Porsche 911 Turbo will go on sale January 30

The German sorts car maker Porsche has just annonced pricing for the 911 Turbo that will go on sale in the U.S. market starting January 30. The fixed roof coupe variant will be priced at $132,800 and as the top goes down the cost goes up to a slightly higher $143,800 for the turbocharged rag top Cabriolet. According to the President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Detlev von Platen, "We are very excited to welcome the all-new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo into the family...More than ever, this super car is a technological tour de force, and the seemingly unanimous accolades from the media support what we already believe; this is the best 911 Turbo ever."

In either form the 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.8 Liter twin turbocharged flat six sitting between the wide rear arches and now develops a maximum output of 500 HP and as much as 516 lb-ft of torque with the Sport Chrono Package working its magic, pushing the pair of hairdryers to their limits. The additional power allows the new 911 Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in a very quick 3.4 seconds and reach a super car like 194 MPH top speed while returning an estimated 17 MPG in the city and as much as 25 MPG at highway
speeds.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Porsche Cars North America announced today that the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will arrive at its U.S. dealers this week and go on sale on January 30. This is only three months after the debut of the highly acclaimed Panamera, Porsche’s first Gran Turismo and sports car for four.

Porsche traditionally has emphasized efficiency, but the new flagship 911 gives a new meaning to its high-performance label. While its acceleration, braking and handling capabilities make it a true super sports car, it goes about its business with a thriftiness that is equally remarkable and by no means the norm in its class. With 20 more horsepower, and a 13 percent increase in fuel economy, the new 911 Turbo is indeed more powerful and more efficient.

"We are very excited to welcome the all-new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo into the family," said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. "More than ever, this supercar is a technological tour de force, and the seemingly unanimous accolades from the media support what we already believe; this is the best 911 Turbo ever."

The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo features the first entirely new engine in its storied 35-year history. The new flat-six boxer engine now delivers 500 horsepower, 20 more than the previous power plant. Maximum torque is up by 15 to 516 lb. ft. when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo.

All of this means that the new 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds when combined with the new, highly acclaimed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Top track speed is 194 mph for both the Coupe and the Cabriolet models and its EPA estimates are a best-in-class 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the new Coupe when equipped with the PDK transmission.

"The Porsche 911 Turbo has always represented the pinnacle of the 911 model line since it was first introduced in 1974," said von Platen. "Now, 35 years later, the Turbo is still considered the standard when looking for the perfect combination of supercar performance with everyday drivability."

The 2010 Turbo Coupe and Turbo Cabriolet prices are $132,800 and $143,800, respectively.


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