The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo was introduced 40 years after the prototype of the 911, named 901, was unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show.
As usual, every 911 generation starts with the Carrera models and the Turbo version comes later. It was always the same marketing strategy and it worked well for Porsche. While in 2012 the car-maker introduced the 991 generation, with the Carrera, Targa, and Cabriolet versions, the Turbo made its way up to the public in the following year.
Since the beginning, the Turbo was considered the 911 flagship, even though it was not the quickest or the fastest car in the stable. It was the best balance between sport and luxury. It started as a true, hard-core, sports-car, but it ended up as a better GT. In the front, the Turbo was distinguished by air scoops in black in the lateral grilles and a retractable spoiler. In the rear, the wide fenders were even larger than those found on the Carrera 4 version by 28 mm (1.1”).
Inside, the front sport seats with power 14-way adjustments were fitted as standard. They featured a memory package with electric steering column adjustments. The sport steering wheel was fitted with paddle shifters for the standard 7-speed automatic PDK (dual-clutch) gearbox. In the five-dials instrument cluster, the right one was a 4.6” high-resolution color display. The PCM (Porsche Communication Management) audio featured a twelve speaker Bose Surround System, including a 100 W active subwoofer.
The drivetrain for the Turbo offered a 3.8-liter flat-six engine with direct fuel injection. It was aided by a pair of turbochargers with variable geometry. For better speed cornering, the car was fitted as standard with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and all-wheel steering.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.8 7AT (520 HP)
|Power:||382 KW @ 6000-6500 RPM|
520 HP @ 6000-6500 RPM
512 BHP @ 6000-6500 RPM
|Torque:||524 lb-ft @ 2100-4250 RPM|
710 Nm @ 2100-4250 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||196 mph (315 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.4 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||245/35 ZR 20 || 305/30 ZR 20|
|Length:||177.4 in (4506 mm)|
|Width:||74 in (1880 mm)|
|Height:||51 in (1295 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||60.7/62.6 in (1,542/1,590 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||96.5 in (2451 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.6 in (117 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||4.1 cuFT (116 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3516 lbs (1595 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4387 lbs (1990 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||227 g/km|