$122,900 (base price)
liter boxer 6
lb-ft @ 1950-5000 rpm
hp @ 6000 rpm
hp per liter
seconds (Tiptronic S)
(from Porsche Press
Release) Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is
extending its current product range with the addition of a new 911
Turbo. The sixth generation of the 911 series’ top-of-the-range
model will be celebrating its world premiere on February 28, 2006 at
the Geneva Motor Show and will be available in German dealerships as
from June 24, 2006.
The 911 Turbo (Type 997) now has an output of 353 kW (480 bhp) at
6,000 revolutions per minute, 60 bhp more than its predecessor (Type
996). The specific output of the 3.6-litre boxer engine thus climbs
to a new all-time high of 98 kW (133 bhp) per liter of displacement.
Rated torque has been increased from 560 to 620 Newtonmeters. The
speed range in which this power is available has also been extended.
While the previous model’s maximum torque was available between
2,700 and 4,600 revolutions per minute, the corresponding figures
are now 1,950 to 5,000 revs.
These improvements are translated into driving performance. The new
911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission requires 3.9 seconds
for the standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h. The coupé reaches the
200 km/h mark in 12.8 seconds. And just 3.8 seconds are all it takes
for the most powerful series-built 911 model of all time to
accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear. Despite these enhanced
performance statistics, Porsche developers succeeded in reducing
average fuel consumption by one tenth to 12.8 liters per 100
The 911 Turbo with the optionally available Tiptronic S automatic
transmission puts in an even more impressive performance. An
optimized setup gives the vehicle the wherewithal to power from zero
to one hundred in just 3.7 seconds and to reach 200 km/h after a
mere 12.2 seconds.
The Turbo with automatic transmission also has the advantage when it
comes to flexibility. In penultimate gear it accelerates from 80 auf
120 km/h in 3.5 seconds. Fuel consumption by the Tiptronic S variant
is 0.3 liters lower than that of its predecessor: 13.6 liters in
accordance with the EU standard. Both transmission variants have a
top speed of 310 km/h.
The vehicle’s flexibility can be enhanced even further with the
optional “Sport Chrono Package Turbo”, available for the first time.
Here the driver selects the “sports button” adjacent to the gear
lever to activate a short-time “overboost” at full throttle. This
increases boost pressure in the mid speed range by 0.2 bar for up to
ten seconds; torque rises by 60 to 680 Newtonmeters. The time
required by the 911 Turbo with manual transmission for intermediate
acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h is reduced by 0.3 seconds to 3.5
These performance figures owe themselves to exhaust turbochargers
with variable turbine geometry, featuring for the first time in a
gasoline engine model. At the heart of this technology are
adjustable guide blades, which direct the engine exhaust flow
variably and precisely onto the turbine wheel of the exhaust
turbocharger. The principle of variable turbine geometry unites the
advantages of small and large exhaust turbochargers and leads to a
discernable improvement in flexibility and acceleration,
particularly at low speeds.
To transfer the available power to the road, the new generation of
the 911 Turbo features a redesigned all-wheel drive with an
electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. Porsche Traction
Management (PTM) ensures variable power distribution to the two
driven axles. Depending on the driving conditions, the all-wheel
electronics system constantly determine the optimal torque
distribution to ensure the best-possible drive. In practice this
translates as high agility on narrow country roads, outstanding
traction in rain and snow and optimal active safety even at high
speeds. These properties make the Porsche Traction Management system
in the new 911 Turbo one of the most powerful and, at the same time,
lightest all-wheel systems on the market.
The new 911 Turbo’s driving performance is duly tempered by its
brake system, which comprises monobloc fixed-caliper disc brakes
with six pistons at the front axle and four at the rear.
In comparison with the Type 996, the diameter of the internally
ventilated and perforated brake discs at the front and rear wheels
has been increased by 20 millimeters to 350 millimeters. As an
option, Porsche is also offering its optimized ceramic brake system,
PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake). The advantages of this
high-tech material mean a reduction of 17 kilograms compared to the
standard brake system, excellent fading stability owing to
consistent friction values and absolute corrosion resistance. The
brakes now have a diameter of 380 millimeters at the front axle and
350 millimeters at the rear.
A characteristic design
feature of the new 911 Turbo is the modified front end with its
distinctive, tautly drawn cooling air inlets. In conjunction with
the standard-equipment oval bi-xenon headlights, they define its
unmistakable image. The harmonious front view is enhanced by widely
placed and deep-set fog lights and by new LED flashers, which are
situated in the lateral air inlets of the front end. From the rear
perspective too, the Turbo takes on a more powerful appearance. This
is due first and foremost to its tail end, 22 millimeters wider than
that of the previous model, to which the redesigned wing spoiler
element has been aligned. It now slopes downward slightly at the
sides to nestle into the contours of the rear fenders. The lateral
air inlets behind the doors have also been redrawn and, together
with the new air ducts, afford a more efficient supply of cooling
air to the charge-air intercoolers.
The basic Euro price for the 911 Turbo is 115,000 Euros. In Germany
it is available for 133,603 Euros including value added tax and
country-specific requirements. In the USA the 911 Turbo is priced at
122,900 Dollars (not including taxes), and will be available as from
July 8, 2006.
In addition to the 911 Turbo, as a special surprise at the Geneva
Motor Show, Porsche will be presenting another world premiere: the
new 911 GT3. You will receive technical data and photos of this
“racing car for the road” on February 28, 2006, the first press day