2 seconds off its lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit
The new ‘Type 991’ Porsche 911 Turbo goes on sale September 2013, priced from £118,349 with the Turbo S starting at £140,852, although you can place you order now via your local Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland.
The new 911 Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine with direct petrol injection producing 520 hp, with the Turbo S outputting 560 hp. This is mated to a (PDK) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus the 911 Turbo will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and the 911 Turbo S shaves off 0.1 seconds off this time – both have a top speed of 197 mph.
A number of eco-friendly measures such as an auto start/stop function and thermal management technology have improved the fuel consumption by some 16 per cent to an official 29.1 mpg on the combined cycle for both models.
For the 911 Turbo Porsche has developed a new all-wheel drive system (PTM) with an electronically controlled and activated multi-plate clutch, it is water cooled which enables more power to be transmitted to the front if needed, which equals better acceleration, which is illustrated by the figures above, with the standard 911 Turbo being quicker to 62 mph than the outgoing 911 Turbo S.
To aid handling rear axle steering has been introduced to the new 911 Turbo which allows faster turn into the bends and offers more dynamic steering responses.
Porsche has introduced active aerodynamics which enables the new 911 Turbo to shave 2 seconds off its lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit. The active systems comprise retractable three-stage front spoiler whose segments can be pneumatically extended to improve downforce at the front and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable positions for the rear.
To distinguish the 911 Turbo from the Turbo S it gains full-LED headlights that feature four-point daytime running lights and dynamic, camera-based main beam control, which you can opt for on the 911 Turbo. And as you would expect both models are wider, by some 28 mm than the 911 Carrera 4 models.
Porsche 911 Turbo – from £118,349
Standard equipment includes adaptive aerodynamics, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive, 20-inch diameter forged alloy wheels, leather interior, automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) satellite navigation system, DAB digital radio with Bose Surround Sound, Bluetooth telephone module, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity and a three year warranty.
Porsche 911 Turbo S – from £140,852
Adds a unique interior trim/colour combination, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) and LED headlights.
Fitted to every 911 is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and customers are also able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.Published 3 May 2013