Porsche 911 Turbo 

  • $130k built in Germany
  • 2007
  • 473 HP 3.6L
  • 192 mph
The Turbo uses the body of the 997 Carrera 4, which has wider front and rear fenders—1.7 inches overall.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
The Turbo will remain luxury-oriented and come fully equipped.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 Turbo

0-60mph

911 Turbo
3.9 s
BMW Z4 M
4.8 s

Top speed

911 Turbo
192 mph
Roadster Sport
124 mph
BMW Z4 M
155 mph

0-100mph

911 Turbo
8 s
BMW Z4 M
11.7 s

Top Gear track time

911 Turbo
1:22.20
911 Carrera S
1:26.20
Boxster Spyder
1:24.90

1/4 mile

911 Turbo
11.4 s
BMW Z4 M
13.4 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 Turbo

Price

911 Turbo
$130k
BMW Z4 M
$51k

Horsepower

911 Turbo
473 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

Other changes to the engine trim 26 pounds, the exhaust is lighter by nine pounds, and even the innocuous thin panel between the rear window and spoiler is now aluminum as well.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)
Although 911 Turbos have always been the most expensive 911s, they have been bargains compared with supercars such as the V-8 Ferraris.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
Movable vanes change the angle at which air blows on the turbines depending on engine speed and throttle position.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)

Engine

As on the 996 Turbo, the front hood and decklid are aluminum, but on the 997 Turbo the doors are also aluminum, saving a reported 33 pounds.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)
The drag coefficient is 0.31, and the Turbo body generates virtually no lift in front and a little downforce in the rear when the spoiler is extended.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
Around the famous Ring, the 997 Turbo is more than 10 seconds faster than a Carrera S, putting its time in the 7:50 range.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Air compressor

With feet firmly planted on both pedals and the car starting to creep forward from the wave of torque, make sure the up-arrow illuminates in the boost-display window-the indication that overboost mode is activated-before releasing the brake.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2006)
The peak torque of 502 pound-feet is available for 10 seconds during a special overboost mode of 20.9 psi.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
Many 911 Turbos are used as everyday drivers.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Performance

Power builds sooner and more smoothly, while more torque is available across a wider rev band-all 457 pound-feet from the 997 Turbo can be accessed between 1950 and 5000 rpm.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)
If you've gotten it right, the tricky part is over and all 505 pound-feet of torque are unleashed, giving the driver an impressively harsh shove into the seat.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2006)
The final-drive ratio is revised for better acceleration-and accelerate it does.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)

Transmission

Furthermore, the automatic launches without much wheelspin, unlike the manual, and it therefore doesn't get off the line as swiftly.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2006)
Porsche says both transmissions now get to 62 mph in under four seconds with the reprogrammed Tiptronic S now just one tenth of a second behind the do-it-yourself transmission-both configurations are now allowed out to a top speed of just over 192 mph.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2006)
And, not surprisingly, the response time is noticeably slower than automated manuals like Audi's rapid-shifting dual-clutch DSG.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2006)

In The News From around the web

26
Sep

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

www.supercars.net
As with the predecessor models, the Bose sound system is fitted as standard – and, for the first time, a Burmester system is also available on request.
Another eye-catching feature of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is the exclusive Porsche panel bow top with its lightweight magnesium frame.
17
May

Porsche 911 Turbo

www.supercars.net
More power, fuel economy improved by 16 per cent The performance partners in the powertrain area are the further advanced engines and the new PTM all-wheel drive system.
Rear axle steering sustainably improves handling The introduction of rear axle steering in all turbo models immensely improves both circuit racing and everyday performance of the two new top sports cars.
10
Dec

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

www.supercars.net
Whenever road conditions deteriorate, for example as a result of wet or slippery surfaces, up to 40 per cent of the engine's drive power is conveyed to the front wheels for superior traction at all times.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/hwas in 5.2 seconds and the car had a top speed of 260 km/h or 161 mph.
10
Dec

Porsche 911 Turbo

www.supercars.net
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.
The principle of variable turbine geometry unites the advantages of small and large exhaust turbochargers and leads to a discernable improvement in flexibility and acceleration, particularly at low speeds.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $130,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2007
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,750 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 192 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s
0-60mph 3.9 s
0-100mph 8 s
0-200kph 12.2 s
Top gear time 1:22.20
Hockenheim short lap time 1:13.10
Drag coefficient 0.31

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,641 lb
Width 72.9 in
Height 51.2 in
Length 175.2 in
Front track width 58.7 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in
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