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Porsche 911 Turbo Type 997

Porsche 911 Turbo Type 997

Porsche 911 Turbo Type 997

Porsche 911 Turbo Type 997 interior

Year 2006
Engine 3.5 litre boxer 6 cylinder turbocharged
Transmission 6-speed, Tiptronic auto
Max speed 193 mph
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
Horsepower 480 bhp @ 6000 rpm
weight -

The sixth generation of the 911 series’ top-of-the-range model was unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and went on sale in June of that year.

The 911 Turbo (Type 997) has an output of 480 bhp (353 kW) @ 6,000 rpm, 60 bhp more than its predecessor, the 996 Turbo. The specific output of the 3.6-litre boxer engine thus climbs to a new all-time high of 133 bhp (98 kW) per liter of displacement. Rated torque has been increased from 560 to 620 Nm. The speed range in which this power is available has also been extended. While the previous model’s maximum torque was available between 2,700 and 4,600 revolutions per minute, the corresponding figures are now 1,950 to 5,000 revs.

These improvements are translated into driving performance. The new 911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission requires 3.9 seconds for the standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h. The coupé reaches the 200 km/h mark in 12.8 seconds. And just 3.8 seconds are all it takes for the most powerful series-built 911 model of all time to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear. Despite these enhanced performance statistics, Porsche developers succeeded in reducing average fuel consumption by one tenth to 12.8 liters per 100 kilometers.

The 911 Turbo with the optionally available Tiptronic S automatic transmission puts in an even more impressive performance. An optimized setup gives the vehicle the wherewithal to power from zero to one hundred in just 3.7 seconds and to reach 200 km/h after a mere 12.2 seconds.

The The vehicle’s flexibility can be enhanced even further with the optional “Sport Chrono Package Turbo”, available for the first time. Here the driver selects the “sports button” adjacent to the gear lever to activate a short-time “overboost” at full throttle. This increases boost pressure in the mid speed range by 0.2 bar for up to ten seconds; torque rises by 60 to 680 Newtonmeters. The time required by the 911 Turbo with manual transmission for intermediate acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h is reduced by 0.3 seconds to 3.5 seconds.

A characteristic design feature of the 2006 911 Turbo is the modified front end with its distinctive, tautly drawn cooling air inlets. In conjunction with the standard-equipment oval bi-xenon headlights, they define its unmistakable image. The harmonious front view is enhanced by widely placed and deep-set fog lights and by new LED flashers, which are situated in the lateral air inlets of the front end. From the rear perspective too, the Turbo takes on a more powerful appearance. This is due first and foremost to its tail end, 22 millimeters wider than that of the previous model, to which the redesigned wing spoiler element has been aligned. It now slopes downward slightly at the sides to nestle into the contours of the rear fenders. The lateral air inlets behind the doors have also been redrawn and, together with the new air ducts, afford a more efficient supply of cooling air to the charge-air intercoolers.

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