2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series at the IAA 2017 - Live
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
To showcase the capabilities of its new bespoke customisation division 'Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur' on a series production level, Porsche has brought the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series to the IAA 2017.
Straight of the bat, the Turbo S Exclusive Series comes only in the exclusive Golden Yellow Metallic paint finish contrasted by various carbon fiber components on front trunk lid, roof, and side skirts. The posterior is characterized by the rear wing from the optional Turbo Aerokit package, a slight redesign, and gloss-black tailpipe finishers. The fenders feature Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur plates, and it rides on black painted 20-inch wheels with golden yellow metallic lines.
Inside, the perforated leather-wrapped seat seams and Turbo S lettering on the headrests are finished in Golden Yellow, and the roof lining is wrapped in Alcantara with a Golden Yellow double-stripe look. The carbon fiber trim strips as part of the interior package features fine copper thread and the plate with the limited-edition number on the passenger's side both highlight the car's exclusivity. The door sill guards, also finished in carbon fiber, have the illuminated Exclusive Series branding.
Upgrades have been made to the powertrain as well. The 3.8-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine with a power kit delivers 607 hp and a maximum torque of 553 lb.-ft. between 2,250 and 4,000 rpm. This makes it the the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The top speed is 330 km/h. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sport Chrono package are included as standard.