2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series unveiled
Adding a new level of elite refinement to an already heady package, Porsche has revealed the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Hand finished by the newly coined Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur group – the in-house customization operation located at Porsche AG's headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and previously known as Porsche Exclusive – this lighter, more powerful and uniquely appointed variation on the 911 Turbo S theme will be built in a run of just 500 units for the entire world. Beyond its definitive look and superior performance, the Exclusive Series model also boasts its own selection of bespoke accessories.
607 horsepower on call
Motivation for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is provided by a tweaked version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6. Fitted with a Power Kit, it develops 607 horses – 27 more than the regular Turbo S – and makes 553 lb-ft of torque from 2,250-4,000 rpm. Although it still needs 2.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph, Porsche says the Exclusive Series is a third of a tick quicker to 124 mph (9.6 seconds) and can reach a top speed 205 mph, a stat also shared with the baseline 911 Turbo S.
Going gold and bold
While available in a several select exterior colors, the one hue offered only on the Exclusive Series is the vibrant Golden Yellow Metallic seen here. Regardless of their color, all 500 examples will feature numerous mass-reducing carbon fiber components, including the front trunk lid, roof and side skirts as well as the twin carbon-weave accent stripes. The fully restyled rear end has a more aggressive character thanks to a Turbo Aerokit wing, an edgier fascia and black-finished, dual-paired exhaust outlets. Completing the look is a set of 20-inch center-lock alloys painted black with Golden Yellow Metallic highlights and wrapped in sticky Pirelli P Zero rubber along with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur badges on the front fenders.
As one would expect, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series features the Sport Chrono package as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and rear-axle steering to further enhance handling and stability. While it won’t impact performance, buyers also can opt for having the Porsche logo on the black calipers of the car’s Ceramic Composite Brake system rendered in Golden Yellow Metallic.
Premium ambiance carries into the cabin of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series highlighted by 18-way adjustable sports seats covered in black perforated leather set off with two Golden Yellow accent stripes and Turbo S lettering stitched into the headrests. The Alcantara headliner also reprises the Golden Yellow double-stripe while fine copper thread accents the various carbon fiber trim elements that also include door sill plates featuring an illuminated Exclusive Series script. Finally, each car carries a serialized number plate on a dash.
Pricing for the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series starts at $258,050 including destination, and can be ordered through a dealer or via the automaker’s European Delivery program. Those who want it all also can opt for a Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series timepiece as well as a 5-piece custom luggage set. While pricing is still pending for the former, the latter will set you back $6,324.
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