The Fastest Porsche 911 Turbo S Ever Is Getting Even Faster
A new Lightweight Package sheds 66 pounds off the German sports car.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S recently made headlines as the fastest and most powerful version of the iconic sports car to date—and it’s about to get even faster.
Its official unveiling touted a a revised twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six that produces 640 horsepower, an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and supercar-worthy performance specs such as a 2.6-second zero-to-60-mph time (2.7 seconds in the convertible Cabriolet) and a top speed of 205 mph.
Though Porsche has suspended all production in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the German marque still announced a Lightweight Package that will improve its already-impressive acceleration.
CNET’s Roadshow reports that the option sheds 66 pounds by deleting the rear seat, installing full bucket seats for the driver and passenger, and reducing sound deadening. A feisty sports exhaust and more rigid suspension setting round out the Lightweight Package.
Porsche also announced a second, aesthetically-oriented Sport Package that features gloss-black accents, dark silver wheels, a carbon fiber roof, and a special taillight design that CNET predicts will resemble the existing “clear” taillight option for the 911, which removes the red bar from the taillight strip.
Prices for and images of the packages weren’t released, but we already know that the the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet will start at $203,500 and $216,300, respectively. They were supposed to arrive at U.S. dealerships later this year, but dates may be postponed in the wake of the current global pandemic.