Sunday, May 5, 2013

New 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo, even better!

Faster, strong, and better! This basically sums up the new 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo. The New Type 991 generation of Porsche’s 911 Turbo and Turbo S gets an all new all-wheel drive with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, and full LED headlights.

Perhaps the main highlight will be the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, which produces 560hp (412kW) from the 3.8-Litre flat 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine, while the 911 Turbo without the S gets 520hp. Controlling the power is the famed 7-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK), and the Porsche 911 also comes with auto stop-start function. The chassis has also been revamped, and is now 100mm longer.

In terms of raw performance figures, 0-100km/h (0-62mph) is done in just 3.2 seconds for the Porsche 911 Turbo, and 3.1 seconds for the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Top speed is a stellar 317km/h.

For the first time, the new Porsche 911 Turbo models will receive The PorscheDynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system, which increases the dynamic performance potential of the Porsche 911’s handling characteristics. This system is standard equipment on the 911 Turbo S, together with the Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). These are also each available on the 911 Turbo.

Porsche 911 Turbo meter cluster

As a consequence, the 911 Turbo S shortens the benchmark lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife to well under 7 min 30 sec – naturally on standard production tyres. The standard ‘sound symposer’ intensifies the driving experience further still; transmitting induction sounds of the turbo engine to the passenger compartment via a speaker diaphragm.