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The Brand-New Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Already About to Get Sportier


March 25, 2020 Cars By
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The all-new version of the Porsche 911 Turbo S may not look, sound or seem all that revolutionary — but in times like these, it’s hard not to see gentle, predictable change as very much a plus. Still, Porsche wouldn’t be Porsche if it weren’t always trying to improve its models in ways both great and small, and in the case of the new 911 Turbo S, the first round of tweaks will be a new Lightweight Package.

The Lightweight Package, as Porsche revealed to Motor1, makes a few changes to the 911 Turbo S coupe with the goal of…well, making it lighter. The token rear seats are tossed, the front chairs replaced with racier buckets, and some sound deadening material is left on the curb. Lightweight glass replaces the regular stuff in several places, and a lighter exhaust and the sport suspension both come standard.

The whole package sounds impressive, though the actual weight savings of just 66 pounds suggests the practical performance benefits will likely pale in comparison to how much faster you’ll think your louder, less comfortable 911 Turbo S is. Still, for anyone planning on taking their Turbo S to the track on a regular basis, it seems like a logical choice.

Those who’d rather simply have their top-shelf 911 look faster, on the other hand, might prefer to opt for the new Sport Package. Based around the sport design package that brings more aggressive front and rear fasciae to the car, as Car and Driver‘s report describes it, it also adds on unique taillamp, dark silver wheels, high-gloss accents and a carbon fiber roof (for the coupe, obviously, not the convertible).

We don’t have pictures or prices for either of these just yet, but given that a) this is Porsche and b) this is Porsche’s current flagship, we’re guessing both packages will add between $5,000 and $10,000 to the 2021 911 Turbo S’s $203,500 base price.

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Will Sabel Courtney

Will Sabel Courtney is Gear Patrol’s Motoring Editor, formerly of The Drive and RIDES Magazine. You can often find him test-driving new cars in New York City, cursing the slow-moving traffic surrounding him.

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