Porsche has finally revealed today the 911 Turbo facelift! According to the manufactyrer the new vehicle combines the substantial improvement in fuel efficiency and lower weight with more power, even higher speed and enhanced driving dynamics. The new car comes with the new power unit displacing 3.8 litres capable to deliver an impressive 500 hp (368 kW).
The first entirely new engine in the 35-year-history of the Turbo comes with features such as Direct Fuel Injection and Porsche's exclusive turbocharger with variable turbine geometry on a gasoline power unit.
This new engine can also be connected to the seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Double-Clutch Gearbox), in order to obtain an even more spectacular vehicle.
For the models that come with this new PDK gearbox, Porsche also offers a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its proven shift buttons.
According to Porsche, the combination of PDK, Direct Fuel Injection and turbocharging ensures reduces the CO2 emissions with almost 18%.
Depending of the configuration of the car the new model has a fuel consumption of just 11.4 - 11.7 ltr/100 km (equal to 24.8 - 24.1 mpg imp) under the EU5 standard. Don't think the car is slow because is not! It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds while the top speed is limited to 312 km/h or 194 mph.
The sales of the new Porsche 911 Turbo in both Coupe and Cabriolet are starting in Germany on 21 November 2009. The base price without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 122,400 for the Coupe version and Euro 131,800 for the Cabriolet!
The gross retail price in Germany, therefore, is Euro 145,871 - for the Coupe and Euro 157,057 - for the Cabriolet, in each case including 19% value-added tax and national specifications. The official debut of the car will be made at the Frankfurt Motor Show from 17 - 27 September.