Porsche 911 Turbo S By Manhart Is An 850-Horsepower Catapult
7 September 2020 - Motor1
Manhart adds a GTI's worth of power to the 911 Turbo S.
With the debut of the sensational 2020 992 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S the previous 991.2 911 Turbo S is now just another used Porsche, which is great news. With many Porsche 911 Turbo customers always looking to own the most powerful 911 money can buy, many of them will offload their old 911.2 911 Turbo S's, which will not only increase used supply but also decrease the price of used 911.2 911 Turbo S. This is great news because the team at Manhart just released their latest tuning package which boosts the 991.2 Turbo S to 850 horsepower.
The 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S saw production from 2016 until 2019 and was the final production years of the 991 Porsche 911 platform. The final production years lead to a more refined package that increased performance while also remedying issues on early production cars. This stout platform is the perfect place for Manhart to turn up the wick and extract some additional power. The result is the Manhart TR850 which increases the 991.2 911 Turbo S horsepower from 580 hp (432kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque to 850 hp (634kW) and 803 lb-ft (1,090 Nm) of torque.
To increase horsepower by 270 hp (201kW) and 287 lb-ft (390Nm) of torque over the stock car, Manhart went to work optimizing the turbos, adding a new intercooler, intake system, exhaust, ECU tune, PDK tune, and more robust clutches in the PDK. This list of simple modifications shows just how impressive the 911 Turbo S from the factory and how little is required to extract serious horsepower from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6.
According to Manhart the TR850 is capable of some serious performance with a 0 to 60mph (100km/h) time of only 2.4 seconds and a 0 to 125mph (200km/h) in 4.9 seconds. This impressive machine can be yours and with the slowing falling price of 991.2 911 Turbo S it is a bargain.