One of the most iconic sports cars on the road today is the Porsche 911 Turbo. With a rich heritage, this rear-engine sports car has become the benchmark for performance vehicles the world over.
First unleashed upon the world in 1974, today, over forty years later, the German sports car is still considered to be one of the foremost performance power house vehicles in the world. Car manufacturers are constantly trying to better the design and performance of the vehicle.
After the latest 911 was released in 2012, engineers worked on the turbo-charged version of the vehicle. Today, Porsche enthusiasts have the opportunity to buy one of the most sought-after vehicles. The 520 horsepower engine, unique features, and luxurious accessories, make the Porsche 911 Turbo a true reflection of the modern sports car.
One of the most prominent features of the Porsche 911 Turbo is the rear engine. The flat six 3.8 litre turbo charged engine has two variable vane turbo chargers that feed boosted air into the engine and help it produce a massive 520 horse power from 6,000 to 6,500 RPM and 487 lb-ft of torque. The engine is capable of sending 524 lb of torque to all four wheels from 2100 to 4250 RPM. This is achieved due to the Overboost function in the Sport Chrono package.
Another feature of the 911 Turbo is the advanced all or rear wheel-drive system allows for the power to be accessed and greater handling can be achieved. The new cooling system allows for more power to sent to the front axle, which allows the 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and achieves a top speed of 195mph. The enhanced rear wheel steering automatically alters the angle of the rear wheel and, depending on the speed, extends the wheelbase and improves the handling.
The design of the 911 Turbo sets the car apart from the rest of the 911 models. The body of the cars is now 28mm wider than the Carrera 4 models. This design resembles a steroid-injected vehicle – which is the nature of the vehicle. New 20-inch forged wheels with optimal centre-locking mechanism that helps to reduce the weight at the wheel hub and promote added power. Additional features include new LED lighting systems in both the rear cabin and exterior of the vehicle.
The Porsche 911 Turbo is surely one of the most desirable, innovative and powerful sports cars, available in the market today.