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Old 7th August 2009, 10:16   #1
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Autocar - New Porsche 911 Turbo revealed

This is the new Porsche 911 Turbo, which is faster, lighter, more powerful and sharper than ever.
Stuttgart has responded to ever-quicker rivals from Ferrari, Lamborghini and even Nissan with the GT-R by bringing the 911 Turbo bang up to date.


The current twin-turbo 3.6-litre engine has been ditched in favour of a blown version of the direct-injection 3.8-litre flat six from the Carrera S.
The variable-vane twin turbochargers have been extensively revised to increase responsiveness, and the intercooler and fuel system have been uprated, giving a 20bhp power boost, to 493bhp.
While the current Turbo is supremely surefooted, Porsche is determined to inject more fun into the car. The new Turbo should be more playful, thanks to an overhauled Porsche Traction Management system, which distributes the torque between the front and rear wheels through an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch.
A Porsche insider told Autocar that the changes will “provide more of a sporting flavour” over the old car, with extra throttle adjustability and a more rearward power bias.
Forged alloy wheels, as seen here on the cabrio, will be standard fit on all 911 Turbos. The lightweight 19in RS Spyder rims seen on these coupes will be available as an option.
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard and a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is optional, with larger clutches and revised ratios compared with the unit used in other 911s.
For the first time, the 911 gets proper paddle shifters to change gears in PDK models. The paddles are mounted to the back of the steering wheel — right shifts up, left shifts down — and are a no-cost alternative to the flawed double-function shift buttons currently used.
The steering wheel also houses a display showing when Sport, Sport Plus and launch control have been selected through the optional Sport Chrono package. The 911 Turbo now hits 62mph in 3.4sec with PDK (0.3sec quicker than today’s Tiptronic auto) and top speed rises by 2mph, to 194mph.
Despite the extra performance, fuel economy has improved from 22.1mpg to 24.1mpg in the manual and from the Tiptronic’s 20.8mpg to 24.8mpg with PDK. The 911 Turbo goes on sale in November, priced at £101,823 (coupé) and £109, 048 (cabrio).
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Wow!
It looks simply awesome.



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This one doesnt seem to have undergone any exterior upgrade, it looks same as the 2007 996 turbo, just that the PDK has come in as a paddle shift and the engine has been upgraded with the Carera one.
Are there any changes to the dimensions of the car?
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0-100 in 3.4 secs??! Can it be possible? Its the same as Murci LP640!
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This one doesnt seem to have undergone any exterior upgrade, it looks same as the 2007 996 turbo, just that the PDK has come in as a paddle shift and the engine has been upgraded with the Carera one.
Are there any changes to the dimensions of the car?
The tail-lamps are different and also the rear bumper is subtly changed.
The ultimate driving machine.This.
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This ones going to aim straight for the GT-R's record at nurburgring and possible beat it too.Will be fun reading a GT-R v/s new Turbo article soon.
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3.4 s wow.
I need to hit the jackpot immediately...
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I love it! IT has the trademark 911 look which is a testament to time and the package which is just right to chase down any supercar out there. All that in a practical daily package which is in one word BLISS!

Oh and for the true Indians in all of us, the rated FE is 10.5KM/L for the PDK...Take that figure down to 4/5 KM/L for India and it's still just so practical for a daily driver!
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The tail-lamps are different and also the rear bumper is subtly changed.
The ultimate driving machine.This.
Its actually continuation with the 911 lineage. The tail lamps may have changed +/- a bit more curvy like the historical trend again from 1974 - present. But, the specs looks great, it surely is a tough competitor at the right time.
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Very minor changes to the exterior, if you will. But the number do the talking here!493bhp!Amazing!
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