Premiere For 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S
This year Porsche celebrates 40 years anniversary of its emblematic 911 Turbo model with the unveiling of the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. In terms of technologies the models will combine the virtues of a circuit race car with those of an everyday road car.
New all-wheel drive running gear with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 560 hp from the flat six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine highlight some of the innovations included in the new variants of the 911.
Furthermore, the chassis design is entirely new - it has 100 mm longer wheelbase riding on larger diameter 20-inch wheels. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system enhances the performance and comes as a standard together with the Sport Chrono Package Plus and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
The performance of the powertrain is significant thanks to the new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system and the turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine with direct petrol injection. The unit generates 520 hp (383 kW) in the 911 Turbo, and 560 hp (412 kW) in the Turbo S. The Power is transferred to the drivetrain via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK), which enables an auto start/stop function with engine shut-off.
To make this car run even faster, Porsche developed a new all-wheel drive system (PTM) with an electronically controlled and activated multi-plate clutch. The system is equipped with a new water cooling function. In this way it can direct even more drive torque to the front wheels.
The acceleration time for these Porsche models is more than satisfying. The 911 Turbo sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S covers this sprint in 3.1 seconds. The top speed here is 197 mph.
What is more, the new rear axle steering is what enhances track driving and everyday performance. This system comprises of two electro-mechanical actuators on the left and right of the rear axle. The result is unrivalled cornering agility and more dynamic steering responses.
Additionally, Porsche has developed an active aerodynamic system for these models as well. It consists of a retractable three-stage front spoiler with pneumatically extended segments and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable positions. As a consequence the 911 Turbo and Turbo S deliver both optimal efficiency and ultimate dynamic performance.
At last, the interior of the car is of course completely redesigned in both models. For instance, the Turbo S offers an exclusive interior in a Black/Carrera Red colour combination and Sport Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and position memory. Here, the seat backrest shells are leather upholstered with double cap seams and various elements in Carbon Look.
For the sound inside the coupe is responsible the Bose Surround Sound audio system that comes as a standard. A radar-controlled cruise control system, camera-based road sign recognition and speed limit recognition are other new options that are being offered.