Today, we're at the bend motorsport park, i've never driven this circuit. Before i haven't driven the turbo, i have driven the turbo s. I'Ve been looking forward to driving this we're going to hit the track. Do some laps out there and find out just how capable this car really is turbo it's, a badge that carries a sense of reverence whenever it's fixed to the back of a porsche 911 and in the case of the 2021 911 porsche turbo that we're driving here? It also asks a question that refers to another letter. Do you really need an s as tested here? The 911 turbo starts from '6 thousand five hundred dollars before on road costs, which is nearly 80 grand less than its nastier sibling. The turbo s that's a lot of money for one letter isn't it the engine itself, is a powerhouse, 427 kilowatts and 750 newton meters, 0 100 in 2.8 seconds, which is only 0.1 second slower than a turbo s. Tail and bend is a european style circuit that really is as good as any in australia, it's fast and flowing and it's almost perfectly suited to a car like the 911 turbo corner, speed and hitting the apex is key and the fastest way around a lap. Won'T have drivers soaring at the wheel and making rash moves. The grip from the 911 turbo is, as you'd expect sensational the forgiving way in which the turbo soaks up a late break, application, tardy or imprecise turn in or enthusiasm with the throttle pedal at corner exit belies the precision of the car in the right hands.
I really can't think of a car and i've said this before that's, easier to drive fast than a 911 turbo or turbo s. The power delivery is incredible in launch control, obviously, but it remains a powerful force when you introduce corners the flat 6 surges hard, and it continues to rot a red line all the time. Every time lap after lap, you ride that wave of torque the exhaust note's fantastic, even though it is a turbo and often turbos. Take away from that exhaust note. But we found at launch that the turbo sounds fantastic on the racetrack, the throttle, the brakes, the steering the chassis they're all so connected, so responsive and so sharp there's, no hint of lag, and it definitely takes a lap or two to align your senses. To how quick and how capable the turbo really is to find its outer edges would be so far beyond the capability of the average driver, including me that you can just settle in and concentrate on driving it as fast as possible. You can probably find a hint of understeer like any all wheel, drive platform, but you'd need to go so far past driving stupidly to find it that you can consider it a non issue. The other factor we found on track is that, if you do stand on the throttle too early, the rear wheel steering makes correcting a slide ridiculously easy makes. You look like you know what you're doing as well so that's an added bonus.
Well, as we thought absolutely sensational performance – and i can tell you that one of the real privileges of this job is to get to drive a car like that chasing race drivers, who've won bathurst around a circuit like the bend it's an incredible privilege, it's something we Get to do often – and you really get an understanding of just how capable this 911 turbo is it's an awesome car and perhaps most impressively you can do what we've been doing on the track and then just get in it and trundle back home. No problem whatsoever. It'S, quite incredible what this car is capable of. Let us know what you think of the 911 turbo in the comments section below don't forget to hit like if you've enjoyed the video click on subscribe. So you keep up to date with all of our latest content and, of course, the full review of the new 911 turbo is at car advice.