Turbo and Turbo S models are clearly faster, this is our favorite Turbo model in recent history.
By 2010 it was clear the GT model cars were designed for track supremacy and Porsche invested more money in making the Turbo and Turbo S models more luxurious and perfect for daily driving.
The Turbo S has all the goodies people recommend you choose on the regular Turbo. Things like dynamic engine mounts, brake-based torque-vectoring, ceramic brakes, and the Sport Chrono package and launch control are all standard. The dual clutch PDK gearbox is the only gearbox choice.
Performance is staggering (even by today’s standards). 0 to 60 mph is an astonishing 2.9 seconds, and top speed is 195 mph. The Sport Chrono package works perfectly and in sport mode with the chassis is stiffened by way of the active suspension, the Turbo S is perfect for a back-road blast.
Want a daily driver that can destroy your friends Tesla S and still be a legitimate sports car on weekends? This is the Porsche for you.