911 Turbo models
Regarded as the top athletes
in the range and thanks to a 3.8-litre six-cylinder bi-turbo engine, the 911
Turbo now delivers 540 hp, with the coupe model sprinting from zero to 100 km/h
in 3.0 seconds. The gain of 20 hp has been achieved by modified inlet ports in
the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. Top speed in
the new 911 Turbo is 320 km/h, 5 km/h faster than the previous model.
Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S develops
580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. It is also the
first production 911 to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds,
reaching the milestone speed in 2.9 seconds. The model’s top speed is 330 km/h,
12 km/h higher than its predecessor. The breath-taking figures are a result of
Porsche still being the only manufacturer to employ turbochargers with variable
turbine geometry in a petrol engine.
Exterior features include new
headlights with four-point daytime running lights and a redesigned rear lid
with vertical louvres, as well as distinctive four-point brake lights.
In conjunction with the
optional Sport Chrono Package and for the first time, all 911 models now have a
mode switch on the steering wheel. Derived from the 918 Spyder, mode switch
consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes “Normal”,
“Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Depending on the equipment, the latter
setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up.
In combination with the PDK
transmission, the mode switch has an additional push button, the “Sport
Response Button”. When this button is pressed, the drivetrain is
pre-conditioned for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds, a feature that can be
deployed for overtaking manoeuvres.
Meanwhile, the interior of the
new models has been updated with the enhanced Porsche Communication Management
(PCM) system, featuring a multi-touch seven-inch display, which offers a
considerably expanded range of functions and intuitive controls similar to
operating a smartphone.