Porsche 911 Turbo
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The Porsche 911 Turbo sets new reference points for dynamic handling characteristics and fuel usage for a super car. On its 40th anniversary, Porsche is now presenting the brand-new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S– the technical and dynamic performance peak of the 911 series. New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and the up to 560 hp flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging highlight the merits of the new generation 911 Turbo as a circuit racing car, daily automobile and modern technology platform. The outcomes: The new 911 Turbo S minimizes the lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring to well under 7 minutes and 30 seconds — accomplished with off-the-shelf standard consumer manufacturing tires.
Additional power and improved fuel economy are two fabulous benefits of the new Porsche 911 Turbo. The turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection generates 520 hp (383 ) in the 911 Turbo and 560 hp (412 kW) in the S model. Together with the new thermal management system for the turbo engine and the PDK transmission, fuel efficiency technologies have lowered NEDC fuel consumption by up to 16 per penny to 9.7 l/100 km; these figures are for both models.
New all-wheel drive with electro-hydraulic control
Concurrently, the optimized interplay of the engine, transmission and all-wheel drive systems takes the new leading 911 to also better sprint capabilities. The 911 Turbo with the optional Sport Chrono Package increases from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, which is even one-tenth better compared to the value of the previous 911 Turbo S. The new 911 Turbo S takes care of the basic sprint to 100 km/h in merely 3.1 seconds.
Widest body of all 911 automobiles
The two brand-new top designs display their performance visually especially. The particular, expansively wide rear body panels of the brand-new generation 911 Turbo are 28 mm bigger than on the 911 Carrera 4 models. Other separating features include two-tone forged 20-inch wheels– on the 911 Turbo S they have hub wheel locks. The Turbo S is likewise making its look with new full-LED headlights that feature four-point daytime running lights and powerful, camera-based main beam control, which could be bought as an option for the 911 Turbo.
Rear axle steering sustainably enhances dealing with
The intro of rear axle steering in all turbo models exceptionally improves both circuit racing and everyday performance of both of these new leading super cars. The system contains both electro-mechanical actuators rather than the conventional control arms on the left and right of the rear axle. The guiding angle of the rear wheels can be varied by approximately 2.8 degrees, relying on vehicle speed. When accelerating to 50 km/h, when the front wheels are turned, the system drives the rear wheels in contrary directions. This in fact represents a digital shortening of the wheelbase by 250 mm, which provides the 911 Turbo incomparable performance in bends. The system allows the automobile to turn much faster into the bend and provides a lot more dynamic steering response. This visibly simplifies maneuvring and parking.
At rates over 80 km/h, the system drives the rear wheels parallel to the turned front wheels. This is comparable to a virtual lengthening of the wheelbase by a substantial 500 mm and provides the sports auto tremendous stability, particularly at high speeds. At the exact same time, the steering input by the driver brings about substantially faster build-up of lateral force at the rear axle, which starts the reversal more spontaneously and harmoniously.
Active aerodynamics enhance efficiency and performance
Porsche created an active aerodynamic system on the brand-new 911 Turbo models for the very first time– Porsche active aerodynamics (PAA). This makes it possible to tune the aerodynamics of the 911 Turbo to satisfy driver wants for either optimal efficiency (speed position) or top dynamic performance. Dynamic performance is enhanced to such a magnitude that lap times at the North Loop of the Nürburgring are enhanced by up to two seconds due to this system alone.
New interior with high-end features
The interior was completely redesigned in both 911 Turbo models, and it constructs from the 911 Carrera family. The S model is particularly well equipped, offering such features as an exclusive interior in a black/carrera red color combo and adaptive sport seats plus with 18-way adjustment and memory. On top of that, the seat backrest shells are leather upholstered with double cap seams and numerous elements with a carbon fiber appearance. Like on the previous designs, the Bose stereo is set up as standard; for the first time, a Burmester system is also available as an optional attribute. A radar-controlled cruise control system, camera-based road sign recognition and speed limit recognition are new available options.
The brand-new top models of the 911 design series arrive on the market at the end of September 2013. In Germany, the 911 Turbo costs 162,055 euros; the new 911 Turbo S costs 195,256 euros, consisting of VAT and country-specific features.