New Porsche 911 Turbo celebrates 40 years

Porsche 911

To celebrate 40 years of Turbo, Porsche revealed the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S ahead of a public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show taking place in September. New features include the new all-wheel drive chassis with adaptive aerodynamics and active rear axle steering.

New Porsche 911 Turbo models – Specifications and Features

Engine Capability

The new Porsche Turbo models are offered with advanced engines and the new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive systems. Under the hood of these vehicles is a turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine with petrol injection. The new Porsche 911 Turbo produces 383kW while the Turbo S produces 412kW and are both mated to a seven speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).

With the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus, the Porsche 911 Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 while the new 911 Turbo S sprints to 100km/h in just 3.1 seconds. The car’s top speed is 317km/h. Fuel consumption for both models is rated at 9.7-litres/100km.

Exterior Styling Features

Porsche has expanded the wheelbase to 2450mm, and the front and rear tracks are also longer than before. Both models are fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels with the S version having hub wheel locks. Additionally the Turbo S is styled with full LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights and camera based main beam control (optionally available for Turbo)

Interior Styling Features

Both new Porsche 911 Turbo models boast a completely redesigned interior, building on the styling themes of the 911 Carrera models. The Turbo S features an exclusive interior in a Black/Carrera Red colour combination and Sport Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and position memory. The seat backrest shells are covered in leather with double cap seams and various elements in Carbon Look.

Furthermore the models are equipped with a standard Bose Surround Sound audio system, and an optional higher output Burmester upgrade. Other new options offered include a radar-controlled cruise control system, camera-based road sign recognition and speed limit recognition.

Standard Features

Standard features include: 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.

The two new Porsche 911 Turbo series models will be available on the South African market at the end of October 2013.