There’s power that pushes you firmly to the seat, like you were being stamp-pressed in the backrest, and after that there’s the launch control on the Porsche 991Turbo S…
While the Type-991 Turbo S feels like any supercar under hard acceleration, from a standstill it pins you to the headrest before the tires start scraping the asphalt.Nobody, certainly not TAG Motorsports owner, Alex Andonian, is complaining, although it’s an uncanny sensation, one who doesn’t jibe with what our senses expect. Knocking out sub-3sec runs to 60mph isn’t something he does regularly, generally keeping the auto in Eco Mode while driving, but he’ll indulge himself occasionally, just to remind him what type of Porsche weapon he drives.
His Porsche 991 Turbo S will be theThe TechArt parts were pre-production prototypes from the German tuner’s first show car, although not only was the automobile new.
The TechArt kit included a fresh front lip, which won’t interfere with the Porsche speed-activated spoiler. There wereIn accordance with TAG Motorsports, the Tech Art pieces fitted precisely, adding a dose more aggression without diluting the stock car’s core design.
Inside, the stock steering wheel has got the TechArt Paddle Shift Upgrade kit, which alters the downshift action from a push to a pull motion, like most other paddle shifters.
Underneath are TechArt coil springs to support the stock electronic dampers. Tag Motorsports also opted for TechArt’s front lift kit that raises the nose as much as 65mm at the touch of a button to achieveWhenever you enter a Porsche 991, you realize just how far the current car has come looking at the older siblings; how it no more looks or feels like a regular 911. Featuring its wide center console, you could be in a Cayman or Panamera. But familiarity returns after you fire the 3.8-liter flat-six and listen to it settle into its trademark drumbeat idle.
The TAG Motorsports Porsche 991 Turbo S was designed with an AWE Tuning exhaust system that flows superior to stock, making all the right sounds and moving the needle about theIt now pulls a whole lot harder all the way to redline, even though andonian, that knows the difference between stock and tuned engines better than anybody said, “The engine behaves very similar to stock. It offers a harder start working the pants, especially with a 60-130mph roll.”
To lay across the extra power, TAG Motorsports replaced the stock 20″ with a collection of forged, 21″ HRE P101 centerlock wheels (21×9″ f, 21×11.5″r). There is a dark tinted brushed were and finish mounted with all the latest Pirelli P Zeros (255/30 f, 325/25 r).
You know prior to selecting “D” with the PDK that the 991 is actually a noticeable improvement over the Porsche 997 chassis; not just because you’ve see the reviews but you trust the badge about the bonnet.
The more time wheelbase, wider track and weight distribution should create a more stable chassis, and that’s confirmed after a few clicks onnew clothing. The front-end still feels light but less so than before. And it doesn’t succumb to lateral forces as easily, thanks to the wider front track, revised front suspension and, in this case, wider Pirellis.
The TechArt coil springs lowered the car 30mm for flatter cornering at little expense to the ride quality.
You may feel the engine in the back but it doesn’t throw the weight around such as the older cars. The purists will say it’s a lesser 911, but such is the price of progress.
And forward progress in a Turbo S can’t be wrongly identified as the acceleration of any other car. With improvements for the VTG turbos and seven cogs inside thechallenging to redline. However, you won’t require it on regular roads, the location where the lower two-thirds of the rev range try to devastating effect.
What you will should use is all your attention. You have to think two steps ahead because warp drive arrives in a nanosecond.
Fortunately, the updates to the chassis and improvements from the minor modifications are making the Porsche more composed than ever. Which means you need to push harder to discover anything approaching the car’s limits, by which point you’re in lose-your-license territory.
With more driving aids than ever before (rear steering, e-diff, active sway bars, etc), there’s a cyborg quality to the Porsche 991 Turbo S which makes you wonder if it’s you or artificial intelligence running the show. Futurists call the point when machines start to think faster than humans as “The Singularity.” And this Turbo S, caused by endless data crunching by Porsche’s supercomputers and tweaking by German tuners, may signal the startSport, Track and Normalslow and inaccurate3 years since McLaren introduced its 12C supercar, and yet the British company has learned a lot because short period. Officially, the 12C remains on sale alongside the new2015 McLaren 650S, but it’s unimaginable that anybody would choose it over this new derivative.