Porsche 911 Turbo

The 2003 Porsche® Turbo is an exciting mixture of power and control. Power comes from its 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed, six-cylinder “boxer” engine, which uses the boost of twin turbochargers to provide 415 horsepower (SAE) and 415 pound-feet of torque. Control comes from all-wheel drive, the Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) and 18-inch wheels with Z-rated tires that make the latest Porsche Turbo the best-handling version in the model’s history.

While the new-generation 911 Turbo inspired the front-end redesign of the 911 Carrera® for the 2002 model year, the 911 Turbo retains many exclusive body parts and design elements only available on the 911 Turbo. Three large intake grills dominate the lower front fascia and provide cooling air to the car’s three radiators. Compared to the 911 Carrera models, the 911 Turbo has a wider stance, particularly at the rear, where the 911 Turbo is 2.6 inches (65 mm) wider to accommodate the standard 18-inch alloy wheels and massive 295/30 ZR18 tires.

Air scoops integrated into the leading edges of the rear fenders channel air to the turbocharger intercoolers, while louvers in the sides of the lower rear cover exit air from the intercoolers. The engine compartment lid carries a two-piece rear stabilizer wing, the upper part of which automatically rises at speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) and lowers at 50 mph (80 km/h).

Source: Porsche press

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