It was 45 years ago when Porsche came up with the Turbo model designation for one of it most iconic models, the 911. Since that day, Turbo is the symbol of speed and the most exciting variant, so it is pretty critical to the company. It is a law, a character and a principle.
For the company, Turbo means the technological leadership. It means dynamics mixing up with efficiency to create path from convention to innovation. According to Dr. Frank Walliser, Turbo is not something with a different appearance, it is something that conveys a different ‘feeling’.
The new Turbo could be a good example. The car is a combination of large rear wing and front spoiler, body wide wings with new 745cc flat-six engine which is representation of an important leap in the Turbo S.
Let’s take a look at the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. A V8 biturbo engine is assisted by a 100 kW electric motor. The whole system’s performance is beyond maximum dynamic.
The all-electric Porsche Taycan shows that the type designation is not limited to the usage of a turbocharger. Actually, many models are equipped with a turbocharger, but Turbo is only for the pioneers, like Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
For a Turbo model, the high level of emotions which is implied by a particular technology is very important. That is why we can see Turbo logos on the models with combustion engines and other variants. Do not forget that fact that a Porsche Turbo is always the spearhead in the segment.