Porsche 911 (997) Turbo

The extreme capability of the new 911 Turbo is elegantly enclosed in a highly distinctive exterior. While signalling the unique athleticism of the car, it remains unmistakably 911. The overall design of the new 911 Turbo marks another new phase in the ongoing evolution of this remarkable car. Wholly integral to the fundamental vehicle concept, every detail is a direct expression of power, composure and comfort.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 525 100
Weekend £ 1,575 300
Full Week £ 2,975 700

Specification

The engine is reported to be based on the rugged and very reliable 964/GT1 design at 3.6 L with power output at 353 kW (480 PS) and 620 N·m (457 ft·lbf). The turbochargers will include BorgWarner's new Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), which uses guide vanes located in front of the turbine wheel that modulates inflow angle and speed. While the 911 Turbo is the first non-diesel production car to feature a variable geometry turbine, a similar approach was used by Garrett Systems starting in 1989 with the Shelby CSX, that used variable nozzles instead.

According to official Porsche figures, it produces 480 hp, accelerates 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds with the manual transmission, and a has 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 3.4 seconds with the manumatic Tiptronic S transmission, which is more than enough to edge out its current rival from Ferrari, the new F430. It has also recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds at the hands of US motoring publication Motor Trend—eclipsing all of its major competitors and even Porsche's own Carrera GT supercar. The 997 Turbo has a top speed of 311 km/h (193 mph).

Technical Specification

Engine 3.6-lire (3600 cc) Flat 6
Power 353 kW (480 bhp)
Torque 620 Nm at 1,950 - 5,000 rpm
Transmission Tiptronic S five-speed automatic
Acceleration 0-100 kph in 3.9 sec
Max. Speed 310 km/h (193 mph)

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