litre boxer 6 cylinder turbocharged
bhp @ 6000 rpm
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.