Porsche Turbo

Porsche Turbo

It’s no secret that the Porsche 997.2 911 Turbo is the kind of car people always dream of owning.

As one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the market today, this beastly Porsche can rocket out of the block like nobody’s business. This awesome performance comes from a 500-horsepower six-cylinder engine that allows the car to hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 197 mph.

But every so often, even a car as universally lauded as the 911 Turbo still gets the benefit of having an aftermarket tuner willing to do the work to give it even more juice. Such was the case when Pennsylvania-based tuner, AWE Tuning, released its 750R performance program for the mighty German sports car .

Evidently, that "750R" insignia is an sign that this 911 Turbo pushes out 750 horsepower, a staggering output even for the 911 Turbo’s status. But that’s what AWE Tuning did, thanks to a slew of company-built programs, including the AWE Tuning 750R Power Package and the AWE Tuning RSR Style Performace Exhaust. From the images that AWE released, we can tell that this kit includes updated turbochargers, new intercoolers, an updated exhaust system and new silicone tubing.

Other than its work under the hood of the 911 Turbo, AWE Tuning also added a new suspension Bilstein Damptronic coilover suspension to improve its handling. Additionally, a carbon-fiber rear wing from Vorsteiner makes an appearance to up downforce, and a set of Brembo 380 mm (14.96-inch) GT brakes on the front and rear of this German sports car.

Click past the jump to read about the standard and new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo

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Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

With the arrival of the Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe , the official debut of the convertible version is imminent. Instead of sitting around and waiting, our spy photographers caught it testing one more time. This time around, our spy photographers caught is lapping the famous Nürburgring race track.

To no surprise, the model wears no camouflage, as everything we needed to see it was revealed by the coupe version. Both models will share exterior design language and technical figures, except the convertible version’s retractable top.

Under the hood, the 911 Turbo Convertible will come with a turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection that delivers 520 horsepower in the base version and 560 horsepower in the S version. However, for the drop-top version, the performance figures will be slightly decreased due the weight gain caused by installing the convertible equipment.

Expect the new 911 Turbo Convertible to drop cover in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show .

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We’ve already seen the new generationPorsche 911 Turbo , but the previous 997 is still enjoying lots of attention from tuners. German tuner Cam Shaft decided to join Porsche ’s 50-th anniversary of the 911 lineup and came up with a pretty cool tuning kit for the 997 Turbo .

Most part of the tuning job was made under the hood where the tuner installed larger intercooler, air filter, fuel pressure regulator and remapped the ECU. There is also a new exhaust system with Sportkats and headers. The result is a final output of 650 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

With the extra 170 horsepower the 997 Turbo will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, up to 124 mph in another 6 seconds. The sprint from 62 to 186 mph will be made in 20.3 seconds.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 997 Turbo by Cam Shaft.

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The Porsche 911 is in its sixth generation (991) , but for most Porsche fans the real 911 is the 996 series - especially if you consider the body hasn’t changed that much since then and that was the first 911 with a water-cooled engine.

With this in mind, German tuner OK-Chiptuning unveiled the Manta Porsche tuning kit. If you were wondering where the name comes from, the answer is rather strange: the kit was inspired by the cult classic model Opel Manta developed between 1970 and 1988.

The kit is based on a 996 Turbo model, which in standard form, delivers a total of 360 horsepower. However, for the Manta Porsche kit, the tuner managed to squeeze an amazing 650 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque from its six-cylinder engine.

In order to obtain this amazing increase, the tuner offers a K24-Turbolader, a GT2-RS air cooler, larger injection valves and a higher-flow fuel pump. There is also a Sachs-Performance-clutch and an exhaust system with continuous 70 mm (2.75 inches) tubes.

Click past the jump to read more about the Manta Porsche by OK-Chiptuning.

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The Nissan GT-R , Audi R8 V10 Plus and Porsche 911 Turbo S form the dream garage for any car enthusiast. In the latest episode of the Drive’s "Chris Harris On Cars" show he puts these three amazing sports cars to the test – a head-to-head-to-head test, that is.

It’s true that the GT-R has a big advantage from the start, as it is a heavily modified version by the fine folks over at Litchfield and it delivers a total of 750 horsepower. On the other hand, the R8 V10 plus delivers a total of 550 horsepower and the 911 Turbo S has just been upgraded to a total of 560 horsepower. So, if you do a little math, that’s like 1,860 horsepower in just one place! Is your mouth watering yet?

Watch the video to see what Harris thinks of the three cars. On top of the awesomeness of the cars, you also get to hear some of Chris’s iconic quotes; out favorite quote was: "packaged under-steer for the masses!"

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Porsche 911 Turbo

It started with the 2014 911 GT3 , and a report from Road and Track claims that Porsche decided that the new-generation 911 Turbo will also be offered only with a PDK gearbox. So those of you who were hoping for a manual 911, you’ll have to hurry and snag one up in the current generation.

Along with the transmission shift, the report also claims the new 911 Turbo will offer lots of innovations, like a computer-controlled center differential, water-cooled Haldex unit and rear active steering for more maneuverability. Also, when compared to a base 911 , the new-generation Turbo will be about 2.8 inches wider and, for the first time, the car’s roof can either be painted or made in glass or carbon fiber.

The base Turbo model will deliver a total of 520 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, while in the S version it will be increased to 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet. Top speed will be limited to 196 mph, but if the tires could handle it, it could have been easily increased to 207 mph. Fuel consumption has also been lowered by 13 percent.

We have kept the best for last. The current 911 Turbo lapped Nürburgring in 7:39 (7:37 for the S version) and rumors now point to the new Turbo to coming in at way under 7:30. Could it beat Carrera GT’s 7:25? We’ll see.

Click past the jump to read more about the 911 model

During this weekend, Chris Brown was involved in a pretty serious incident. According to the first statement he offered to the police, he was on his way to a charity event when he was cut off by two paparazzi cars. The men from the two cars jumped of the cars with cameras in their hands and approached Brown’s car in "an aggressive way."

Trying to escape from this situation, Brown backed down an alley, and because two additional paparazzi cars cut him off, he lost control of his car and crashed into a wall. According to police reports the incident occurred in the 600 Block Bedford Drive/Camden Drive alley at about 12:30 p.m.

Luckily for Brown, he was not hurt in the incident, but we cannot say the same about his car - a Porsche Turbo S - which he requested to be towed from the scene.

We don’t know what you think, but we see a big lawsuit against those paparazzi, and for sure they will need to pay more than the car’s repair.

Source: TMZ

Vivid Racing has prepared a pretty neat Porsche 997 Turbo S for six days of real rally racing in Newfoundland, Canada. To honor the event, the racing team has created this documentary that presents the experience and emotion of the 2012 Targa Newfoundland Rally.

This documentary presents the sights and sounds of their Porsche 997 Turbo S during all six days of competition, and we have to admit it is pure music to our ears. There is also a behind-the-wheel interview that presents the beauty of Newfoundland and the intensity of the Targa Rally.

Vivid Racing has big hopes for this documentary, especially if you consider the one it has unveiled last year for the Mercedes C63 has almost 1 million views. Let’s see if it can do the same with this new one!

Hit the jump to watch "The Interview Documentary Behind the Wheel"

The next-generation 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo are waiting for their official unveiling, but unfortunately this won’t happen until March when the GT3 will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, while the Turbo version will arrive a little bit later.

Fortunately for us, the two models were caught testing very hard on the Nürburgring track and, as you can hear in the video, both models sound pretty sweet. They both seem to take their beating pretty well, as they remain glued to the `Ring’s surface like true racecars.

As a reminder, the 911 GT3 is powered by a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine with an output of 450 horsepower — a 15-horsepower bump over the current model. On the other hand in the 911 Turbo model’s engine delivers a total of 550 horsepower.

With the extra 100 horsepower, the 911 Turbo will be a little bit faster than the GT3, so for sure this is the most awaited model in the new 991 generation.

Both models will go on sale late in 2013.

Porsche will be unveiling the next generation Turbo sometime next year. But until then, the guys over at Wheels Boutique have created a very cool tuning kit based on the latest 911 Turbo model. The kit has been developed in cooperation with Vorsteiner, who developed the body kit and ADV.1, who was in charge of fitting the sports car’s wheels.

The kit offered by Vorsteiner includes new front and rear bumpers, a lip spoiler in carbon fiber, new side wheels and a huge rear wing. The kit was installed by Wheels Boutique who also fitted the 911 Turbo’s new set of wheels from ADV.1, measuring 20×9.0 up front and 20×12.5 at the rear and wrapped in Michelin PSS tires sized 245/30/20 front and 325/25/20 rear. The wheels were combined with a new set of KW coilovers.

Under the hood, this specially customized Porsche Turbo received a new Prototech ECU, Evo headers, a Tubi race exhaust, an EVO intercooler and an IPD plentum intake. Unfortunately, the tuner did not reveal how these updates have improved the car’s performance numbers, but we hope we’ll learn that soon.

The last piece of this impressive tuning kit is a custom matte red paint scheme offered by The Sign Savers.


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