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Porsche 911 Turbo models bow at Detroit

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S will debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

  • 911 Turbo S und 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

At the start of 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Porsche is presenting another highlight of its product range.

The top models of the 911 model series – the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S – now boast more power (20 hp), a sharpened design and improved features. The models will be available in both coupe and convertible versions from the start.

Both models will arrive in Canada in the second quarter of 2016 with pricing starting at $181,800 for the Turbo Coupe, $195,800 for the Turbo Cabriolet, $214,800 for the Turbo S and $228,800 for the Turbo S Cabriolet.

The bi-turbo six-cylinder engine in the 911 Turbo with 3.8 litres of displacement now has a power output of 540 hp.

This power gain was achieved by modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure.

The 911 Turbo S now develops 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. Porsche is still the only manufacturer to use turbochargers with variable turbine geometry in gasoline engines.

The engines now also have what is known as a dynamic boost function to further improve engine response in dynamic operation. It maintains the charge pressure during load changes – i.e. when the accelerator pedal is released briefly.

The 911 Turbo S Coupe sprints to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Its top speed of 330 km/h is 12 km/h higher than before. The 911 Turbo reaches the 100-km/h mark in 3.0 seconds, and its top speed is 320 km/h – five km/h faster than the previous model.

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