Benchmark for the past 45 years: the Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo has been the quintessential high-performance sports car with everyday usability for the past 45 years. The 911 Turbo combines sportiness with everyday usability, emotive dynamism with reliability and exhilarating performance with efficiency.

Toronto. The Porsche 911 Turbo has been the quintessential high-performance sports car with everyday usability for the past 45 years. The 911 Turbo combines sportiness with everyday usability, emotive dynamism with reliability and exhilarating performance with efficiency. The latest generation of the two-plus-two seater is more than twice as powerful as the original Turbo, which offered a three-litre, single-turbo, 260 HP flat six. While the 911 Turbo may have become faster, larger and more comfortable over the years, it has always retained its fundamental characteristics. Following the market launch of the 911 Turbo S, the next generation 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet are now being introduced – even more powerful, even faster and even more individual. Thanks to their 572 hp engines, 32 hp more than their predecessors, both model variants dip under the magic three-second 0-100 km/h mark with a time of 2.8 seconds (0.2 seconds faster). Torque of 553 lb.-ft. (up 47 lb.-ft.), now without an overboost time limit, make quick sprints even more spontaneous and effortless. Power transmission is performed by an eight-speed PDK gearbox with a Turbo-specific set-up while its top speed remains unchanged at 320 km/h. Options such as the sports chassis and sports exhaust system are available for the 911 Turbo for the first time. As a result, customers will be able to adapt their vehicle even more to their individual tastes.  The new 911 Turbo’s 3,745-cm3 six-cylinder boxer engine boasts an increased output of 572 hp and now features symmetrical VTG turbochargers with electrically controlled bypass valves.

The basic elements of the modern interior correspond to those of the 911 Carrera models with Porsche Advanced Cockpit and Direct Touch Control. The centre screen of the PCM is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated quickly and without distraction thanks to its new architecture. The particularly high-quality and extensive equipment list includes fully electrically controlled 14-way sports seats, the Sport Chrono package, a multifunction GT sports steering wheel with shift paddles and mode switches as well as the powerful BOSE® Surround Sound System. Numerous options are available for further personalization, including Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition, Night Vision Assist, Surround View and the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System.

The new models are now available to order and are slated to arrive in Canada early next year. Pricing for the 2021 911 Turbo Coupé start from $194,400 and the 2021 911 Turbo Cabriolet from $209,000.

 

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