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Porsche Launches "Intelligent" 194mph 911.

Sat, 08 Aug 2009

(Porsche Press Release):


Intelligent power boosts performance and efficiency of next generation Porsche 911 Turbo


Porsche is proud
to present a new top model at the pinnacle of its broad range of
production sports cars; the next generation 911 Turbo.


All
key features of this high-performance sports car have been improved
significantly and combine far-reaching technical innovations with
supreme refinement. As a consequence, the new 911 Turbo offers
increased performance, lower weight, enhanced driving dynamics and
greater fuel efficiency.


With
respect to dynamic performance and fuel economy in particular, the next
generation 911 Turbo now stands apart from its competitors even more.
The new model will be presented to the public for the first time at the
Frankfurt Motor Show from 17 - 27 September.1


The
heart and highlight of the seventh generation 911 Turbo is the new
power unit displacing 3.8-litres and delivering maximum output of 500
hp (368 kW). The first entirely new engine in the 35 year history of
the Turbo comes with features such as Direct Fuel Injection and twin
turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, the latter attribute
being unique to Porsche on a petrol engine.


The
new six-cylinder engine can be combined with the option of the
seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch
gearbox; and, for the first time, a further new feature of race
car-inspired paddle-shift technology can also be specified. Fitted
firmly on the steering wheel, the right paddle is for shifting up
through the gears, and the left paddle for shifting down. In
conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, both the
paddle-shift steering wheel and the PDK steering wheel with its shift
buttons feature integrated displays for Launch Control and the
Sport/SportPlus mode.



This
unique combination of supreme technical features ensures an
unprecedented standard of responsiveness, agility, performance and
efficiency. For example, the new 911 Turbo reduces CO2 emissions versus its predecessor by almost 18 per cent and therefore ranks unique in its segment in this respect also.


Depending
on the configuration of the car, the new 911 Turbo offers fuel
consumption ranging between 24.1 - 24.8 mpg (equal to 11.7 - 11.4
litres/100 km) under the EU5 standard. This is all the more remarkable
considering the potential for the 911 Turbo to accelerate from 0-62mph
(100 km/h) in 3.4 secs. Top speed, in turn, is 194 mph (312 km/h.)


Owners
of the new 911 Turbo will also enjoy a further improvement in driving
dynamics, with detailed enhancement of the Porsche Traction Management
(PTM) fully-controlled all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management
(PSM) being further supported by the new option of Porsche Torque
Vectoring (PTV). Porsche Torque Vectoring makes the car even more agile
and precise in its steering responses, particularly on twisting roads.


The
next generation Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet go on sale in the
UK and Ireland on November 21 2009, priced from £101,823 for the Coupé
and £109,048 for the Cabriolet. Standard equipment includes the
touch-screen Porsche Communication Management system with both
Bluetooth mobile telephone and i-Pod connectivity. Also fitted to every
911 Turbo is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated
vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard.


Customers
will also be able to explore the dynamic attributes of the new 911
Turbo, and develop their own skills behind the wheel, courtesy of a
Driving Experience Programme at the Porsche Experience Centre at
Silverstone.


More on Porsche Experience at Porsche Experience


More on Porsche at Porsche UK

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