Arizona | Lot 245
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
$445,000 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
18 January 2019
- One of 500 built; 200 for U.S. delivery
- The most powerful 911 Turbo to date
- Finished in special Golden Yellow Metallic
- Carbon fiber front hood and roof accents
- Showing only a tick over 50 original miles
Porsche is no stranger to turbocharged 911s. The original 911 Turbo, known internally as the Type 930, traces its genesis to FIA homologation efforts in the early 1970s. With its functional rear spoiler and wide haunches, the 911 Turbo was as menacing as it was effective—in the right hands. It developed a deserved reputation for its uncompromising handling.
Fast forward to the Type 991, the third generation of Porsche’s water-cooled 911, and the Turbo utilized a 3.8-liter flat-six rated at 533 hp. To showcase its Exclusive division’s abilities, in the summer of 2017 Porsche unveiled the special, limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, as offered here.
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series features a 27-hp bump over the “standard” Turbo S, to 607 hp. Porsche’s dual-clutch transmission helps vault the car to 60 mph in under three seconds before topping out at a staggering 205 mph. Carbon ceramic brakes with black-painted calipers bring it to an assertive halt. Porsche specified every functional option for the Turbo S Exclusive Series, including its active sports chassis and its rear-axle steering system. More power is not the only thing that gives the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series such blistering performance. The limited-edition model also served as a lightweight showcase for the automaker. Porsche substituted carbon fiber with slivers of copper woven in for its front hood, part of its functional body kit, and on its roof.
The special Golden Yellow Metallic finish is echoed inside with contrasting stitching between the leather panels covering the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series’ seats, door panels, and dashboard. Black center-locking wheels with gold accents and a dark finish for the dual exhaust pipes poking out of the Turbo Aerokit rear bumper complete the look. As noted on the build sheet, additional options include adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, as well as the front axle lift system. The car was then delivered through Porsche Plano in suburban Dallas to its first owner in New Mexico in May 2018.
Only 500 Exclusive Series 911 Turbo S models were commissioned for Porsche’s global dealership network, with only 200 earmarked for American buyers. The example offered here is serial no. 422 and is presented with all of 51 original miles.