Here are some new pics of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo. The new car does look pretty much the same, as usual, but minor tweaks in regards to the headlights, alloys and other details, that only trainspotters can identify, have changed. There are those fog lights, too. The less said about them the better.
On to the more regular stuff, then. This 911 Turbo is fitted with an all new 3.8 litre flat six. Max power is a rather respectable 368kW (500bhp) and is gained, in part, due to twin-turbos, direct fuel injection and variable turbine geometry (that sounds pretty cool). Mr Captain of Industry can order the Turbo with Porsche’s seven-speed doppleganger dual clutch transmission, or PDK for short.
All that Porsche mechanical and electronic goodness helps propel the car from rest to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. Yeah, just like that. Pretty quick, huh.
But don’t start thinking this new Porsche is all bad for the Maldives, or any other exotic location that will be in big trouble when sea levels rise by a few millimetres. No, this new 997.2 911 Turbo reduces its CO2 emissions by almost 20% and fuel consumption is around 11.5l/100km. For an epic sports car, then, it is somewhat green. At least, that’s what I’d be telling myself if I had the cashola to buy one.
Porsche UK press release, including pricing, is available below. More information and detail on the new 911 will be announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Intelligent power boosts performance and efficiency of next generation Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche is proud to present a new top model at the pinnacle of its broad range of production sports cars; the next generation 911 Turbo.
All key features of this high-performance sports car have been improved significantly and combine far-reaching technical innovations with supreme refinement. As a consequence, the new 911 Turbo offers increased performance, lower weight, enhanced driving dynamics and greater fuel efficiency.
With respect to dynamic performance and fuel economy in particular, the next generation 911 Turbo now stands apart from its competitors even more. The new model will be presented to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show from 17 – 27 September.(1)
The heart and highlight of the seventh generation 911 Turbo is the new power unit displacing 3.8-litres and delivering maximum output of 500 hp (368 kW). The first entirely new engine in the 35 year history of the Turbo comes with features such as Direct Fuel Injection and twin turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, the latter attribute being unique to Porsche on a petrol engine.
The new six-cylinder engine can be combined with the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox; and, for the first time, a further new feature of race car-inspired paddle-shift technology can also be specified. Fitted firmly on the steering wheel, the right paddle is for shifting up through the gears, and the left paddle for shifting down. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, both the paddle-shift steering wheel and the PDK steering wheel with its shift buttons feature integrated displays for Launch Control and the Sport/SportPlus mode.
This unique combination of supreme technical features ensures an unprecedented standard of responsiveness, agility, performance and efficiency. For example, the new 911 Turbo reduces CO2 emissions versus its predecessor by almost 18 per cent and therefore ranks unique in its segment in this respect also.
Depending on the configuration of the car, the new 911 Turbo offers fuel consumption ranging between 24.1 – 24.8 mpg (equal to 11.7 – 11.4 litres/100 km) under the EU5 standard. This is all the more remarkable considering the potential for the 911 Turbo to accelerate from 0-62mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 secs. Top speed, in turn, is 194 mph (312 km/h.)
Owners of the new 911 Turbo will also enjoy a further improvement in driving dynamics, with detailed enhancement of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) fully-controlled all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) being further supported by the new option of Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). Porsche Torque Vectoring makes the car even more agile and precise in its steering responses, particularly on twisting roads.
The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo CoupÃ© and Cabriolet go on sale in the UK and Ireland on November 21 2009, priced from Â£101,823 for the CoupÃ© and Â£109,048 for the Cabriolet. Standard equipment includes the touch-screen Porsche Communication Management system with both Bluetooth mobile telephone and i-Pod connectivity. Also fitted to every 911 Turbo is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard.
Customers will also be able to explore the dynamic attributes of the new 911 Turbo, and develop their own skills behind the wheel, courtesy of a Driving Experience Programme at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone.
(1) Further technical and specification details will be confirmed at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Press Day, September 15.