For the past 45 years, the Porsche 911 Turbo has been the quintessential high-performance sports car that can be successfully used in everyday life. With the launch of the 911 Turbo S, the range has been expanded with a new generation of 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet – even more powerful, faster and even more individual.
Porsche 911 Turbo 2020
Thanks to a 427 kW (580 hp) engine, 30 kW (40 hp) more than its predecessors, the 0-100 km/h time for both variants is below the magical limit of 3 seconds - it takes 2.8 seconds (0.2 seconds less). With a maximum torque of 750 Nm (plus 40 Nm), now with no boost time limit, high-speed sprints are even more spontaneous and effortless. The acceleration, power and maximum torque of the new 911 Turbo are therefore the same as those of the previous generation 911 Turbo S. The 8-speed PDK gearbox, tuned specifically for the Turbo version, is responsible for the transmission. The top speed of 320 km/h remained unchanged. For the first time, the 911 Turbo offers options such as sports and weight reduction packages, a sports chassis and a sports exhaust system. As a result, customers can tailor their truck to their individual preferences even more effectively.
The latest sports cars follow the established benchmark: The 911 Turbo has been synonymous with luxury and performance since 1975. All subsequent generations have represented the standards that have made them the world's benchmark for high-performance sports cars. The 911 Turbo consistently combines sporty character and everyday practicality, emotional dynamism and reliability, as well as exciting dynamics and efficiency. The latest generation of this model with a 2+2 body is more than twice as powerful as the "original" Turbo, which developed 260 hp. from a 3-litre 6-cylinder single-turbo boxer. And while the 911 Turbo has gotten faster, bigger and more comfortable over the years, it has always retained its fundamental character.
The 3,749cc six-cylinder boxer engine of the new 911 Turbo has a power increase of 580 hp and now uses symmetrical VTG turbochargers with electric wastegates. Combined with a redesigned charge air cooling system and the use of piezoelectric injectors, this improves throttle response, performance, torque characteristics and freedom of rotation of the engine at high revs. The chassis and bodywork have been extended. An additional 42mm front track and new 20-inch 255/35 tires make the front axle even more precise when changing direction. The PTM active all-wheel drive system is now able to send even more power to the front wheels. The torsion bar rear axle has been enlarged with a 10mm longer track width, and 315/30 tires are mounted on 21-inch rims - an inch larger than the front. The upgraded braking system has become even more efficient. It can be recognized by the standard red fixed clips. The gray cast iron front discs are 408mm in diameter (+28mm more than before) and 36mm thick (+2mm). The rear discs are 30 mm thick and 380 mm in diameter.
For the first time, a sports exhaust system is available on request for the 911 Turbo. The two different chassis options are also new: while the standard PASM suspension offers a greater gap between sportiness and comfort, the latter - a much stiffer electric sports suspension with 10mm less ride height - offers advantages in terms of agility. They are designed to increase dynamics - to provide even greater stability when driving at high speeds, for example, when using the car on race tracks. The driving dynamics of the new model are further enhanced by the optional PDCC hydraulic active roll stabilization system and PCCB ceramic braking system with 10-piston fixed calipers at the front.
The design of the 911 Turbo has become even more muscular. To "fit" the new chassis, the body was expanded by 45 mm, in the area of the front wheels up to 1840 mm. The sporty character of the car is emphasized by the expressive embossing of the new front lid, while LED headlights with PDLS Plus as standard illuminate the road. The rear is now exactly 1.90 meters wide (+20 mm). Further features of the new 911 Turbo are advanced adaptive aerodynamics, which includes electronically controlled front cooling air flaps, a larger active front spoiler and a significantly larger movable rear spoiler. The air intakes on the rear fenders, so characteristic of the 911 Turbo, now draw in process air rather than cooling air as before, and the charge air coolers are located directly in the airflow under the tailgate. The rear bumper design is complemented by an LED strip and taillights, as well as a new tailgate grille with silver stripes.
The appearance and performance of the vehicle can be further enhanced with optional weight reduction and sporty styling packages. The first, reserved for the coupe, reduces the car's weight by 30 kg. This includes lightweight bucket seats, no rear seats, and the use of less intense insulation, which also means drivers can enjoy an even more direct engine sound. The sports package includes the 911 Turbo Sport Design package as well as optional black accents with carbon fiber trim and Exclusive Design taillights.
The main "components" of the modern interior are consistent with those of the 911 Carrera - led by the Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept and the Direct Touch Control center console. The central PCM screen is now 10.9 inches, and thanks to the new architecture, it can be operated quickly and without distraction. The exceptionally high-quality and rich equipment list includes sports seats with full 14-way electrical adjustment, the Sport Chrono package, a GT sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles and multifunctional mode switches, and an impressive BOSE® Surround Sound audio system. . Numerous equipment options are available for further personalization, including Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist with traffic sign recognition, night driving assistance, 360° cameras and premium Burmester® surround sound.
The new models can be ordered from Porsche Centers from 16 July. The 911 Turbo Coupé starts at $918,000. (4 c.u. = 1 USD), and 911 Turbo Cabriolet - from 983 thousand c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD). c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD).