2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

#7
in Midsize coupes
2017 MODEL

$159,200 - $188,100

8.4

Overall Rating

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Overview

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is among the most powerful luxury sports cars existing in the USA auto market. Remarkably, the German-made 911 turbo is thriving and impressing enthusiasts since last 40 years. Falling in the 6th generation of the 911 series, the 2017 Turbo offers additional 20 hp of engine power as compared to its 2016 sibling.

The powertrain responsible for delivering enormous power to the wheels of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is a 3.8L twin-turbo engine. For hassle-free gear shifts, the sports car gets a 7- speed PDK automatic transmission.

Despite being one of the cars from the 911 family, the Turbo does have multiple strong competitors. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe gets a run for money from the Acura NSX, Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan. Amidst the rivalry, it will be interesting to see how the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe will perform.

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Pros

Loaded with powerful turbocharged engine

Compact and attractive design

Offers an All-Wheel Drive drivetrain

Impressive fuel economy

Very good handling

Available in two trims

Enhanced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay feature

Cons

Large ownership costs

Small trunk capacity

What's New?

Increased engine power

Better infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$159200

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

232 cu. in.

horsepower

540 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

486 lb.-ft. @ 1950 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15 in. ventilated disc brakes/15 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

177.4 in.

width

74 in.

height

51 in.

curb weight

3516 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

5.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

915 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/23/24 mpg

highway range

444 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo in White color  2017 Porsche 911 Turbo in Racing Yellow color  2017 Porsche 911 Turbo in Jet Black Metallic color  2017 Porsche 911 Turbo in Guards Red color  2017 Porsche 911 Turbo in Black color
White

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Ratings

Features

10

Engine

10

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

6.3

Exterior

7.8

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Turbo

Turbo

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$159,200

Configurations
Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
Transmission: 7AM MPG: (19/23/24)

 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Turbo S

Turbo S

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$188,100

Configurations
Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
Transmission: 7AM MPG: (19/24/24)

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 28, 2018

8.4

Overall Rating


10/10
Features

 

10/10
Engine

 

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.3/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is among the most powerful luxury sports cars existing in the USA auto market. Remarkably, the German-made 911 turbo is thriving and impressing enthusiasts since last 40 years. Falling in the 6th generation of the 911 series, the 2017 Turbo offers additional 20 hp of engine power as compared to its 2016 sibling.

Features

10/10

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is available in two different trims namely the 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S. Talking about the price, the Turbo trim comes at $159,200 while the 911 Turbo S gets a price tag of $188,100. Both the trims are equipped with a 3.8 L engine, however, the Turbo S produces a maximum power of 580 hp, which is 40 hp more than the Turbo variant.

Trims 911 Turbo Coupe 911 Turbo S Coupe
MSRP $159,200 $188,100
Features
  • 540 hp 3.8L Twin Turbo Flat-6
  • Rear Axle Steering
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management
  • Porsche Torque vectoring Plus
  • Porsche Communication Management
  • Adds or Replaces features in 911 Turbo:
  • 580 hp 3.8L Twin Turbo Flat-6

Engine

10/10

The 2017 Porsche 911 lineup is broad and deep. From base sports cars to purist-type race machines, bonafide super cars to near-grand tourers, the 911 badge adorns a broad swath of cars that all share one thing in common: a heritage rooted in more physical challenges than a marathon of "Double Dare"-TheCarConnection

Engine and Transmission

Looking at the powerhouse of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, it comprises of a 3.8 Liter Twin-Turbo Flat-6 engine coupled with a 7-speed PDK transmission. The engine finds its place at the rear of the vehicle and churns out a maximum power of 540 hp along with a torque of 486 lb.-ft. 

Models Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
MSRP $159,200 $156,000 $162,900 $199,800
Engine 3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-6 3.5L

 

V-6

5.2L

 

V-10

5.2L

 

V-10

Transmission 7-Speed PDK Automatic 9-Speed Dual Automatic 7-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic
Power 540 hp 573 hp 540 hp 580 hp
Torque 486 lb-ft 476 lb-ft 398 lb-ft 398 lb-ft
Drivetrain Rear Engine All-Wheel Drive Mid Engine All-Wheel Drive Mid Engine All-Wheel Drive Mid Engine All-Wheel Drive

Among its competitors, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe bags the top position in terms of torque delivery. However, the Lamborghini Huracan hits first with its 580 hp of power followed by Acura NSX with a maximum power of 573 hp. Both Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan employs a 7-speed automatic transmission, while the Acura NSX features a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration

Being a sports car, the 911 Turbo is ferociously fast, but it is overwhelming that it has the fastest 0-60 mph acceleration time among its rivals. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe can reach a speed of 60 mph from 0 mph in just 2.9 seconds. However, the quarter mile time of 911 Turbo is at the 3rd spot with 11.1 seconds after the 10.6 seconds of R8 and 11.0 seconds of NSX. 

Models Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
0-60 MPH 2.9 seconds 3.0 seconds 3.5 seconds 3.2 seconds
Quarter mile 11.1 seconds 11.0 seconds 10.6 seconds ---
Engine 3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-6 3.5L

 

V-6

5.2L

 

V-10

5.2L

 

V10

Ride and Handling

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe has a very good throttle response and at the same time delivers a comfortable riding experience. The seats integrated into the Turbo are extremely relaxing, even for the long rides. Switching between driving modes is also made easier by a steering-mounted control knob.

The chassis of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is super strong and provides great stability at high speeds. Suspension employed in the 911 Turbo is well-dampened and absorbs the roughness pretty well even while moving on bad roads. Additionally, the Turbo\u2019s overall design and aerodynamics allow it to have a great cornering capability. 

Braking

Coming to the braking segment of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, the car employs 15 inches brakes at both its front and rear section. Additionally, the brakes employed in the 911 Turbo are biggest when compared to the rivals. The 60-0 mph deceleration time is 100 feet for the Porsche 911 Turbo, which is lesser against the 103, 103 and 104 feet distance of Acura NSX, Audi R8, and Lamborghini Huracan respectively.

Model Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
Brake Front(in) 15 14.5 14.4 14.4
Brake Rear(in) 15 14.2 14.0 14.0
Curb weight(lbs) 3517 3803 3649 3062
60-0 MPH (ft.) 100 103 103 104

 

Fuel Economy

7.8/10

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is not only capable of delivering high on-road performance but also a decent fuel economy. While riding in the city, the Porsche 911 Turbo offers 19 MPG of mileage and this figure is second best after Acura NSX. On highways, the Turbo can cover a distance of 24 miles on a single gallon of fuel.

Model Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
MPG (city) 19 21 14 14
MPG (highway) 24 22 22 21
MPG (combined) 21 21.4 17 17

Moreover, the combined fuel economy of 911 Turbo is 21 MPG, which is lesser than the 21.4 MPG of Acura NSX but greater than 17 MPG offered by both the R8 and the Huracan.

Interior

6.3/10

Noteworthy change for the 2017 911 is an updated infotainment system that's easier to use and offers better connectivity and downloadable apps. The front-seat occupants will enjoy the luxury, sophistication, and comfort, but rather than torment your passengers, it’s better to fold the rear "seats" to supplement cargo capacity.- KBB

Seating and Comfort

One of the biggest advantages of 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is its seating capacity. The 911 Turbo accommodates 4 passengers including the driver. On the other hand, the Acura NSX, Audi R8, and Lamborghini Huracan restrict their passenger capacity to mere 2 people. Even though the rear section of Turbo is not that spacious, but allowing 4 people to travel in a sports car is better than 2.

Model Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
Passenger capacity 4 2 2 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

 

(In.)

NA 38.8/57.6/42.8 38.5/55.1/40.9 -NA

Infotainment

If we look at the infotainment system of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, it consists of a 7-inch touchscreen display powered by Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Apart from buttons, the infotainment system can be operated using voice commands and gestures. Additionally, there are some more features to the 911 Turbo\u2019s infotainment system including the Apple CarPlay, real-time navigation, and Bose hi-quality sound system.

Interior Features

The interiors of the Porsche 911 Turbo looks average but ensure years of usability without any issues. When it comes to functionality, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe interior performs very well. The sports car offer numerous features at the inside such as

  • Power windows
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Power steering
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone climate control.

Cargo Capacity

Most sports car faces the problem of having a small trunk space and so do the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe. The 911 Turbo offers a cargo capacity of merely 4.4 cubic feet and is same as that of the Acura NSX. However, the Audi R8 coupe provides comparatively larger cargo space of 8 cubic feet.

Model Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
Trunk Volume : ft\xb3 4.4 4.4 8 NA

Exterior

7.8/10

We like the look of the 911, but will admit that sports cars and supercars can do—and do—look better. We're giving it points for it's 911-ness, but have to acknowledge the Ferraris, Astons, and others in the world. The Porsche just doesn't look as gorgeous today- TheCarConnection

Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe weighs about 3517 lbs. making it lighter than the Acura NSX and the Audi R8. Talking about the dimensions, the Porsche\u2019s Turbo has a length of 177.4 inches and a height of 51.0 inches with both being greater than its rival cars. The Acura NSX is the broadest with a width of 87.3 inches while the 2017 911 Turbo Coupe width is merely 74.0 inches.

Model Porsche 911 Turbo Acura NSX Audi R8 (coupe) Lamborghini Huracan
Curb weight (lbs.) 3517 3803 3649 3062
Length (in.) 177.4 176 174.3 175.6
Width(in) 74.0 87.3 76.4 75.8
Height(in) 51.0 47.8 48.8 45.9
Ground clearance(in) NA 3.7 6.3 5.3
Wheelbase(in) 96.5 103.5 104.4 103.2
Track width(in) F/R 60.7/62.6 65.2/63.7 64.5/63.0 65.7/63.8

When compared with the rivals, the Porsche Turbo has the shortest wheelbase of 96.5 inches. Additionally, the front track width of Porsche 911 Turbo is 60.7 inches and the rear track width is 62.6 inches with both of them being the least among the competing cars.

Safety

Safety Features

To ensure the safety of passengers, Porsche has integrated many advanced safety features in its 911 Turbo including the 4-wheel ABS system, multiple airbags, Porsche dynamic light system (PDLS), tire pressure monitoring and traction control system. In addition, the sports car also employs the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, which utilizes automatic brake differential and anti-slip regulation for enhanced stability of the vehicle.

Front Head Airbags
Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
Stability Control
Adaptive Headlights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Child Seat Anchors
Traction Control

NHTSA and IIHS ratings N/A

Competition

Acura NSX vs Porsche 911 Turbo

The Acura NSX is a premium sports car that can give the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe a hard time. With a price tag of $156,000, the NSX is almost $3,200 cheaper than the Porsche 911 Turbo and houses a 3.5 L V-6 engine. When compared to the 911 Turbo, the Acura NSX has an upper hand in terms of maximum engine power, fuel economy and quarter mile time. However, when it comes to 0-60 mph time, and torque delivery, the 911 Turbo is ahead of the Acura\u2019s NSX. 

Audi R8 vs Porsche 911 Turbo

Audi R8 is yet another strong competitor of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe. With a 5.2L V-10 engine, the Audi R8 produces a power of 540 hp and is equivalent to that of Porsche 911 Turbo. Despite having a bigger engine, the maximum torque delivered by R8 is only 398 lbs.-ft., which is lesser than 911 turbo 486 lbs.-ft. On the upside, the Audi R8 has greater trunk volume but its downside includes lower mileage, lesser 0-60 mph acceleration and lesser passenger capacity than the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe.

Lamborghini Huracan vs Porsche 911 Turbo

Running alongside the Porsche 911 Turbo as another major rival is the Lamborghini Huracan. The Huracan offers a maximum power of 580 hp, which is greater than the 540 hp offered by the 911 Turbo. In terms of money, one needs to spend $199,800 for owing the Lamborghini Huracan. Coming to the performance of Huracan, it lags from the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe in terms of acceleration, braking, and mileage. 

Final Verdict

Reviewing the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, it can be concluded that the car performance is highly exceptional. For speed lovers, the car extremely responsive throttle is not less than a blessing. The 911 Turbo also excels when it comes to handling and comfort at high speeds. Moreover, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe comes in two different trims, which allows buyers to have an extra option.

Still being highly appreciated in terms of performance, the car is a little expensive. Moreover, the maintenance charges of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is also high that may put a huge pressure on the buyer pocket.

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