New Porsche 911 Turbo for Frankfurt Motor Show
7th August, 2009
Far-reaching technological innovations together with
fine-tuning and refinement herald the debut of the second generation 997-type Porsche 911 Turbo.
All key features of Porsche’s iconic high-performance sports car have been improved. The new Porsche 911
Turbo combines a substantial improvement in fuel efficiency and lower weight with more power, even higher
speed and enhanced driving dynamics.
The new top-of-the-range 911 from Zuffenhausen now stands out even more than before from its competitors,
particularly in terms of fuel economy and dynamic performance.
The new 911 Turbo will be presented to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show from
17th to 27th September.
The heart and highlight of the seventh-generation 911 Turbo is its new engine, increasing displacement
from 3.6 litres to 3.8 litres and power from 353 kW to 368 kW.
The first entirely new engine in the 35-year-history of the Turbo comes with features such as Direct Fuel
Injection (DFI) and Porsche’s exclusive turbocharger with variable turbine geometry on a petrol engine. And
as an option, the new six-cylinder may be combined for the first time with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK
Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Double-Clutch Gearbox).
This unique combination of supreme technical features ensures an unprecedented standard of efficiency and
performance; the Porsche 911 Turbo reducing CO2 emissions versus its predecessor by almost 18 per cent,
therefore unique in its segment in this respect.
Depending on the configuration of the car, the new 911 Turbo requires between just 11.4 – 11.7 ltrs/100
kms as measured by the EU5 standard. And unlike most other cars in its segment, the new Turbo remains even
further below the crucial level of fuel consumption for gas guzzler tax in the USA, the special tax imposed
on cars with substantial fuel consumption.
All this despite acceleration to 100 km/h in a staggering 3.4 seconds (3.7 seconds for the previous
model with Tiptronic S transmission) and acceleration to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds. Top speed, in
turn, is 312 km/h.
Models equipped with PDK are also available with a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with
gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its proven shift buttons. The
paddles are fixed to the steering wheel: the right paddle providing up shifts, the left paddle down
With the further option of Sport Chrono Package Turbo the steering wheel also features integrated
displays for Launch Control and the Sport/Sport Plus modes.
Drivers of the new 911 Turbo will also enjoy a further improvement in driving dynamics. Porsche’s
all-wheel drive system – Porsche Traction Management (PTM) – has been further enhanced, with Porsche
Stability Management (PSM) now being further supported by new Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) available as
an option to spread out drive power variably on the rear axle. This makes the new Porsche 911 Turbo even
more agile and precise in its steering for an even higher level of driving enjoyment.
Sales of the new Porsche 911 Turbo in both Coupe and Cabriolet body styles commence in Germany on 21st
November 2009, with sales in Australia to commence in early 2010. Local pricing will be announced closer
to the on-sale date.