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992 generation line-up expanded with 3.7-litre twin-turbo unit good for 199mph and 0-62mph in 2.8sec
Felix Page Autocar writer
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15 July 2020

Porsche has revealed the new 911 Turbo in Coupé and Cabriolet forms, following the launch of the top-rung Turbo S version earlier this year.

The new addition to the range fills the gap between the 444bhp Carrera 4S and 641bhp Turbo S, packing 572bhp and 553lb ft from its twin-turbocharged 3.7-litre flat-six - 39bhp and 37lb ft more than the 991.2-generation 911 Turbo - which can get it from 0-62mph in 2.8sec and up to a top speed of 199mph. 

The 911 Turbo is capable of achieving 22.6-23.5mpg on the WLTP cycle, while emitting between 271 and 284g/km of CO2. 

Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox, as found in the higher-powered car, while Porsche’s Traction Management active four-wheel drive system can send more torque to the front axle than in the previous generation.

The 911 Turbo features variable-geometry turbochargers that use electronically controlled valves to adjust boost levels to suit engine speed and load. The symmetrically mounted turbochargers’ compressor and turbine wheels spin in opposite directors, which, alongside a redesigned charge air cooling system and new piezo fuel injectors, let the engine rev more freely and improve throttle response. 

The new addition to the range resembles its more powerful sibling with sizeable air intakes in its widened rear arches and a prominent variable rear spoiler, but it's set apart by its four square exhaust tips, as opposed to the twin tailpipes featured on the 911 Turbo S.

The front end features electronically controlled cooling flaps and a larger front spoiler than the standard 911 Carrera.

Additional hardware changes over the previous 911 Turbo include a 42mm-wider track at the front and a 10mm-wider track at the rear for enhanced steering precision and 28mm-larger front brake discs for improved stopping performance. 

The 911 Turbo is equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, which is claimed to offer a balance between responsiveness and comfort, while the optional PASM Sport system stiffens the suspension and drops the ride height by 10mm in the name of enhanced agility. 

Optional dynamic upgrades come in the form of hydraulic active anti-roll stabilisation and a set of ceramic brakes with ten-piston calipers on the front axle. The Lightweight Design package shaves 30kg off the car's kerb weight with the use of lightweight bucket seats in the front, the omission of the rear seats and less insulation material, while the Sport Design package brings bespoke rear light designs as well as black and carbon trim elements. 

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The interior is familiar from other models in the latest 911 line-up, featuring a 10.9in central infotainment screen and Porsche’s Advanced Cockpit digital instrument display.

Additional standard equipment over lower-spec models includes 14-way adjustable sports seats, a sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles and a Bose surround-sound system. 

Prices for the 911 Turbo start from £134,400 in Coupé form and £143,560 for the Cabriolet, making it around £20,000 cheaper than the Turbo S.

The 992-generation 911 line-up is expected to be nearing completion, following the recent unveilings of the manual version and the 911 Targa, with the hardcore, track-focused 911 GT3 set for an unveiling later this year. 

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Cobnapint 16 July 2020

World class engineering

But do you really need to pose this fast? You can hardly use the performance of the cooking 911, never mind this one.
We must be nearing the physical limits of attainable performance surely.
Peter Cavellini 16 July 2020

911 Turbo.

Cobnapint wrote:

But do you really need to pose this fast? You can hardly use the performance of the cooking 911, never mind this one. We must be nearing the physical limits of attainable performance surely.

. No mate, in America there are 911's running with 1200, 1500 BHP, admittedly I don't know if there day to day cars, but, engine block must be able to stand the extra power created?

Just Saying 16 July 2020

Typo

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Just Saying 16 July 2020

100 percent car. The 911 Turbo..

I've ran out of superlatives for this car. Surface to say, it's the number one car in the world. Period.

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