Forced induction swept the Porsche 911 lineup with the advent of the 991.2 generation just four years ago, making all 911s turbocharged, save for a few special editions like the GT3 Touring and Speedster. Given this relatively new world order, the arrival of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S presents a fresh challenge to P-car enthusiasts and product planners alike.
Ready to share the new Turbo’s skillset with the world, Porsche invited a few journalists to WeatherTech Raceway in Salinas, California… until a rogue pandemic struck all automotive get-togethers off the calendar. In lieu of the global press launch, Porsche followed up with a contactless delivery of a lightly equipped 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S in GT Silver Metallic for local testing. I crisscrossed some of Southern California’s gnarliest canyons in a sort of dynamic quarantine to find out how Porsche’s latest range-topper fits into the 911 family.
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