2010 Porsche 911 Turbo (top); 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Click image to enlarge
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche will present its new 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany in mid-September. The top-of-the-line model marks the 7th generation.
The 911 Turbo uses a new flat-six 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine, delivering a maximum output of 500 horsepower. The first entirely new engine in the Turbo’s 35-year history, it uses direct fuel injection and Porsche’s exclusive turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.
As an option, the new engine may be combined for the first time with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK double-clutch gearbox. Models with the PDK are also available with a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles, as an alternative to the standard wheel with shift buttons. Both wheels come with integrated displays for launch control and Sport/Sport Plus modes.
In addition to standard Porsche Traction Management, all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management, the 911 Turbo will offer optional Porsche Torque Vectoring, which actively distributes power between the rear wheels.
The new model will go on sale in Canada in January 2010, starting at $165,300 for the Turbo Coupe, and $178,400 for the Turbo Cabriolet.