Colin-on-Cars – Porsche tweaks 911 models

The overboost time limit has been removed so the new generation Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet have acceleration, power output and torque to match those of the previous generation 911 Turbo S.

Thanks to their 427 kW engines (+30 kW on overboost), both model variants dip under the three second 0-100 km/h mark with a time of 2,8 seconds. Power transmission is performed by an eight-speed PDK gearbox with a Turbo-specific set-up, while its top speed remains unchanged at 320 km/h.

With an increased range of options, such as the Sports and Lightweight Design packages, sports chassis and sports exhaust system, customers are able to adapt their vehicle to their individual tastes even more.

The new 911 Turbo’s 3 745 cm3 six-cylinder boxer engine boasts an increased output of 427 kW and now features symmetrical VTG turbo-chargers with electrically controlled 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 rev freely.

The chassis and body have become wider. The front axle now steers even more precisely thanks to an additional 42 millimetres of front track width and new 20-inch 255/35 tyres. The active all-wheel control Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is now able to transfer even more power to the front wheels, while traction at the actively steered rear axle is increased by a 10 mm-wider track as well as 315/30 tyres on 21-inch wheels.

The revamped braking system is even more powerful and can be recognised by its red fixed callipers that are fitted as standard. The grey cast iron brake discs at the front now measure 408 mm in diameter (+28 mm) and are 36 mm thick (+2 mm). The rear axle features 30 mm-thick brake discs with a diameter of 380 mm.

For the first time, customers can opt for a sports exhaust system and choose between two different chassis variants.

While the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis offers a greater spread between sportiness and comfort, the significantly firmer, electrically controlled 10 mm-lower sports suspension further enhances the agility of the new 911 Turbo.

The design of the 911 Turbo has become even more muscular. The body has been widened by 45 mm to 1 840 mm at the front wheels to accommodate the new chassis and LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus illuminate the road as standard.

At the rear axle, the body is now exactly 1,90 metres wide (+20 mm). Other distinguishing features of the new 911 Turbo are its enhanced adaptive aerodynamics, which feature electronically controlled cooling air flaps at the front, its larger active front spoiler and significantly larger variable rear spoiler.

The interior relates to the 911 Carrera models with Porsche Advanced Cockpit and Direct Touch Control. The centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is now 10,9 inches and can be operated quickly and without distraction thanks to its architecture.

The equipment list includes fully electrically controlled 14-way sports seats, Sport Chrono package, GT sports steering wheel with shift paddles as well as the BOSE Surround Sound System.

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