2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Porsche 911 - Road Test Specs

2014 Porsche 911 Coupe

(3.8L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo AWD 7-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2014
StyleTurbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
Base MSRP$182,050
Options on test vehicleBurmester Premium Audio ($3,500), Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,490), Panoramic Sunroof ($1,990), Leather Dashboard ($1,710), Leather Rear Center Tunnel Cover ($1,190), Keyless Entry and Ignition ($1,090), Vented Seats ($840), Voice Commands ($595), Light Design Package ($510), Leather-Trimmed Steering Column ($465), Rear Footwell Lighting ($430), Roof Transport System ($400), Leather-Trimmed Instrument Cluster ($370), Rear Wiper ($360), Painted Vehicle Key ($335), Color-Keyed Headlight Washers ($295), Telephone Module ($265), Leather Key Pouch ($165), First Aid Kit ($15)
As-tested MSRP$199,065


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected flat-6, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,800/232
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Redline (rpm)7,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)560 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 2,100
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.91; II = 2.29; III = 1.58; IV = 1.18; V = 0.94; VI = 0.79: VII = .62; Final Drive = 3.44


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode variable dampers
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode variable dampers
Steering typeSpeed-proportional electric-assist power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)12.25-15.02
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero (N0)
Tire typeAsymmetrical summer, high-performance
Tire size, front245/35ZR20 91Y
Tire size, rear305/30ZR20 103Y
Wheel size20-by-9 inches front -- 20-by-11.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front16.1-inch two-piece ventilated cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear15.4-inch two-piece ventilated cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs with 4-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.2
0-45 mph (sec.)2.0
0-60 mph (sec.)3.0
0-75 mph (sec.)4.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)11.0 @ 124.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)2.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)25
60-0 mph (ft.)98
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)74.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)1.05
Sound level @ idle (dB)52.7
@ Full throttle (dB)83.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsGobsmacking, face-flattening and effortless carnival-ride acceleration -- especially when the launch program is used. This car squats on the rear axle, its hood points over the horizon, and I would bet money that the front tires were off the ground (or nearly so) as the steering wheel feedback goes all light and dancy until about 40 mph. Upshifts are essentially seamless and the rate of acceleration feels constant. Consulting our data, we learned from the over-1.5 g-loads that the 911 Turbo S accelerates faster than free-fall, at least initially. Truly face-flattening. Look to the consistency of the quarter-mile trap speeds for evidence of the intercoolers doing an excellent job of maintaining optimal operating temperature. Unlike some other manufacturers' similar systems, the Porsche's launch system is amazingly robust and produced nearly identical results across five runs, varying by only a couple hundredths of a second each time. By the way, had this been an official drag strip time, it would have included the hundredth of a second and thus it is considered a "10-second" car with a time of 10.97 seconds.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsThese carbon-ceramic brakes provide excellent feel and power even before they're up to optimal temperatures. It was on the sixth pass that it stopped shortest at 98 feet, however, even the first stop (at 102 feet) was excellent. Firm pedal and unquestionably stable from any speed.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling comments"Slalom: It wasn't until I increased the entry speed (significantly) that all the car's talents truly emerged. Only after taking the leap of faith based on prior Porsche test cars did the all-wheel-drive and torque-vectoring systems begin to point the car where I wanted it to go. The car grew far ""pointier,"" more precise and predictable the harder I drove it. Even at these ridiculous speeds, I had all the tools and confidence to adjust my line between the cones, accommodate the slight dip at cone #3, or even gather it up if it started to get at all hairy at the edges. The steering offered enough information and greater response. The throttle could be used to alter the rotation of the car. The shocks firmed up where I wanted them to be firm and softened elsewhere. Interesting, though not surprising that the car was less edgy and more composed with the shocks on the softer setting. Also, there are few cars, if any, that can exit the final gate with as much vigor as this one. There's so much power in reserve and the driveline is so well sorted that I could literally stand on the throttle while sliding past the second-to-last cone and spin all four tires with the utmost confidence through the timers on the far end of the course. This is a magnificent car and an engineering marvel. It's no surprise that a 74.4-mph pass is at or near the top of the leader board.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)77.7
Relative humidity (%)50.3
Wind (mph, direction)3.9, head and crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 combined/17 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,538
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,619
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)39.3/60.7
Length (in.)177.4
Width (in.)74.0
Height (in.)51.0
Wheelbase (in.)96.5
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)62.6
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Seating capacity4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)4.8


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
IIHS offsetNot Tested

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