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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Intelligent Power: Consumption Down Significantly, Performance Up Once Again
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is proudly presenting a new top model at the pinnacle of its broad range of production sports cars: The new Porsche 911 Turbo combines far-reaching innovations in technology with fine tuning and supreme refinement in design. All key features of this high-performance sports car have been significantly improved, the new 911 Turbo combining a substantial improvement in fuel efficiency and lower weight with more power, even higher speed, and enhanced driving dynamics.
Particularly in terms of fuel economy and dynamic performance, the new top-of-the-range 911 from Zuffenhausen now stands out even more than before from its competitors in the market. Porsche's new top model will be presented to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show from 17 - 27 September.
The heart and highlight of the seventh generation of the Turbo is the new power unit displacing 3.8 litres and delivering maximum output of 500 bhp (368 kW). The first entirely new engine in the 35-year-history of the Turbo comes with features such as Direct Fuel Injection and Porsche's exclusive turbocharger with variable turbine geometry on a gasoline power unit. And as an option, the new six-cylinder may be combined for the first time with Porsche's seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Double-Clutch Gearbox).
Models equipped with PDK are also available with a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its proven shift buttons. Fitted firmly on the steering wheel, the right paddle is for shifting up, the left paddle for shifting down. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo both the gearshift paddle and the PDK steering wheel with its shift buttons come with integrated displays for Launch Control and the Sport/Sport Plus mode, which are however designed differently on the two steering wheels.
The combination of PDK, Direct Fuel Injection and turbocharging ensures an unprecedented standard of efficiency, agility, responsiveness and performance, the Porsche 911 Turbo reducing CO2 emissions versus its predecessor by almost 18 per cent and therefore ranking unique in its segment also in this respect. Depending on the configuration of the car, the new top model requires just 11.4 - 11.7 ltr/100 km (equal to 24.8 - 24.1 mpg imp) under the EÚ5 standard. And unlike most other cars in its segment, the new Turbo remains even further below the crucial level of fuel consumption for gas guzzler tax in the ÚSA, the special tax imposed on cars with substantial fuel consumption. All this despite acceleration to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Top speed, in turn, is 312 km/h or 194 mph.
The Turbo driver of the future will also enjoy a further improvement in driving dynamics, detailed enhancement of PTM fully controlled all-wheel drive and PSM Porsche Stability Management being further supported by new PTV Porsche Torque Vectoring available as an option. This makes the car even more agile and precise in its steering for an even higher level of driving pleasure.
Sales of the new Porsche 911 Turbo in both Coupé and Cabriolet guise are starting in Germany on 21 November 2009. The Euro base price without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 122,400.- for the Coupé and Euro 131,800.- for the Cabriolet. The gross retail price in Germany, therefore, is Euro 145,871.- for the Coupé and Euro 157,057.- for the Cabriolet, in each case including 19% value-added tax and national specifications.Source - Porsche
New Flagship 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo to Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
Porsche has traditionally put great emphasis on the efficiency of its cars, but the new flagship 911 will give a whole new meaning to its high performance label: while its acceleration, braking and handling capabilities make it a true super sports car, it will go about its business with a thriftiness that is equally remarkable and by no means the norm in its class.
Combining technological innovations with clear-cut refinement for an even greater dynamic driving experience, Porsche AG will present its new flagship, the new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt Motor Show September 17-27, 2009 in both Coupe and Cabriolet form.
The new Turbo features the first entirely new engine in its storied 35-year-history. The new flat-six boxer engine now displaces 3.8 liters and delivers 500 bhp, an increase of .2 liters and 20 bhp from the previous model. Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), a new expansion intake manifold first seen on the GT2 and Porsche's exclusive turbocharger system with variable turbine geometry (VTG) lead the innovations. Maximum torque is up by 15, to 516 lb. ft. when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo.
The Sport Chrono Package Turbo allows the 2010 911 Turbo to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds when combined with the new, highly acclaimed Porsche-Doppelkupplung, or PDK seven-speed transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Also included in the Sport Chrono Package Turbo is Porsche's innovative dynamic engine mounts. Introduced earlier this year on the 2010 GT3, the new mounts utilize magnetic fluid that automatically adjusts for comfort or sport, depending on the driving conditions. Top track speed is 194 mph for both the Coupe and the Cabriolet models.
This combination of technology and evolution ensures an unprecedented standard of efficiency and performance.
The new 911 Turbo reduces CO2 emissions by almost 18 per cent compared to its predecessor while using significantly less fuel. (concept carz) Official EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available.
A new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its proven shift buttons is also available for PDK equipped Turbos. Mounted directly on the steering wheel, the right paddle is for shifting up, the left paddle for shifting down.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) can now enhance the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management (PSM). This new optional system includes a mechanical limited slip differential and actively distributes power between the rear wheels, making the car even more agile and precise in corners for an even higher level of driving pleasure.
Source - Porsche
Engine : 3.8 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 500 hp
The 2010 Turbo Coupe and Turbo Cabriolet go on sale January 2010. Ú.S. pricing is $132,800 and $143,800 respectively.
Porsche Rolls Out Hottest Iterations of Iconic 911 at Frankfurt Auto ShowFour new sports cars make world premiere; Panamera makes its European debut
Four of the sportiest 911s ever will be on unveiled at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show that opens to the public September 17 and runs through September 27. In addition, Germany's renowned sports car maker will celebrate the European debut of its brand new Panamera Gran Turismo.
Porsche will officially unveil these new cars at a press conference at the show on Tuesday, September 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the exhibit in Harmonie Hall.
Topping the list of sports cars will be the presentation of the latest-generation, flagship 911 Turbo in both coupe and cabriolet models. Premiering alongside the venerable turbo will be a series of asphalt-burning 911s, including the 911 GT3 RS and its truly race ready sibling, the 911 GT3 Cup car. This formidable lineup of 911s will be joined by the worldwide presentation of the limited-edition 911 Sport Classic.
Bowing officially at an auto show for the first time in its native country, the Leipzig-built Panamera comes to Frankfurt just in time for its market launch in Europe. The car represents Porsche's fourth model line and has been highly anticipated ever since the company announced more than four years ago that it would build the brand's first-ever four-passenger sports car. The Panamera will be available at Ú.S. Porsche dealerships on October 17, 2009.Source - Porsche
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