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The New Porsche 911 Turbo: 45 Years Of Performance

The Porsche 911 Turbo has been performance and luxury since 1945.

  • The Porsche 911 Turbo now arrives following the hyper-fast 911 Turbo S.

  • The Turbo now boasts 572 horsepower or 32 more than the 991.2 Turbo.

  • The 0-100 km/h sprint disappears in 2.8 seconds.

It’s difficult to aptly describe what the Porsche 911 Turbo means to performance car enthusiasts. When it arrived in 1975, the German car brand suddenly had an answer to the Italians and although the performance car world has evolved, the Porsche 911 Turbo is still the answer.

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At the time, the newly minted 930 Porsche 911 Turbo produced a modest by today’s standard, 256 horsepower but it left an indelible mark on the world of performance cars. Back in 1975, it was an epic car. Fast-forward 45 years and the 911 Turbo remains a benchmark, a beacon of power, prestige and performance.

Both the new 911 Turbo and Turbo Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbocharged  3.8-litre boxer 6-cylinder engine 572 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque, or basically the previous 991.2 Turbo S’ output. It’s no small wonder why the new 911 Turbo is so fast. An eight-speed PDK gearbox with a Turbo-specific set-up sends power to all four wheels, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of only 2.8 seconds, and a top speed set at 320 km/h.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

Like the Turbo S, the Turbo is wider than the previous Turbo with 42 extra millimetres of front track (body is 45 mm wider) while the rear is 10 millimetres (body is 20 mm wider). Tires are 255/35/20 up front and 315/30/21 in the rear. The rear wheels steer thanks to standard rear active steering. The braking system also gets beefier with 408 mm in diameter (28 mm more than before) front discs and the rear 380 mm (the 991.2 Turbo front disc’s size).

Power is nothing without control. Thus, the 911 Turbo features the PASM chassis as standard. The Porsche Active Suspension Management offers a large spread between sportiness and comfort. The available the significantly firmer sport suspension, which is electrically controlled and sets the car 10 mm-lower, enhances dynamics and stability.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

The new Porsche 911 Turbo’s body is loaded with enhanced adaptive aerodynamics, a larger active front spoiler, and a significantly larger variable rear spoiler. It looks exactly as a Porsche 911 Turbo should.

Standard features will include a 10.9-inch screen, 14-way sports seats, the Sport Chrono package, a GT sports steering wheel with shift paddles and multifunction and mode switches as well as BOSE audio. The list of options will be extensive and include a sports exhaust system (for the first time), PDCC hydraulic active anti-roll stabilization, and the PCCB ceramic brake system. As well, the newly optional Lightweight Design and Sports packages remove weight or increase the car’s visual appeal.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

The new Porsche 911 Turbo is available to order as of July 16th and the new models are slated to arrive in Canada early next year. Pricing for the 2021 911 Turbo Coupé starts from $194,400 and the 2021 911 Turbo Cabriolet from $209,000. In the US, pricing for the Coupé begins at $170,800, and $183,600 for the Cabriolet.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

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