Heart and Soul
The new Porsche 911 Turbo S rounds out the boxer engine family. The newcomer, equipped with two VTG turbochargers, joins a long and illustrious pantheon of predecessors. It embodies the passion and emotion, acumen and expertise of over seventy years of sports car design.
911 Turbo S: Fuel consumption combined 11.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 254 g/km A glance at the range of options amply demonstrates the point: four or six cylinders, naturally aspirated engine or turbo, between two and four liters of displacement, from 250 to 640 hp (911 Turbo S: Fuel consumption combined 11.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 254 g/km) of power, and torques between 310 and 800 Nm.
One thing that all members of the boxer family have in common is their cylinder spacing: invariably 118 millimeters. Within the cylinders, pistons with diameters of 91 and 102 millimeters do their duty. Together with the number of cylinders, this results in five different displacements and nine power levels in the 718 and 911 model lines. With a pool of identical parts that are used without modification in all model lines, as well as components with similar design principles, the result is a wealth of synergies in the fundamental engine design toolbox. The result is typical Porsche: because all boxer engines bear the same genes and despite their different characters, they’re all equally efficient, emotional, and driven to perform.
The new turbo engine delivers astonishing power.
Text by Thorsten Elbrigmann
Apr 06, 2020 at 10:06