Differences between Turbo and Turbo S?

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    Hi guys,

    I'm struggling to find a definitive list of the spec differences between Turbo and Turbo S?

    I can see the S obviously has higher "launch" BHP, and I believe it has carbon ceramic brakes, but apart from that... What changes are there for the £23k difference (in the UK)?
     
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    Standards 21" Wheels .
    Not worth the difference is it.
     
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    Turbo S comes standard with 21" wheels, sport chrono, rear axle steering, black window trim, matte carbon interior, and carbon exterior trim.

    If you load up a Turbo with all of the Turbo S options (outside of the higher horsepower and carbon exterior trim which isn't possible) you still end up with a $17k USD difference. So you're paying a minimum of $17k for the extra horsepower and carbon trim.
     
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    #4 Vim Schrotnock, Sep 12, 2019
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    Well that's pretty interesting. Is that extra 'boost' horsepower only available at launch control, or whenever the pedal is floored? If it's only available at launch, then figure maybe $3k in Carbon trim charge for the exterior, and you're looking at paying $14K more for the .2 second advantage only from a standing start. Sounds like after that the cars have identical performance.
     
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    Found the 80-120 km/h times on Porsche website : Turbo 1,9 sec .... and Turbo S 1,7 sec ... means boost not only at launch control

    But Turbo for me ... no need for Turbo S ...
     
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    I went with the Turbo over the Turbo S, even though I'm a Turbo-S-kind-of-guy.

    Reason? 9% better claimed range due to 20-inch wheels with better energy-efficiency-rated tires.

    I suffer from range anxiety, or (better said) Tesla range envy.
     
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    I ordered my car yesterday and went for the Turbo. Lots of reasons, most importantly I would have to wait much longer for the Turbo S. Anyway with all my options the price was like a stripped Turbo S. I guess I get more value for money with the Turbo.
     
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    Same for me! Ordered a few day ago.
    The price was like a base Turbo S
     
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    Same here and am being told delivery could be between March and May. I believe the Turbo is all anyone needs and also range is a little better than the "S" and besides I don't drive on a race track anyway. Have had deposit in from very first day car was announced.
     
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    The Turbo S has superior wheels, more power, carbon fibre trim....

    And, crucially, it sits 3mm lower to the ground than the Turbo
     
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    #11 Skystorm, Sep 28, 2019
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    I ordered a Turbo.. Turbo S is little bit to expansive for me... And it Will be my daily driver..
     
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    [QUOTE

    And, crucially, it sits 3mm lower to the ground than the Turbo[/QUOTE]

    That's probably only because of the slightly smaller diameter of the Turbo S wheels which you can spec on the Turbo anyway.
     
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    That's probably only because of the slightly smaller diameter of the Turbo S wheels which you can spec on the Turbo anyway.[/QUOTE]

    That's nice to hear, I guess this means you could therefore spec the Turbo so it has a 1378mm height? In fact, you could probably modify the Turbo for 1378mm height anyway, though seeing how low the standard car sits to the ground, I doubt there'll be many opportunities to customise a lowrider Taycan
     
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    Concerning the motors the 2 models are alike. During the test drive the drivers couldn’t detect any difference in acceleration, except when in launch mode when the Turbo S has a bigger inverter on the front motor. The overboost function is only available for 2,5 sec. I can’t see the Turbo S will be quicker around the Nürburgring. Well, maybe 0,4 sec. faster.
     
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