991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S spied

991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo spied
991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo spied

It’s been a bit over a month since we got an unhindered look at the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera. Now, we’re getting a look at the 991.2 911 Turbo S, seen here driving around the Nürburgring.

There’s revised styling at the front compared with the 2013 911 Turbo (pictured below), along with updated styling and cooling vents at the rear.

The updated 991.2 range will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (17–27 September). You can probably expect some official details from Porsche a few days or so before.

[Source: Autoblog]

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Harry drives a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo

Harry Metcalfe, 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo

The latest video added to Harry’s Garage is this clip featuring a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo. Harry Metcalfe once again gives you all the details you never knew you’d find interesting and while there’s no sideways hooning you can’t come away from one of his videos without learning something new.


Always a frown with gold and brown

911 Turbo by Porsche Exclusive

Hot on the heels of Audi’s awesome Nogaro Blue revival comes word via the Porsche Facebook page of a new 911 Turbo by Porsche Exclusive. The special creation is painted in Lime Gold Metallic and we really want to hate it. But on the outside, at least, the unique colour is not that bad.

The subtle gloss black details complement the very nice alloy wheels really well and overall the outside does look quite good if you take the time to appreciate the finer points.

Inside, though, we’re not fans. The 911 starts with a brown interior—why is that even a option?—and is then festooned with gold bits all over the place. It just looks horrible.

In Porsche’s own words:

Since 1986, Porsche Exclusive offers almost endless possibilities to personalize your Porsche. One of the latest examples is this 911 Turbo in Lime Gold Metallic. As you can see in this gallery the exterior colour is not its only special feature.

“Special feature”? Well, we do suppose the reaction of a sharp intake of breath followed by the words, “My god that’s awful” could be considered a special feature.


Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet revealed

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

If you put a 911 Turbo and a 911 Cabriolet together you get a missed opportunity. Oh, you also get a 911 Turbo Cabriolet, of course. And speaking of missed opportunities, Porsche doesn’t do them with its 911, so that’s why they’ve just given us an all-new 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Why anyone would actually want a 383kW 911 hairdresser’s car is anyone’s guess, but it’s a free world and all that. Perhaps they don’t, they might want the 412kW Turbo S version, and good luck to them.

We’d just stick to a GT3 and perhaps a Boxster, too, if we were that desperate to the feel the wind rush past where our hair used to be.

For those of you do want a roofless 911 Turbo there’s more pics and a couple of press releases waiting for you after the break. There’s a video as well, but even Porsche understands the pointlessness of it all; there’s as much air time for the hard top models as there is for the cabrios.

Australian buyers will have to wait until the second quarter of 2014 to get their hands on one of these and you’ll need the best part of $390K for the regular model and over $460K for the Turbo S. Yes, really! And that’s without on road costs.


A brief history of the Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

With its all-new 911 Turbo enjoying the limelight at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Porsche has taken the opportunity to bring us up to speed on the history of its iconic Turbo range.

The first 911 Turbo was released in 1974 under the watch of Ernst Fuhrmann (Porsche chairman 1972–80). In the press release below it’s stated: “Fuhrmann insisted the character of the Turbo – quiet, relentless, enormous power – lent itself to a true high performance GT with every creature comfort Porsche could conjure, and at a premium price tag. This ‘turbo template’ has been followed for every generation of 911 Turbo since.”

Porsche 911 Turbo

  • 1974 – (930) 3.0 litre, 190kW
  • 1977 – (930) 3.3 litre, 220kW
  • 1990 – (964) 3.6 litre, 235kW
  • 1995 – (993) 3.6 litre, 300kW (all-wheel drive introduced)
  • 2000 – (996) 3.6 litre, 309kW (twin-turbo and water cooling introduced)
  • 2006 – (997) 3.6 litre, 353kW
  • 2013 – (991) 3.8 litre, 383kW
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Chris Harris and the element of surprise

Chris Harris is a lucky bastard

Here’s your latest Chris Harris fix. Today he’s at the wheel of the highly desirable Audi R8 V10 Plus, the equally wantable 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S and giant killing Nissan GT-R that’s been warmed over by Litchfield.

He tracks the cars around Anglesey, down the Bruntingthorpe drag strip and on the road. Whatever order you think these cars will be ranked at the end of this comparison, think again. Most of all have fun watching the verdict being reached.

Although, the results of the flat out drag race will probably be exactly what you expect to see. And, wow!


2013 Porsche 911 Turbo revealed

991 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche has revealed preliminary information for its new 911 Turbo and Turbo S models. While we greet this news with much excitement it is tempered by the fact the car is only available with 7-speed PDK transmission.

To help ease those fears Porsche has stuffed 383kW into the 3.8 litre biturbo flat-six lurking inside the 911 Turbo, while finding an extra 29kW for the 412kW Turbo S (pictured).

Part of the blame for the PDK-only transmission is fuel consumption and with careful driving Porsche claims you’ll sip fuel at only 9.7l/100kms. Not bad for a car that’s able to reach 100km/h in 3.2 seconds (when fitted with Sports Chrono Pack), 3.1 seconds for the Turbo S.

The body of the new 911 Turbo is the widest you can buy on the 991 platform and is 28mm wider than the Carrera 4. Check the photo from the rear, this car is phat! Running on model-specific 20″ alloys the Turbo does look good, even if that rear end is getting a bit fussy.

Porsche has tailored the rear axle steering from the new GT3 for the Turbo as well. And the all-wheel drive system can now send more power to the front wheels as required thanks to some new electro-hydraulic bits and pieces.

For the first time you get active aero on your 911 Turbo, including a three-stage front spoiler and an adjustable pop-up rear wing.

All very tricky, all very cool and, for those that care, able to lap the Nürburgring in “well under 7:30 minutes”.