Turbo Base Mode (AKA Steel Suit) is Max Steel's first and default Turbo Mode. It debuted in Come Together Part One.


Season 1

Come Together Part One

After being taken to N-Tek, Max goes to the Turbo Chamber but he starts to overload, until an Ultralink named Steel comes to the room and links with him, creating Max Steel using the Turbo Base Mode. He takes the control of his host's body and proceeds to fight his way out of the base, in the process tossing people around and stealing one of their motorcycles to escape. After doing so, they end up at the Copper Canyon's canyons, where Steel does a quick diagnosis of Max and control his body's movements, which angers him and attracts Fire Elementor's attention.

Come Together Part Two

Season 2

Animated Films

The Wrath of Makino

Dawn of Morphos

Maximum Morphos

Team Turbo

Team Turbo Fusion-Tek

Turbo Base Mode didn't made an actual appearance, but it made a cameo while Professor Mortum was dissecting Steel.


In an abandoned warehouse, Max is taken down by a trap and transforms back to his Turbo Base Mode. In a mysterious place, he wakes up and a mysterious villain named Terrorax forces him to generate large quantities of T.U.R.B.O. Energy to the point where he overloads and blows up the entire place. Max's Turbo Base Mode is partially destroyed in the process. Max wakes up in Copper Canyon's canyons and rescues Steel. Together they go to Team Turbo's base, where they find Alex, Rayne and C.Y.T.R.O.. The group starts to experiment on Max's new powers to help him control them and after doing so, Steel presents the team new armors that would match Max's green energy. He gains a new Turbo Base Mode, which now features black, grey and green.


It's a full body armor that takes form of close-fitting black-white-blue suit. It does not give Max any special boosts or abilities. It's the only Mode that allows Max to "take off" the helmet although it prevent any possible head traumas during fights as well as conceal Max's identity. During the events of Turbo-Charged, Max gains a new Turbo Base Mode to match his new Green T.U.R.B.O. Energy.  He now wears a black and grey sleveless suit with green accents on his chest, upper torso, gauntlets and palm of the hands. He also wears a grey mask with green accents on the sides of the face and the visor, which has the shape of the letter V. His new armor also presents more angular edges and straight lines, unlike his old Base Mode that had round and curved armor parts. The Suit very heavily resembles the Combat armor used by the takionians which was also the same kind of suit used by Max's father before meeting Steel.


The suit is designated to help Steel harvest Max's T.U.R.B.O Energy as well as create a field that can mask Max's T.U.R.B.O Energy to a certain extent.

Other uses

Camouflage mode

As Turbo Mode can't be taken off, Camouflage Mode was created to mimic Max's every day attires. It uses holographic-based technology to allow Max to blend among other people. It mostly takes form of Max's characteristic clothing: plain T-shirt, blouse, mostly blue, with white Steel-like logo, jeans and sneakers. although other attires were used like suit or pajama.


Max Steel Reboot Turbo Base Mode-8-
The Gallery of Turbo Base Mode can be seen Here.


  • It is Max Steel's primary Turbo Mode.
  • To activate that mode Max yells 'Go Turbo!', in contrary to other Modes where he has to specify the exact purpose of the Mode.
  • This mode is able to endure the most dangerous toxins.
  • Base Mode presumably auto-repairs over time, for it was cracked and scorched in Pick Your Poison.
  • The Suit's Design Template is presumably taken from the Takionian Combat armor as steel first merged with Max's father Jim who was wearing the Combat armor hense the familiar look of the Turbo base model.
Transformations in Max Steel (2013 TV Series)
Max Steel's Turbo Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Strength Mode · Turbo Flight Mode · Turbo Camouflage Mode · Turbo Scuba Mode · Turbo Super Mode · Turbo Speed Mode · Turbo Stealth Mode · Turbo Cannon Mode · Turbo Clone Mode · Turbo Mimic Mode · Turbo Heat Mode · Turbo Rocket Mode · Turbo Spike Mode · Turbo Cannon Spike Mode · Turbo Hydro Heat Mode · Turbo Sonic Flight Mode · Turbo Nova Mode · Turbo Annihilation Mode · Turbo Titan Mode · Turbo Exo Strength Mode · Turbo Hammer Claw Mode · Turbo Prime Mode · Turbo Hunter Mode · Turbo Mega Mode · Turbo Armor Mode · Turbo Jet Pack Mode · Turbo Wave Blast Mode · Turbo Sniper Mode · Turbo Rocket Launcher Mode · Turbo Mountain Attack Mode
La Fiera's Turbo Animal Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Tiger Mode · Turbo Eagle Mode · Turbo Raptor Mode
Tempestra's Turbo Storm Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Thunderstorm Mode · Turbo Ice Storm Mode
C.Y.T.R.O.'s Turbo Vehicle Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Chopper Mode · Turbo Wrecking Ball Mode · Turbo Drill Mode
Mortum's Turbo Modes Turbo Trap Mode · Turbo Ultimate Mode
Ja'em Mk'rah's Turbo Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Aerial Strike Mode · Turbo Sonic Mode · Turbo Gauntlet Mode · Turbo Annihilation Mode
Miles Dredd's Transformations Miles Dread Main Mode · Miles Dread T.U.R.B.O. Energy Mode · Miles Dread Makino Mode
Toxzon's Transformations Toxzon Main Mode · Toxzon Neutralized · Toxzon Acid · Toxzon Toxic Bacteria · Toxzon Radioactive · Toxzon Hypnosis Serum · Toxzon Mysterious Orange Toxin · Toxzon Flaming Fuel
Extroyer's Transformations Extroyer Main Mode · Extroyer Black Tiger · Extroyer Spider · Extroyer Shark · Extroyer Black Cobra · Extroyer Saber-Tooth Tiger · Extroyer Mutant · Extroyer Gorilla · Extroyer Demon · Extroyer Tyrannosaurus Rex · Extroyer Wasp · Extroyer Worm Link · Extroyer Scorpion · Extroyer Turbo Strength Mode
Makino's Transformations Makino Main Mode · Makino Jet Mode · Makino Tank Mode · Makino Giant Mode · Maxino (unofficial name) · Turbo Annihilation Mode
Morphos' Transformations Morphos Main Mode · Morphos Turbo Flight Mode · Morphos Turbo Strength Mode · Morphos C.Y.T.R.O Mode · Morphos Miles Dread Mode · Morphos Fusion Mode · Morphos Metal Elementor Mode · Morphos Fire Elementor Mode · Morphos Toxzon Mode · Morphos Extroyer Mode
Jason Naught's Transformations Jason Naught Human Mode · Jason Naught Robot Mode
The Elementors' Transformations Ultimate Air Elementor · Ultimate Water Elementor · Ultimate Earth Elementor · Ultimate Fire Elementor · Mega Metal Elementor · Mega Air Elementor · Mega Water Elementor · Mega Fire Elementor · Mega Earth Elementor · Earth and Air Elementor · Water and Fire Elementor · Firestorm Elementor
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