Porsche makes great cars, but one thing that’s really been lacking in its lineup? Enough variations of the 911. Obviously, we’re kidding — the iconic sports car is currently available in approximately six million different versions.
But even in that crowded field, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is sure to stand out.
For the Exclusive Series, Porsche has upped the output of the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 some 27 ponies, meaning lucky buyers will have a fire-breathing 607 horsepower on tap. Torque remains the same as the standard Turbo S at 553 pound-feet, and that twist will get sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sprint from zero to 60 will take just 2.8 seconds, and the Exclusive Series will keep pulling all the up until 205 mph.
And when we said lucky? We meant it. Only 500 examples of the Exclusive Series will be produced, so buyers will likely have to have a good relationship with their local AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealer — along with a whopping $257k — if they’re looking to park one in their garage. They’ll also be able to select any exterior color they want, as long as it’s Golden Yellow Metallic. To tie the scheme together, the unique hue will also be used to accent the interior and the 20-inch center-lock wheels.
Of course, when it comes to super-limited models like this, there’s the distinct possibility that people will try to snatch them up and flip them for profit. So it’s interesting to see that Stuttgart is noticing the trend. Our friends over at Car and Driver recently talked to Porsche GT department head Andreas Preuninger, who said, “I personally like to see my cars being used. That’s what we build them for. They are just too good to be left to stand and collect dust,” and elaborated that “We are monitoring very closely who is flipping cars.”
For those following along at home, that’s a not-so-subtle hint that folks who the factory believes are in it for the money might not be looked at too fondly when it comes time to allocate rare models, and we think it’s a solid move. Because any policy which puts weapons-grades sports cars into the hands of actual drivers is good with us!
Check out the video below for a complete tour of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.