Porsche introduces 911 Turbo variants

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Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted May 07, 2013 17:15

Now equipped with Porsche Active Aerodynamics

After the reveal of the new generation Porsche 911, the German carmaker is now presenting the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. The new 911 Turbo has a lightweight chassis together with a 100mm longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels.

Aside from the changes in its overall dimensions, the two Turbo variants now has a new all-wheel drive system, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, PDDC active anti-roll system, full-LED headlights and the up to 560 hp 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging.

The turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection produces 520 hp (383 kW) in the 911 Turbo and 560 hp (412 kW) in the S model. Power is transferred to the drivetrain via the seven-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK), which now enables an auto start/stop function with engine shutoff that now activates earlier during coasting to a stop as well as a coasting function.


The Porsche Active Aerodynamic (PAA) system, for the first time, was developed for the new 911 Turbo models. It consists of a sturdy, retractable three-stage front spoiler, whose segments can be pneumatically extended, and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable wing positions. This makes it possible to tune the aerodynamics of the 911 Turbo to fulfil the driver's needs.

The interior was completely redesigned and was built on the 911 Carrera family. The S model is particularly well equipped, offering such features as an exclusive interior in a black/carrera red color combination and adaptive sport seats with 18-way adjustment and memory. In addition, the seat backrest shells are leather upholstered with double cap seams and various elements in carbon look. Like on the previous models, the Bose sound system is installed as standard; for the first time, a Burmester system is also available as an optional feature.


A radar-controlled cruise control system, camera-based road sign recognition and speed limit recognition are other new options being offered.

These features enables the new 911 Turbo S to shorten the lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring to well under 7:30 minutes (with standard production tires). The new top models of the 911 model series arrive on the market at the end of September 2013.