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
The tuning firm Mansory is well known for their extensive use of exotic carbon fiber to create wild high performance machines like the Cayenne based Chopster and are following up the tradition at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with a very special customized Porsche 997 Turbo. The boosted 911 will include upgrades both inside and out as well as under the rear deck lid, focusing on improving the performance of the twin turbocharged flat six power plant.
The Mansory designed aero package is made up of a new front front bumper complete with lip spoiler with integrated splitter made from lightweight carbon fiber and a GT2 like vent at the top. Out back the Mansory tuned Turbo wears an over sized carbon fiber rear wing giving it the character of a race car while prowling the streets improving the backwards engineered sports car’s stability by providing lots of down force over the wide rear tires. Underneath, Mansory has included a new vented rear apron that not only makes the 997 appear to be even more aggressive, but improves cooling at the same time. As far as horsepower is concerned, Mansory has crafted a sport tuned exhaust system being fed by a set of tuned turbo manifolds to create a screaming powerhouse.
It was at the 1974 Paris Motor Show when the German sports car maker Porsche unveiled a turbocharged version of the classic 911 for the first time when they pulled the covers back off of a 3.0 Liter Porsche 930 Turbo, a model which at the time amazed audiences with its 260 HP maximum output and the ability to reach a 155 MPH top speed. In 2009 the 911 Turbo entered its seventh generation, with considerable performance improvements resulting in a Carrera Turbo that is almost twice as powerful as the original.
Even if the design has changed, the new Turbo remains unmistakably a 911, with a sporty focus on the driving essentials. The outer air intakes on the front apron now come with titanium colored slats. Sitting low to their left and right are the new daytime running lights in the same manner as the LED indicators and safety is even further enhanced with the optional dynamic cornering light function while the side mirrors have been revised for a better rearward visibility. At the rear of the new Turbo, the Porsche wears a new set of distinctive LED taillights that have a tapered design and extend deep into the contours of the rear fascia. The fast response LED brake lights underline the car’s purposeful look and enhance active safety by offering more warning to traffic approaching from the rear.
As with the outgoing 2006 Turbo model, the flat six cylinder engine features a pair of snails with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), but the new unit’s displacement has been increased to 3.8 Liters and now develops 500 HP and as much as 516 lb-ft of torque with the Sport Chrono Package. This allows the new 91 Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and reach a 194 MPH top speed when it goes on sale in the U.S. on January 30 with the coupe being priced at $132,800 and $143,800 for the cabriolet.
The German Porsche tuner 9ff is well known for creation some of the most outrageous 911s on the planet, whether it be a chopped and streamlined speed machine or a 1000 HP power house, 9ff has done it all. Now they can add another accolade to their wall of achievements because the 9ff TR 1000 has just become the world’s fastest Porsche 911 at the ATP automotive testing circuit in Papenburg, Germany.
Built upon a Turbo platform, the TR 1000 is powered by a flat six boosted by a pair of larger turbochargers, upgraded intercooler, sport profile camshafts, titanium connecting rods, forged crankshaft, high flow sport air filter, revised ECU and a high performance exhaust system to produce a maximum output of 1000 HP and 767 lb-ft of torque. The result is a 911 that can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds and reach a now proven 243.4 MPH on the test track which is esentialy an elongated oval with over two miles of straights going in either direction connected by two significantly banked turns.
The cost to convert your 911 Turbo into a 1000 HP 243 MPH TR 1000 is over €130,000.
When you talk about sports cars, Porsche’s rear engine 911 Turbo with its wide tires and broad shoulders is easily one of the most desired automobiles on the planet. However, even if the turbocharged all wheel drive sports coupe is practically perfect straight from the factory, there are a few aftermarket tuners who beg to differ.
The most recent high performance application comes from the German power specialists at SpeedArt. Their new customization program for the 911 Turbo starts at the heart of the beast with a reprogrammed ECU and a less restrictive sports exhaust system that increases the maximum output of the boosted 3.8 Liter flat six to 580 HP and 568 lb-ft of torque, up from the standard 500 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. The added horse power allows the modified 911 to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds and reach an unrestricted top speed of 202 MPH.
With a name like SpeedArt, the German tuner knows that there is no point in being able to accelerate like a rocket ship if you don’t look good doing it, so they upgrade the exterior of the 911 Turbo as well as the power unit. Their aero kit is inspired by the track ready 911 GT3 model. Featuring a host of sports inspired body mods made up of a more aggressive front apron, lower hanging side skirts and a new rear diffuser to complete the ground effects package. Mounted on the back of the SpeedArt Turbo are a pair of airfoils consisting of a rooftop spoiler and a more traditional rear wing. However the pièce de résistance are the color matching side mirrors, front lip, 20 inch rollers and side decals that let you know this is no ordinary 911.
We are well aware of what the German tuning firm 9ff is capable of when they put their minds to something, like the 253 MPH GT9R or the 850 HP BT2 complete with classic Gulf Racing livery. However 9ff is set to unveil something a little more mundane at the upcoming 2009 Essen Motor Show with the Speed9. While it is based on a 911 Turbo, 9ff is paying homage to the classic 1955 Porsche 356 1500S Speedster for all those high performance Porsche aficionados who want to ride around with the wind in their hair.
Thanks to modern day running gear, the only thing that is reminiscent of the old ’55 is the styling. Covering that aspect 9ff included a new ground effects package that consists of a new front apron, side skirts and rear bumper along with 9ff Speed9 sports seats and matching steering wheel. The 911 Turbo that serves as the vehicle’s foundation received an upgraded ECU, free flowing exhaust and a set of sport catalytic converters that let the bi turbo flat six breathe to the tune of 650 HP and 656 lb-ft of torque. Even though 9ff hasn’t let us in on any performance figures as of yet, you can expect the Speed9 to go faster than you ever want to with the top down.
One of Germany’s premier motoring magazines, Autobild, recently took Porsche’s latest 911 Turbo model to Estoril circuit in Portugal for a little fun on the track. Although we didn’t understand much of the German commentary, the new boosted 911 is synonymous with the words performance and beauty in any language. Besides, anytime you can get the legendary racing driver Walter Rohl behind the wheel good things are bound to happen, especially when you consider the 3.8 Liter flat six complete with a pair of Variable Turbine Geometry snails that is capable of producing a maximum output of 500 HP and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft that allows the rear engine super car to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 194 MPH.
There has been quite an interesting back and forth going on between the backwards engineered German sports car builder Porsche and the Japanese automaker Nissan concerning both car builder’s flagship vehicle’s time lapping a certain 12.9 mile long loop. Back in April Nissan announced that the GT-R had set a new lap record on the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7 minutes and 29 seconds back on April 17, 2008. After a bit of bad sportsmanship Nissan’s test driver piloted the GT-R around the green Hell in 7 minutes and 26 seconds on April 23rd of this year, besting the Carrera GT super car’s Nordschleif lap time of 7 minutes and 28 seconds.
After the most recent attempt at conquering the ‘Ring, Porsche sent a 2010 911 Turbo to conquer the 73 turn race course with the hidden hope that they would be able to put a dent in the GT-R’s Nurburgring legacy. The new turbo is a much more refined performance machine coming with improved fuel economy, a lower curb weight and even more power. Under the rear deck lid, Porsche is now using a twin turbocharged 3.8 Liter direct gasoline injected flat six engine that delivers a maximum output of 500 HP and when combined with the German automaker’s new seven speed PDK gearbox can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 194 mph.
So with quicker acceleration, a higher top speed and improved chassis dynamics the new 911 Turbo had no problem shaving 10 seconds off of its previous lap time, however 7 minutes and 39 seconds is still a long ways off from the Nissan’s current record. With a more hard core GT-R SpecV on the way, the German engineers still have their work cut out for themselves.
Porsche has just unveiled the seventh generation 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale shortly in Germany. As part of the new car’s introduction Porsche Executive Vice President of Research and Development Wolfgang Durheimer talks about the company’s latest high performance creation.
The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo is a true 21st century super car with more power, a lower curb weight, improved handling, a higher top speed and improved fuel economy. Under the rear deck lid Porsche has placed a 3.8 Liter direct injected flat six engine that delivers 500 HP and is available with Porsche’s new PDK seven speed transmission. Thanks to the new refinements the 911 Turbo now gets an estimated 24 MPG and can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 194 MPH.
Most customers are satisfied with the stock performance of a Porsche Turbo, but as long as there are gear heads that think they know how to make more power than a team of Germany’s best engineers; highly modified 911s will continue to amaze us. One of the best things about the 997 Turbo is that the 3.6 Liter flat six cylinder engine has been one of Porsche’s specialties for over a decade so from the factory, the all wheel drive turbo’s 470 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque makes for a very manageable super car experience with a mid 3 second 0 to 60 MPH time and a top speed up around 200 MPH. The one problem with that theoretical top speed is that at around 150 MPH the air gets a little thicker and the more power you have the easier it is to get to the magic mile per hour.
Leading up to the top speed extravaganza known as the Texas Mile, the aftermarket specialists at VividRacing thought that an 800 HP blue blur would be their best bet to make their mark. The team has redesigned the car’s intake system relocating the air filters in the clean air stream next to the intercoolers, which now have a full three inch connecting the chillers to the intake manifold. The matte blue 911 Turbo also makes use of a pair of BOVs to leak the excessive amount of boost that it takes to make a maximum output of 800 HP from only 3.6 Liters.
Planning on reaching speeds in the realm of ridiculous, VividRacing decided to upgrade the Porsche’s rear brakes to match the front Brembo setup complete with racy two piece rotors. Stiffening the chassis and adding an extra element of safety for the driver, the crew at the high performance online retailer fitted an Agency Power Roll Bar. After all, the cars that will gather at the Texas mile in a few weeks are only going to spend a fraction of their time on the stretch of open highway at speed. So while they plan on making the Porsche look pretty in the paddock the specialists at VividRacing changed out the project car’s old HRE P43 wheels for a set of new HRE P40’s finished in flat black to match the exterior.