Vorsteiner VRT Porsche 911 Turbo: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 30, 2010

Vorsteiner now offers modification package for the Porsche 911 Turbo. The car, dubbed the Vorsteiner VRT Porsche 911 Turbo, features a complex aerodynamic package that boosts downforce. This package makes the appearance of the 911 even sleeker with its use of discreet lines. The package has components made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

As a result, the vehicle is lighter by 55 kig and its acceleration, braking and handling are all improved. Vorsteiner’s 911 also has a redesigned front fascia that comes with generous air intakes. Only LED daytime running lights are offered since the fog lightshave been taken out. The car also received a front chin spoiler that matches the bumper’s design perfectly.

Vorsteiner also installed a set of side skirts that has a design that fits the one used by the other elements. The coupe’s rear now has a new bumper that comes with added air outlets and includes a diffuser that houses four generously-sized exhaust tips (with a chrome finish).

Aside from those, the vehicle features a large spoiler, which replaces the factory one. The kit also features a carbon fiber roof, which was a main factor in reducing its weight. The car rides on monoblock aluminum rims that utilize a center locking system and are covered in high performance Michelin PS2 sport tires.

In terms of performance, the new Porsche 911 Turbo has been elevated to a higher level. In fact, its driving dynamics is better than ever. The Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), while optional, helps support the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive resulting in greater driving dynamics. The performance of the new 911 Turbo has been enhanced to hit higher standards that go hand in hand with driving dynamics even more outstanding than before.

Accordingly, the further development of PTM Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive and PSM Porsche Stability Management for even greater driving dynamics is supported by new, optional Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). This particular system is made up of the mechanical rear axle differential which acts on the brakes on its inner rear wheel when driving in a curve. This reduces the possibility of understeering while improving the agility.

As such, steering precision is greater, ensuring stability when running on high speeds at winding roads and bends. Meanwhile the PTM delivers high standards when it comes to driving dynamics as it makes sure that the change that happens in its power distribution from the front and its rear is smoother. For the driver, the biggest benefit is having a well-balanced car. Inside the 911 Turbo, the PTM that links with the PSM is equipped as standard.

Another example of an active control system in this high-performance sports car is the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which ensures optimum driving dynamics. This damper technology is controlled by a computer and due to the interaction of the PSM and PTM, it achieves even better dynamic control. The driver can do this by choosing between Normal Mode and Sport Mode, allowing the continuous damper adjustment to be sportier, to deliver more comfort, and get a firm control map.

The driving behavior of this latest release from Porsche is flexible enough to be adjusted and to meet the particular needs of the driver. An important principle that the brand follows when it comes to safety is that its brake power should be greater than the engine power.

As such, the front wheels have the six-piston swing-calliper disc brakes with a diameter of 350 mm (8.9 inches) while the rear wheels carry the four-piston swing-calliper brakes with the 350 mm diameter discs.

Similar to the other models under the 911 line, the new 911 Turbo is equipped with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) having ceramic discs on the front having diameter of 380 mm (9.6 inches). This allows for faster response, resistance against fading, and no corrosion. The PCCB also helps lower the weight compared with the standard brakes and its grey-cast iron discs weighing in at around 18 kg (about 40 lb).

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