Introduced in June 2017, the new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is the most powerful all-wheel drive turbocharged member of the 911 family. Limited to just 500 units worldwide, this model offers a power output of 607 bhp (446 kW) which represents an increase of 27 bhp over the standard 911 Turbo S.
The sports car is finished by hand in the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. With the introduction of this new limited production run, the sports car manufacturer is beginning a new chapter: Porsche Exclusive will now be presented across the globe with the new “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” brand. This in-house workshop specialises in bespoke Porsche modifications as well as limited series production, and has evolved out of the previous Porsche Exclusive department. Porsche Exclusive grew out of the original ‘Special Wishes’ department of old, which itself was the product of increasing customer demand for bespoke modifications.
Increased power and performance
The 3.8-litre, six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with an exclusive power kit has a maximum torque of 750 Nm, delivered between 2250 and 4000 rpm. This gives the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series scintillating acceleration, in which the 0-62 mph sprint is covered in just 2.9 seconds. The 124 mph (200 km/h) threshold comes up in just 9.6 seconds, taking the car on to a top speed of 205 mph. This breathtaking performance is available from a sports car that can return a fuel consumption of 31.0 mpg at more sedate speeds.
The sports chassis with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sport Chrono package are included in the standard equipment. The rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) further improves handling and provides even higher stability, particularly when cornering and in high speed lane changes.
The feature which sets the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series apart is its exclusive Golden Yellow Metallic paint finish and the various components in carbon; such as the bonnet, roof and side skirts. The two carbon-weave strips that contour the roof and bonnet give the sports car a purposeful and sporting stance. The rear view is characterised by the spoiler of the Turbo Aerokit, a new rear apron, the ram-air scoop in carbon and the exhaust system with two twin tailpipes made from stainless steel finished in black.
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is fitted with black-painted 20-inch wheels with centre lock hubs as standard. For the first time, the brake callipers for the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) brake system are available ex-works in a black-painted version with the Porsche logo in Golden Yellow Metallic. In addition to Golden Yellow Metallic, the vehicle is offered in a range of other carefully selected exterior colours.
The passenger compartment is a mix of elegance and sporty taste. The 18-way adjustable Sports Seats Plus are trimmed in two layers of perforated leather. The seams and the ‘Turbo S’ lettering stitched on the headrests are also in contrasting Golden Yellow, and the roof lining is Alcantara. The door entry guards, also finished in carbon, come with illuminated Exclusive Series lettering. A plate featuring the limited-edition number is fixed on the passenger side, confirming the car’s exclusivity.
Porsche Design Chronograph
To coincide with the introduction of the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, Porsche Design has released the first time, a Chronograph for limited production run customers. The exclusive Chronograph combines the characteristic features of Porsche Design watches with the character of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is priced at £8700 (incl. VAT).
Customers can also enjoy the unique Exclusive Series design outside of their car with the leather Exclusive Series luggage set that has been developed specially for customers who buy a vehicle from the limited production run.
Highclere Castle, Berkshire
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is priced from £186,916, and available to order at Porsche Centres from 8 June. It was unveiled in the UK at a customer preview event at Highclere Castle, Berkshire. Famed for its role in the TV series Downton Abbey, the unique architecture and ambience of the venue is imbued with a similar air of distinction and personalisation as that which characterises the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
Edited by: Glen Smale
Images by: Porsche