Porsche Turbo

Porsche Turbo

After Porsche took the future 911 Turbo out for a little test session, they then proceeded to do the same with the Cabrio. Lucky for us, the spy photographers were at the right place at the right time to catch the prototype during its hot weather testing. Considering the bright sunshine, there was only one way to test the Cabrio; with the top down.

Besides the exchange of hard top for soft top, the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio will have the same features as the Coupe. Expect to see the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine with an output of about 550 HP combined with the Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox, brake regeneration, and stop start systems to help reduce fuel consumption by about 12%.

The new Porsche Turbo will make its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, after the new 911 makes its very own world debut in September 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales will begin later on in the year.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we caught the 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo testing and now it seems that we may have caught the hi-power version of the Turbo as well, the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

All of the previous spy shots taken of the Turbo have shown two big single exhaust pipes, one on each side, but these new images reveal a quad pipe layout. The differing setups hint towards a higher-powered Turbo and, if it does turn out to be the Turbo S, could mean a boost of about 30-50 HP compared to the standard Turbo. This would mean that the Turbo S would be cranking out about 580-600 HP from its 3.8-liter flat-six engine, a good 50-70 HP boost over the current Turbo S . In terms of performance, this power boost means a 0-60 mph sprint time better than the current 3.1 seconds and a top speed peaking higher than 196 mph, quite possibly breaking the 200 mph mark.

Aside from the power boost, much of everything else will stay the same. The engine will be mated to an improved manual gearbox as standard, or an optional Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox. Porsche’s recent promotional video looks to have confirmed the rumors of seven gears for the PDK gearbox so expect too have these option for the Turbo S as well. Other features for the new Porsche 911 Turbo S will include brake regeneration and stop start systems which will help reduce fuel consumption by about 12%, quite possibly bringing it up to about 28 mpg.

Just when we thought the next generation 911 would be set to the side until its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, our spy photographers were able to catch even more images of the future model. Better yet, we were able to get spy shots of the 911 Turbo that include that big rear wing, a feature that was vacant on the prototype captured in its winter and spring testing, but highly anticipated for the production model.

Aside from the elaborate rear wing, this new prototype features enormous air intakes placed against wide fenders, totaling up all the proof we need that this is the most powerful Porsche in the 911 line-up.

The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo will be powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that will deliver about 550 HP, a bit higher than the 530 HP found in the current 911 Turbo . Porsche will also offer both brake regeneration and stop start systems to help reduce fuel consumption by 12%. The new Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox will also be offered and with no less than seven forward gears, it combines the driving comfort of a converter automatic transmission with the dynamic gearshift of a sequential racing gearbox.

Expect to see the new generation 911 Turbo at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show March, with sales beginning later on in the year.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of tuning projects circling the automotive industry at any given time. Some are extensive, offering a complete package to transform the vehicle into a new and improved model, and others only offer minor adjustments to slightly tweak the car’s look. The latter group are the ones that can always benefit from some additional attention. Turns out, American tuner, AutoDynamica, share our sentiments as they have taken the Porsche 997 Turbo by Vorsteiner and added certain elements to complete its package.

Vorsteiner started off the 997 Turbo’s transformation with dry carbon fiber vacuum technology. This technology allows for a stronger and stiffer bodykit that is also 40% lighter than the components used in the standard model. The newly redesigned front bumper cover is made of carbon fiber composite (CFRP) and there are also an add-on carbon fiber chin spoiler and larger duct openings. The back of the Porsche gets a new rear bumper and a 997.2 tail light conversion.

And then there’s the power. A standardPorsche 997 Turbo is one of the most powerful models on the market. With 500 HP and a top speed of 194 mph, the 997 Turbo certainly sets the stage for the competition, but AutoDynamic’s AWE 650S performance package takes it to the next level. This package adds an AWE exhaust system, AWE headers in stainless steel, AWE upgraded intercoolers and proprietary GIAC tuning software which bumps up the power output to 650 HP! Throw in a new set of performance wheels with a race inspired look and a new set of PSS10 Coilovers from Bilstein to lower the car’s ride, and you now have that complete package we discussed earlier.

Source: Autodynamica

Porsche entered the Chinese market back in 2001 and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the company has announced a special edition Porsche Turbo S . There will only be 10 units produced, each priced at 3,488,000 RMB, or about $540,000 at the current exchange rates. Sales will begin in June 2011.

The new 911 Turbo S 10 Year Anniversary Edition will be distinguished by a Gold Bronze Metallic exterior paint job with contrasting accents in matte carbon and high-gloss black on the 19" Sport Classic wheels. The car’s aerodynamics will be improved by an Aerokit front spoiler, front lid, and black matte carbon fiber exterior mirrors. The black matte carbon fiber can also be seen on the upper part of the rear spoiler. Each model will be identified by a unique number placed on the right side wheel arch.

The interior pays tribute to Porsche’s motorsport heritage. It combines black leather with carbon insertions and Alcantara, and also features black instrument dials with a golden insertions.

In addition to the Turbo S 10 Year Anniversary model, Porsche will also be opening three new Porsche Centers in Taizhou, Zhengzhou, Haikou, and Chengdu Airport, as well as hosting a number of events across the country, to celebrate their ten years in the Middle Kingdom .

Welcome to the battle of a couple of the biggest rivals known to man. Nope, we’re not talking about the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics - although we know how that turned out - we’re talking about the Nissan GT-R and the Porsche Turbo . War has been declared between these two since Nissan brought out the GT-R and in order to determine which side would claim ultimate bragging rights, Fifth Gear pinned the two together.

It’s a battle between the 530 HP 2012 Nissan GT-R and the 530 HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S . With equal power outputs and similar 0-60 mph sprint times - 3.0 seconds and 3.3 seconds - the real winner will come down to handling, weight, and aerodynamics. Check out the video to see who mastered the task.

In the midst of the engine and motor mashup era, Porsche took the opportunity to unveil the 918 Spyder concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The production version isn’t expected until 2012 (Eur) and 2013 (US), but Porsche is now accepting orders for their plug-in hybrid drive model limited to only 918 units and priced at 645,000 Euro in Europe and $845,000 in the U.S. Still whimpering at the thought of having to wait so long? Whimper no more, fellas. Porsche is breaking our fall into hysteria with a special edition aptly named Porsche 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder."

What’s the catch ? Only customers who ordered the 918 Spyder will have the opportunity to acquire the special-edition! A way for Porsche to thanks the lucky few who have a deposit on the $800,000 super electric car.

The "Edition 918 Spyder" will be offered in both coupe and cabrio version and will also be limited to 918 units. The Coupe will be priced at $160,700, while the Cabrio will come with a price tag of $172,100. Deliveries will start June 2011.

Hit the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder".

Many Porsche 911 models have been christened with the Avalanche name since the mid-1980s when Gemballa came out with their first Avalanche tuning package for the sports car. Since that first project, the Gemballa-911 models bearing the name have become masterpieces in their own right and Gemballa is ready to show the world just how special this model is.

At the upcoming 2011 Retro Classics, Gemballa will prove that they offer the best tuning programs for the Porsche 911 models by bringing back the Avalanche GTR 750 EVO-R for display. This is a model that has been tuned to deliver an impressive 750hp and hit a top speed of 208 mph. Next to this impressive engine update, the Evo-R will also be heavily modified on both the exterior and the interior, with a new set of 20" racing wheels and a black and orange exterior combination to boot.

Hit the jump to read more about the Gemballa Avalanche GTR 750 EVO-R.

The Porsche 911 is a car that needs no introduction and is one of the main reasons people are forgiving Porsche for their awkward and uncharacteristic sedan, the Panamera . With these reasons in tow, it always makes us a little nervous to hear that a tuning firm has picked up a 911 to undergo their own transformation of the car. We’ve seen our fair share of tuning disasters, but we must say one of the best types of tuning upgrades for a sports car is when the tuners decided to only bump up the power. Now that is something we can always get on-board with.

So hitting up the 2011 Geneva Motor Show floor was Swiss tuning firm, Sportec , and their package for the Porsche 997 Turbo . The package is called the SPR1 FL and includes an impressive horsepower update for the standard 3.8-liter flat-six engine. Sportec has taken the 500 hp up to a phenomenal 858 hp. No changes were made on the exterior - except for a new rear wing needed to improve the aerodynamic, - but who needs them with that amount of power under the hood, right?

In order to obtain that incredible 378 HP upgrade, Sportec added new hybrid turbochargers with a high performance intercooler, a smooth flow air inlet, a carbon fiber ram air induction system, a new exhaust system, titanium connecting rods, and continuous camshaft phasing. With this power under the hood, the SPR1 FL will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, to 124 mph in under 8 seconds, and to 186 mph after only 10 seconds. Top speed goes up to an incredible 236 mph.

Doing our usual internet surfing, we came across a very interesting little project by Renntech. Known for overhauling the insides and outsides of Mercedes models, the Florida-based tuning house took a walk on the wild side by turning their attention to the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet . Together, Renntech and newly minted partner, Akrapovic, have brought out the beast in this Porsche with a spectacular engine upgrade.

Renntech began by providing an ECU modification for the 911 Turbo Carbio, and then Akrapovic took over by adding a new sports exhaust system. These additions got the the standard 500hp up to a much faster 600hp and 660Nm of torque. Nothing was said as to how this boost improved the Porsche’s performance numbers, but we can only imagine that a 100hp jump makes a big difference.

Check out the video after the jump to see and hear the new power in action. From the angles provided, we can’t really tell if any extensive exterior modifications were made, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the usual bumper, wing, and wheel upgrades were done as well.

Source: Renntech

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