2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Starts at $149,250
- The redesigned 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo starts at $149,250, reflecting a $10,800 price increase over the outgoing model.
- The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $182,050, reflecting a $20,400 price increase over the outgoing model.
- The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo features a raft of improvements, including a new all-wheel-drive system, a new chassis and a new engine that is designed to be more fuel-efficient.
ATLANTA — The redesigned 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo starts at $149,250, including a $950 destination charge, reflecting a $10,800 price increase over the outgoing model.
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $182,050, including shipping, reflecting a $20,400 price increase over the outgoing model.
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo features a raft of improvements, including a new all-wheel-drive system, a new chassis, active rear axle steering, and a new engine that is designed to be more fuel-efficient. It goes on sale in the U.S. at the end of the year and caps the German automaker's 50th anniversary celebration.
The 911 Turbo's pricing outstrips that of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and the 2014 Nissan GT-R. The 2014 Corvette starts at $51,995, including a $995 destination charge. The 2014 GT-R starts at $100,590, including a $1,000 destination charge. A new 2014 GT-R Track Edition starts at $116,710, including shipping.
The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo starts at $138,450, including a $950 destination charge. The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $161,650, including shipping.
Porsche said the turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection produces 520 horsepower in the 2014 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the S model. The engine is linked to a PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the only one available.
The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control active anti-roll system is being offered for the first time in 911 Turbo models. The system is standard in the 911 Turbo S, as is Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic engine mounts, and Porsche Carbon Ceramic Composite Brakes. The features are optional in the 911 Turbo. They enable the 911 Turbo S to shorten the lap time for the North Loop of the Nurburgring to "well under 7 and a half minutes with standard production tires," said Porsche.
The 2014 911 Turbo with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. It has a top speed of 196 mph. The 911 Turbo S sprints to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 198 mph.
But Porsche clearly is interested in fuel economy gains as well with the redesign. The 911 Turbo's engine features an auto stop-start function with engine shutoff. The automaker says a new combined thermal management system for the turbo engine and the PDK transmission are projected to result in fuel economy improvements.
The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission returns 17 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo with the same engine and a six-speed manual transmission returns 16 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
The EPA has not released fuel economy numbers on the 2014 911 Turbo. Porsche said they will be released closer to the time the car is on sale in the U.S.
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo features a 3.9-inch longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels. The rear body panels of the new-generation 911 Turbo are 1.1 inches wider than on the 911 Carrera 4. The Turbo S also gets new standard full-LED headlights. They are optional on the 911 Turbo.
"The introduction of rear wheel steering in all turbo models immensely improves both track driving capability and everyday performance of the two new sports cars," said Porsche Cars North America in a statement.
Porsche also developed an active aerodynamic system on the new 911 Turbo models for the first time. It is made up of a retractable three-stage front spoiler and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable positions.
"This makes is possible to tune the aerodynamics of the 911 Turbo to fulfill driver wishes for either optimal efficiency or top dynamic performance," said Porsche.
The cabin of the 2014 911 Turbo gets a complete redesign. The S model gets an exclusive interior in a black/Carrera red color combination and standard Sport Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and memory. A Bose sound system is standard; a Burmester audio system is optional.
Other new options include a radar-controlled cruise control system, camera-based road sign recognition and speed limit recognition.
Edmunds says: The improvements in the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo are so dramatic that the price inflation appears to be justified.