Porsche to Offer New Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche aficionados will excited for the new Turbo S Exclusive, as Porsche has not skimped on exclusivity either in style or power.

The Exclusive Series will come standard with the Aerokit, new rear fascia, black calipers, new exhaust and the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur fender plates. Buyers can also choose options like the new, “exclusive” Golden Yellow Metallic paint matched to the wheels and interior accents. Other select paint colors available.

Two stripes of Golden Yellow run the entire length of the cabin, matching the headrest and headliner design as well. The carbon fiber interior kit incorporates thin copper thread.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six receives a power kit, boosting power from 580 hp to 607 hp, with a torque output of 553 lb-ft. The Exclusive Series includes Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, allowing a gallop from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.

Pricing begins at $258,550, not much more than a maxed-out Turbo S. There are only going to be 500 of these built, lending credence to the moniker “Exclusive Series.”


Ford Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Update Available

Ford 2016 model-year vehicles now have a Sync 3 infotainment system update available. Owners have several update options. The software can be downloaded to a USB drive or a Wi-Fi connection can be used to download the update directly to the vehicle.

Customers must upgrade their USB hubs in order to receive Apple CarPlay support. Android Auto support is available with the existing hardware. Both infotainment services allow users to access smartphone features such as navigation, music, phone, and messaging through Sync 3.

This is Ford’s first attempt at a Wi-Fi enabled update and their hired a specific team of engineers to for the project. Wi-Fi enabled vehicles will update automatically. 2017 model-year Fords are already equipped with Sync 3 that supports Android and Apple.