manual, 7-speed auto, AWD
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo, as usual, improves on the previous model
year in a number of different ways.
Firstly, the old 3.6 litre engine has been swapped for a 3.8
litre unit. This is the first entirely new engine in the 35-year-history
of the 911 Turbo, and it comes with features such as Direct
Fuel Injection and Porsche's exclusive turbocharger with variable
turbine geometry on a gasoline power unit. This powerplant develops
500 horsepower, and offers a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds.
Top speed is 194 mph. However perhaps the most impressive aspect
of the new engine is the reduction in CO2 emissions by up to
As an option, this new 3.8 six-cylinder may be combined for
the first time with Porsche's seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe
equipped with the PDK transmission are also available with a
new, optional three-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles
as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with its shift
buttons - a feature the previous model was roundly criticized
for. The right paddle is for shifting up, the left paddle for
shifting down. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono
Package Turbo both the gearshift paddle and the PDK steering
wheel with its shift buttons come with integrated displays for
Launch Control and the Sport/Sport Plus mode, which are designed
differently on the two steering wheels.
As far as visual changes go the upgrades are almost imperceptible.
Chrome headlight surrounds, redesigned foglights and new wheel
designs are the only differences.
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