2013 Porsche 991 turbo official photos released
Killer-M | On 03, May 2013
Official photos for the 2013 Porsche 991 turbo have been released, all of which look to have been taken in Cape Town South Africa. For the standard Turbo, the result is 520 horsepower, with a conservative 0-60 mph sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Turbo S with 560 horsepower, 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
Turbo model will start at $149,250, while the Turbo S asks $182,050.
Looks like the renderings that have been making their way around were in fact spot on. Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 9,7l/100 km; CO2-emission: 227g/km
6 cylinders. Rear engine. Horizontally opposed. There are some principles from which we will not deviate. This is because the typical Porsche design and position of the drive unit guarantees a very good gas cycle, an excellent balancing of masses and minimal vehicle vibrations. The cylinders are arranged opposite each other in 2 rows with a total displacement of 3.8 litres.
The only thing missing now is what makes a Porsche into a 911 Turbo: 2 turbochargers.
Its variable turbine geometry largely cancels out the objectives conflict of normal turbochargers: the incoming exhaust gas is directed onto the turbine wheel via electronically controlled, adjustable guide vanes so that it is possible to achieve the conditions of both a “small” and a “large” turbocharger. This allows the optimum flow conditions to be realised for any operating condition.
Together with the expansion intake manifold and VarioCam Plus, the engine combines exceptional propulsive power with amazingly low fuel consumption, particularly in comparison to engines with significantly larger displacement.
Fire in the belly. And any number of ideas.
The new 911 Turbo boasts 383 kW (520 hp) between 6,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, and 660 Nm torque between 1,950 rpm and 5,000 rpm (for short periods up to 710 Nm with the overboost function of the optional Sport Chrono package).
The new 911 Turbo S boasts 412 kW (560 hp) between 6,500 rpm and 6,750 rpm. Its maximum torque of 700 Nm is available for an unlimited period of time. The overboost function in the Sport Chrono Package Turbo, which comes as standard, facilitates an increase to 750 Nm.
Those who have so much to give must save in other areas. Such as in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These are up to 16% lower than the values for the previous models. How? Technologies that keep the vehicle weight low and utilize fuel optimally. These also include new efficiency-enhancing measures such as thermal management, vehicle electrical system recuperation, the Auto Start Stop Plus function and the “coasting” function.
A high level of environmental friendliness is the very least that the Porsche environmental management team in Weissach want to guarantee. Here, developments are made ecologically compatible. The objective: to be powerful but, insofar as possible, not at the cost of the environment. This is also true of the new 911 Turbo models.
The SPORT button, available as standard, allows you to choose between a setup optimized for comfort and a sporty setup. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system controls the engine with more bite. In combination with the Sport Chrono package (standard in the 911 Turbo S), the overboost function is then also active and the dynamic engine bearings are sport stiff.
With the Sport Chrono package, when the SPORT or SPORT PLUS button is activated while accelerating at full throttle, the maximum boost pressure is increased in the low and mid-rev range simultaneously by approx. 0.15 bar: the over-boost. The torque is also increased for a brief period by 50 Nm – to 710 Nm in the 911 Turbo and to 750 Nm in the 911 Turbo S.
The LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) are a new development available as standard with the new 911 Turbo S and on request for the new 911 Turbo. The inner workings of each headlight comprise two light housings in a stepped configuration – and they make an impression.
The LED light is very bright and thus ensures even better illumination of the road. Thanks to optimised close-up, side and distance illumination as well as the daylight-like colour and low light scatter, the eyes do not tire as quickly as they do with other systems.
The Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) is combined with the LED headlights. Along with all the functions that PDLS offers, PDLS Plus also features dynamic high beam control.
Dynamic high beam control is active at speeds from 37 mph and detects the lights of oncoming vehicles and of vehicles travelling in front. It can thus adjust the intensity and range of the light beam to the relevant situation.
With the new 911 Turbo, our engineers have re-developed 90% of all components and have set a new benchmark once again. With enhanced engine performance, with the now standard, improved Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), with significantly enhanced standard equipment and with thermal management. They exceeded all expectations with the new rear axle steering and the new Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system, which, in this form, is the first ever use of the system in vehicles with road approval anywhere in the world. Just a few of the responses that have made a race track suitable Porsche into a Sports Car that is usable every day.
The new 911 Turbo S impresses with the playful lightness with which the highest performance values are achieved.
The chassis control system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) for anti-roll stabilisation comes as standard. Together with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – a system which electronically adjusts the shock absorbers – and Porsche Stability Management (PSM), it ensures that the new 911 Turbo S not only sets new reference values for dynamics but also for the chassis. In addition, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) brings composure. It has already satisfied the most demanding of requirements on the race circuit and is now standard in the new 911 Turbo S. High comfort levels are provided by systems, such as cruise control and front and rear Park Assist, which are available as standard. Likewise the new LED headlights in combination with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
The new 911 Turbo S wears its hunger to perform on its sleeve: at the rear with the “turbo S” logo and the dark chrome-plated tailpipe covers and on the side, through the new SportDesign exterior mirrors with V-shaped mirror base and the forged, bright-polished 20 inch 911 Turbo S wheels. Its central locking devices are taken from motor sport.
Inside, exclusive materials with high-quality detailing come as standard. Specifically, two-tone leather interior in Black and Carrera Red. The interior trim is in Carbon. The door entry guards bear the “turbo S” logo. Adaptive sports seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and driver memory, along with leather-covered seat shell and double round seams.
Taste, personality, style. We are offering you two interpretations: the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. You decide which of the new Turbo models best suits you.