2010 Porsche 997 Turbo S For Sale in London (RHD)
- Outstandingly Sharp Example
- Attractive Spec
- UK Delivered
- Looked After With The Utmost Care
It is difficult to dispute that the very first 911 Turbo wasn’t tremendously fast in a straight line, but a wild ride otherwise. With the evolution of the model throughout a period of over 35 years and six model generations, the 911 Turbo has not only grown in power but also in performance and standing. Upon its inception, the 911 Turbo was introduced in an unsteady global atmosphere, with the economic aftermath of the oil crisis still looming. Nevertheless, Zuffenhausen decided on the creation of an iconic coupe with a 260-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter version of Porsche’s classic, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive.
So when Porsche unveiled the new 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2010, the 911 Turbo marked another unprecedentedly important evolution of the car that it preceded. Having been extensively reworked in an intensive 2-year programme, it is difficult to believe the outstanding results given the adrenaline-inducing appeal of its predecessor. Of course it would be out of character for Porsche to introduce a model that was not a significant leap forward from the model it has replaced. With this model, Porsche introduced a ‘dynamic boost function’ to help improve throttle response. This function keeps the throttle valve open for a brief period of time after the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal and hence interrupts fuel supply. So when the driver is to reapply power within a 1.5-2 second time window there’s no delay as the turbochargers charge back up.
Four-wheel drive systems usually aid in reapplying power early in corners, but this is ot the case with this Turbo S. Because the front end is very light and the rear axle very grip-like the car has to be pointed into a straight line before accelerating. Since the stability system is removed entirely, the Turbo S can be teased into extraordinary angles of oversteer both on the way into a corner and under power on the way out – without the usual snapiness one might expect on a supercar.
This significant evolution in the 2010 911 Turbo S is not reflected in the design of the model itself. In other words, there’s little in appearance to signal the extent of the modifications made under the 911 Turbo’s steel body shell. While a close inspection helps identify a few subtle visual modifications, such as the titanium-coloured slats in the front air ducts, exterior mirrors with a different double-arm design, and altered taillamp graphics with LEDs.
This particular Porsche 911 Turbo S on offer here is a superb example that comes with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, variable anti-roll bars, and Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes which are all standard on the 911 Turbo S. It has completed a recent MOT test in September,
Overall, the 911 Turbo S’s overall proposition remains similar: It is excellent for everyday usability and for buyers considering the similarly priced McLaren 570S- this model offers a more engaging chassis and is by far one of the most engaging and exciting cars among other cars in its class.
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