Porsche Releases Initial Details and Photos of New 911 TurboATLANTA, GEORGIA, July 30, 1999
--- Ending months of anticipation, Porsche has disclosed the first information and illustrations of its new 911 Turbo sports car.
Scheduled to be shown to the public at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show this September, the new 911 Turbo will be the ultimate performer in Porsche s model lineup. It will be powered by a 3.6-liter, flat-six cylinder engine producing 420 (DIN) hp at 6,000 rpm and 413 ft. lbs. of torque at just 2,700 rpm. This water-cooled powerplant will propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, from 0 to 160km/h (99 mph) in 9.2 seconds, and to a top track speed of 305 km/h (189 mph).
Like its predecessor, the new 911 Turbo is equipped with all-wheel drive. To further enhance handling and safety, it now features the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system first introduced on the 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4.
Externally, the new 911 Turbo is distinguished by its three large air scoops in the front, flared rear wheel arches with integrated intercooler air intake ducts on the side, and an all-new retractable rear wing mounted on a newly designed engine cover.
Among the new 911 Turbo's many standard features are a six-speed manual transmission, leather upholstery, an electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory, a three-spoke sports steering wheel, and 18-inch hollow-spoke light-alloy wheels featuring 225/40 tires at the front and 295/30 tires at the rear.
Source - Porsche
The new 911 Turbo will go on sale in the 2000 calendar year.