February 14, 2006

Porsche reveals details of 2007 911 Turbo

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has revealed the first official information on the 2007 911 Turbo, which will feature a 480 hp, twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre boxer six cylinder engine with the world’s first gasoline-engine application of variable turbine geometry. The sixth-generation model will also use a redesigned all-wheel-drive system and new styling.

2007 Porsche 911 Turbo
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The new engine produces 60 hp more than its predecessor, with a broader torque curve thanks to the variable turbine system, and peak torque of 457 lb-ft spanning a range from 1,950 to 5,000 rpm. The previous 911 Turbo makes 415 lb-ft from 2,700 to 4,600 rpm. Equipped with the optional five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, the 911 Turbo will reach zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.

The new all-wheel-drive system uses an electronically-controlled multi-disc clutch, replacing the previous viscous clutch. The company claims it is one of the lightest AWD systems on the market.

Other features will include larger brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear monobloc calipers and optional ceramic composite brakes. The 2007 model will go on sale this summer and is priced at US$122,900.

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