New second-generation 991 Turbo Revealed
Following in the wake of the new second-generation 991 Carrera models, Porsche has revealed the new 540hp 911 Turbo and 580hp Turbo S.
Set to make its global debut at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2016, the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S will be available in Coupé and Convertible guises and offer more power than their predecessors. The 3.8-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder engine in the new 911 Turbo now boasts 540hp, an increase of 20hp over its forebear, the gains are provided by modified cylinder head inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. The new 911 Turbo S now produces 580hp thanks to the use of new turbochargers with larger compressors, it is able to reach 62mph in just 2.9 seconds, with the Turbo model achieving the same sprint in 3.0 seconds. Their top speeds are an impressive 205mph (Turbo S) and 199mph (Turbo) respectively, yet they can return in the region of 30MPG.
As standard both models receive the Sport Chrono Package (with Mode switch), and the Sport Response button familiar from the new Carrera models, allowing drivers to select one of four dynamic driving modes. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is also standard on both the Turbo and Turbo S, PCCB ceramic brakes come as standard on the Turbo S. The new Turbo models can also be specified with a radar-based lane change assist function and Porsche’s nose-lift system, which raises the front axle by 40mm for increased ground clearance.
Both new models feature revised front end styling incorporating LED lighting, while the 991’s rear deck lid has also been redesigned from the Carrera models and features sections with longitudinal louvres, and a separate section designed to optimise air flow into the engine. Meanwhile new 20-inch wheels feature on both models, they’re half an inch wider than those on the previous 991 Turbo (9-inches at the front, 11.5-inches at the rear), the Turbo S features new seven spoke the centre locking alloy wheels.
The new 911 Turbo Coupé is priced from £126,925 (£135,766 Turbo Cabriolet), the Turbo S Coupé is priced from £145,773 (£154,614 Turbo S Cabriolet). The new models will arrive in UK showrooms at the end of January.
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