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Joining the direct gasoline injection technology within the Porsche range
New Porsche 911 Turbo debut at the 2009 IAA
With faster acceleration, more power and lower emissions

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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe: static front view.

New 911 Turbo: 3.8-litre engine (500hp) instead of 3.6 (480hp).

07 August 2009 - Porsche AG announced today that its new 911 Turbo will be presented next month at the 2009 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show (17 to 27 September).

The German sports cars maker says that the new 911 Turbo has been improved with higher fuel efficiency, lower weight, more power, higher speed and enhanced driving dynamics.

 Engine

The seventh generation 911 Turbo (1st generation launched in Paris in 1974, while the current one came in spring 2006) comes with the first entirely new engine (boxer) in the 35-year-history of the Turbo, featuring Direct Fuel Injection technology (like the rest of the Porsche range) into each of the six cylinders (flat-six arrangement) and Porsche’s twin turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, the latter attribute being unique to Porsche on a petrol engine.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo: steering wheel and instruments view.

New three-spoke steering wheel.

The engine's displacement grows to 3.8 litres (3.6 previously) delivering maximum output of 368 kW (500hp 493 bhp), compared to the 353 kW (480hp, 473 bhp) of its predecessor 911 Turbo with 3.6-litre engine.

If specific output (per 1000 cc) drops slightly with the new and more powerful 3.8-litre engine, from 98 kW (133.3 hp, 131.4 bhp) per litre (previous 911 Turbo with 3.6-litre engine), to 96.8 kW (131.6 hp, 130 bhp) per litre in the new one, CO2 emissions drop far more significantly, by almost 18 per cent, compared to the previous 911 Turbo.

 Transmission

The new 3.8 six-cylinder turbo engine may be combined for the first time with Porsche’s optional seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Double-Clutch Gearbox), which becomes available with a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its shift buttons. The right paddle shifts up, the left one down.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe: driving, rear view.

Improved driving dynamics and all-wheel drive performance.

In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, both the gearshift paddle and the PDK steering wheel with its shift buttons come with integrated displays for Launch Control and the Sport/Sport Plus mode, which are designed differently for each of the two steering wheels.

Porsche mentions a further improvement in driving dynamics, with enhancement of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) fully-controlled all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) being further supported by the new optional Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) system, which makes the car even more agile and precise in its steering responses, particularly on twisting roads.

 Performance

Accordingly, the combined improvements will allow the new 911 Turbo to sprint the 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds (compared to 3.9 seconds for its manual predecessor and 3.7 sec. for the automatic), on the way up to a maximum speed of 312 km/h or 194 mph (310 km/h, 193 mph for the predecessor), where local regulations and objective conditions permit.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet: static rear view with open top.

New 911 Turbo Cabriolet: from Euro 157,057 (incl. VAT).

The Stuttgart-based brand adds that the combination of PDK, Direct Fuel Injection and turbocharging reduces the 911 Turbo CO2 emissions by almost 18 per cent (compared to its predecessor), while requiring 11.4 - 11.7 litre/100 km (equal to 24.8 - 24.1 mpg imp, or 20.6 - 20.1 US mpg) under the EU5 standard (depending on the configuration of the car). These figures should allow the new Turbo to remain below the threshold of the gas guzzler tax in the USA (special tax on cars with substantial fuel consumption).

 Prices

Sales of the new Porsche 911 Turbo in both Coupé and Cabriolet bodies will begin in Germany on 21 November 2009.

In its homeland, the new 911 Turbo Coupé will have a base price of Euro 145,871 (including the 19% value-added tax and national specifications, or Euro 122,400 before VAT and national specifications). The 911 Turbo Cabriolet will be sold from Euro 157,057 (VAT and specs inclusive, or Euro 131,800 before VAT and national specifications).

In the UK and Ireland, the new 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet go on sale on the same date, priced from £101,823 (incl. VAT) for the Coupé and £109,048 for the Cabriolet. Standard UK and Ireland equipment includes the touch-screen Porsche Communication Management system with both Bluetooth mobile telephone, i-Pod connectivity and the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard.

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