Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Porsche Prepares More Power, Liveable 911 Turbo Line for 2021

Photo Credit: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG


The Porsche 911 is an instantly sporty shape few other automobiles have been able to match. As soon as the production started on the first car on September 14th of 1964, the magical charm of the sports car carries through with every generation of refinement to the vehicle. The 992 architecture is the most advanced version of the Porsche 911 touting the smoothest body lines, awesome engine power supported by available equipment such as all-wheel drive or all-wheel steering and an interior containing a level of luxury amenities few past Porsche enthusiasts would have expected.

Instilling the ultimate heights of performance for drivers of the latest German sports car is an all-new 911 Turbo. With the first turbocharged 911 coming into existence in 1975 known as the Porsche 930, the 256-horsepower machine was conscripted for motorsports with models sold to the public to comply with sporting regulations. Though the engine power figures of the 930 seem somewhat mundane by modern comparison, the legacy created by the mention of the word “Turbo” with Porsche remains a promise for peak road-going performance. 


Photo Credit: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG



Appearing 45 years after the earliest foray into turbocharging, the latest 992-based Porsche 911 Turbo lineup is a rolling exhibition of high-tech supremacy. The new Porsche 911 Turbo models contain a well-engineered, 3.0-liter flat-six engine that utilizes two variable turbine geometry turbochargers. The top-of-the-line 911 Turbo S has 640 horsepower of performance available with a press of the accelerator. In July, Porsche later added a lower-priced 911 Turbo variant using the same twin-turbocharged engine generating a more modest 572 horsepower. 
Aerodynamics is also a source of concentrated development on the new Porsche 911 Turbo models. Featuring a wider bodywork than the 991 Turbo, the 992 design includes an expanded active front spoiler and an enlarged rear wing equating to 15 percent greater stability. The rear spoiler’s construction combines carbon fiber reinforced polymers and fiberglass resulting in a weight savings of 440 grams compared to the previous model. Air flow is also rechannelled through the use of front electronically-controlled active cool air intakes and reworked rear side intakes. 


Photo Credit: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG



Capable of a top speed of 320 kilometer per hour (200 miles per hour) or greater, the new Porsche 911 Turbo models are equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) technology insuring firm, controlled handling at almost any speed. Traction control, rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is also included on the 911 Turbo vehicles. A new braking system on the Porsche 911 Turbo models feature thicker, wider diameter discs with a ceramic brake system offered as an option. 

The latest Porsche 911 Turbo lineup also exhibits an expanded level of livability with practical and luxury upgrades. In addition to improving aerodynamic performance, the front active spoiler system is also engineered to allow the sports car to manage uneven terrain. The new 911 Turbo features greater ground clearance on ‘basic position’ providing less of a chance for damage over the course of everyday driving. The adjustable spoiler is operated pneumatically now with a smaller module that frees up three liters of capacity for the Porsche 911 Turbo’s front cargo space. The cabin of the Porsche 911 Turbo includes a GT sport steering wheel, 14-way power adjustable sport seats, a 10.9-inch center screen with Porsche Connect integration and a Bose Surround Sound System as standard equipment.


Photo Credit: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG



The Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S trims are offered as both coupe and cabriolet body styles. Canadian pricing for the new 911 Turbo Coupe is $194,400 while the open-top version costs $209,000. The coupe variant of the 640-horsepower Turbo S wears a $231,700 price with the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet costing $246,300. 

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