Reference for 45 years: the Porsche 911 Turbo


Thanks to their 572 hp engines, 32 hp more than their predecessors, the two model variants dive under the magic mark of three seconds 0-100 km / h with a time of 2.8 seconds (0.2 seconds more quick). Torque of 553 lb-ft. (up to 47 lb-ft), now with no overboost time limit, makes fast sprints even more spontaneous and effortless. The acceleration, power output and torque of the new 911 Turbo therefore correspond to those of the previous generation 911 Turbo S. Power transmission is provided by an eight-speed PDK gearbox with a Turbo-specific configuration while that its top speed remains unchanged at 320 km / h. Options such as the sport chassis and sport exhaust system are available for the 911 Turbo for the first time. This will allow customers to tailor their vehicle even more to their individual tastes.

New sports cars are following in prestigious footsteps, as the 911 Turbo has been synonymous with luxury and performance since 1975. Each generation has continued to live up to the claim of being a world benchmark for high performance sports cars. The 911 Turbo combines sportiness and conviviality in everyday life, emotional dynamism with reliability and exhilarating performance with efficiency. The latest generation of the two-plus-two-seater is more than twice as powerful as the original Turbo, which offered a three-cylinder, 260-hp, three-liter flat-six. Although the 911 Turbo has become faster, larger and more comfortable over the years, it has still retained its basic characteristics.

The new 3,711 cc 6-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Turbo has increased power of 572 hp and now has symmetrical VTG turbochargers with electrically operated bypass valves. In conjunction with its redesigned charge air cooling system and the use of piezo injectors, this improves responsiveness, performance, torque characteristics and its ability to spin freely. The chassis and body have become wider. The front axle now steers even more precisely thanks to an additional front track width of 42 millimeters and new 20-inch 255/35 tires. The active all-wheel-drive PTM is now able to transfer even more power to the front wheels while traction on the actively-steered rear axle is increased by a 10mm wider track as well as 315/30 tires on the wheels 21-inch – one inch longer than on the front axle. The revamped brake system is even more powerful and can be recognized by its standard red fixed calipers. The gray cast iron brake discs at the front are now 408mm in diameter (28mm more than before) and 36mm in thickness (two millimeters more). The rear axle is fitted with brake discs 30 mm thick and 380 mm in diameter.

A sports exhaust system is available as an option on the 911 Turbo for the very first time. Two different chassis variants are also new: while the standard PASM chassis offers a greater distribution between sportiness and comfort, the clearly firmer sport suspension with 10 mm lower electric control benefits the agility of the new 911 Turbo. Its configuration aims to improve the dynamics of the car and provides even more stability when driving at high speeds, for example when the vehicle is used on racing circuits. The optional PDCC active anti-roll hydraulic stabilization and the PCCB ceramic braking system with fixed ten-piston calipers at the front further refine the driving dynamics of the new model.

The design of the 911 Turbo has become even more muscular. The bodywork has been widened from 45 mm to 1,840 mm at the front wheels to accommodate the new chassis, while the striking, clean line of the new hood highlights the sporty character of the car. LED headlights as standard with PDLS Plus illuminate the road. On the rear axle, the bodywork is exactly 1.90 meters wide (20 mm more). Other distinguishing features of the new 911 Turbo are its improved adaptive aerodynamics, which includes electronically controlled cooling air flaps in the front, its larger active front spoiler and a much larger variable rear spoiler. The air inlets on the rear side panels, so characteristic of the 911 Turbo, now draw in process air rather than cooling air before, while the charge air coolers are now positioned directly in air flow under the back cover. The continuous light bar with its LED taillights, as well as the new louvered rear cover grille with silver decorative stripes, complete the design of the rear of the car.

The basic elements of the modern interior correspond to those of the 911 Carrera models with Porsche Advanced Cockpit and Direct Touch Control. The PCM’s central screen now measures 10.9 inches and can be used quickly and without distraction thanks to its new architecture. The particularly high-quality and extensive equipment list includes fully electric 14-way sports seats, the Sport Chrono package, a multifunction GT sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and mode switches as well as the powerful BOSE® surround sound system. Many options are available for further customization, including Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition, Night Vision Assist, Surround View and the Burmester® premium surround sound system.

The new models are now available to order and are expected to arrive in Canada early next year. Prices for the 2021 911 Turbo Coupe start at $ 194,400 and the 2021 911 Turbo Cabriolet starts at $ 209,000.

About Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. (PCL) is the exclusive importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, Taycan, Panamera, as well as Cayenne and Macan. Based in Toronto, Ontario, since 2017, PCL employs a team of over 50 people in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, retail development and public relations. In turn, they strive to provide Porsche customers with a first-rate experience, consistent with the brand’s 70-year history of leadership in advancing vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. . In 2019, a parts distribution center opened in Mississauga to serve the national network of 19 Porsche centers. PCL is the dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2019, Porsche sold 9,025 unprecedented units in Canada, up 1.4% from the previous year.

At the heart of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage, which has over 30,000 motorsport victories to date.

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