Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Turbo vs Carrera S Coupé

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $130k vs $99k More than 30% more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 11.4 s vs 12 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé

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Lighter curb weight 3,076 lb vs 3,641 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,750 RPM More than 15% more revs
Better drag coefficient 0.29 vs 0.31 More than 5% better drag coefficient

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo  vs
Carrera S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 130,000 98,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 19 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp 7.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,750 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19 508/? 216
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,641 lb 3,076 lb
Width 72.9 in 71.2 in
Height 51.2 in 51 in
Length 175.2 in 176.8 in
Front track width 58.7 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 96.5 in

road tests

911 Turbo  vs
Carrera S Coupé 
Top speed 192 mph 188 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.7 s
Drag coefficient 0.31 0.29

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche 911 Turbo
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé
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