Porsche 911 Turbo

The new-generation Porsche® 911® Turbo, introduced for MY 2001, continues a performance legend begun 26 years ago when the first 911 Turbo was introduced to North America. With a 415-horsepower (309 kW) twin-turbo engine and advanced all-wheel drive, the new-generation 911 Turbo takes its place in the top echelon of the supercar category. Derived from the Porsche GT1 racecar, the 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine sustains 415 lb.-ft. (560 Nm) of peak torque from 2,700-4,600 rpm. In place of a conventional throttle cable setup, the E-Gas electronic throttle transmits pedal position to the engine control unit. Power drives through a standard six-speed manual transmission. The advanced Tiptronic® S five-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 4.2 seconds. On the test track, the 911 Turbo can sprint from a standstill to 100 mph (160 kph) in only 9.2 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). Standard Bi-Xenon headlight clusters feature xenon high-intensity discharge headlights for both the low and high beams. The upper part of the two-piece rear stabilizer wing automatically raises at speeds above 75 mph (120 kph) and lowers at speeds below 50 mph (80 km/h). The standard aluminum alloy wheels measure 18 x 8 inches in front and mount 225/40 ZR18 tires; the 18 x 11-inch rear wheels mount 295/30 ZR18 tires. Also derived from the GT1 racecar, one-piece, four-piston brake calipers reduce unsprung weight and heat and feature 13-inch vented, cross-drilled discs front and rear. The standard Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) can detect a loss of grip at the front or rear and reduce instability by applying braking to individual wheels and, if necessary, altering engine power.

The 911 Turbo adds an optional engine enhancement performance package that increases power to 450-horsepower and 457 lb.-ft of torque. It will be available later in the model year. In addition, the 911 Turbo adds a standard Bose® high-end digital audio system with six-channel amplifier, 12 speakers and a subwoofer module. In addition, the 911 Turbo adds new front seat belt pretensioners and force limiters to its extensive roster of safety technology, and the trunk now includes an anti-entrapment release with internal handle. New comfort and convenience features includeauto-dimming inside and outside mirrors and rain sensor windshield wipers. Interior enhancements include redesigned center vents, while matte-surface switches improve tactile feel. A new lockable glovebox adds to interior storage, and the center dash gains an integral cupholder. The keys have a color Porsche Crest®. New exterior colors include Black, Basalt Black Metallic and Carrera White.

Source: Porsche press

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