Porsche Turbo S Is The Fastest…

2017 Porsche Turbo S

2017 Porsche Turbo S

There’s a long tunnel section from Tower Road to 294 North outside of Chicago, where we found no traffic.  Hit the Sports Response Button and it’s a birth canal into hyper speed. 140MPH in the blink of an eye, and the Porsche Turbo S was still 65MPH short of top end.

I’m not in the drivers seat yet, and friend and owner Steve Braverman just wanted to give me a little taste of what his newest machine could do before he handed it off to me.

At first glance, long time Porsche owners will find little new in the simple but well laid out interior.  Porsche has always had clean workman-like interiors, and this latest offer is no different. It’s handsome but luxurious in a Teutonic way.

But Porsche has placed some new tricks on the steering wheel that let you manipulate the space-time continuum, and for those who seek shot-from-a-cannon performance, the 2017 Porsche Turbo S is a howitzer.

A standard feature on all Turbo models now is the Sport Chrono Package with mode switch and centered in the mode switch is the Sport Response button.

Dial in your brand of fast with a rotary ring that lets the driver toggles from normal, sport, sport plus, or individual.

Sport Response Button

Sport Response Button

But pressing that center Sport Response button and the car automatically selects the right gear, allows the turbos to overboots for 20 seconds, and allows maximum acceleration at any speed..

Everybody will tell you this car is fast, but you have to drive it to understand.  Forget 0-60.  The new measure is 0-30, and the numbers are astonishing.  Beating the LaFerrari, Lamborghini Aventador, and its million dollar sister, the Porsche 918, the 2017 Porsche Turbo S tied the 2017 Tesla P100S in Ludicrous+ mode for jumping off the line.

Porsche Turbo S

201Porsche Turbo S

The 2017 911 Turbo S now makes 580 hp @ 7200 rpm, gets 20 miles per gallon around town, and is faster than snot.


Acceleration Times

Acceleration Times

As an aside, a Formula 1 car does 0-60 in about 2 seconds.  For really, really fast, an NHRA Top Fuel Dragster  goes from 0–60 in 0.8 seconds. In fact, the dragster is so fast that the rear wheels are going 60MPH by the time those rear wheels cross the starting line.

The 2017 Porsche Turbo S is going to set you back around $200,000 US, but unlike a more expensive Lamborghini, Ferrari or McLaren, you will use it more and pay a lot less, and the mechanical costs are likely to be negligible.

If you had to present a case in court for the best all around sports car in the world, argue for the 2017 Porsche Turbo S and the jury won’t be out for long.

As always, thanks to Steve Braverman for allowing me behind the wheel of his cars.


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Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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