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So it looks like it will be official, Porsche AG is looking to debut the 2013 Porsche 991 Turbo at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013. There’s a lot of speculation around this supercar, however it’s safe to say that the turbocharged engine will be a 3.8 liter six cylinder, boxer layout (that means the cylinders are horizontally opposed to each other). Power will be applied to an all wheel drive system with a max output in at 530 hp – slightly more than the outgoing Porsche 997 Turbo S.
Mind blowing technology, simply staggering numbers – pretty much all I could say after watching Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger (The man behind all of Porsche’s GT cars) elaborate on the technology that went into the 991 Porsche GT3. Among them the fastest gear shifting mechanism in ANY production car on the planet. Les than 100th of a millisecond, together with an updated engine capable of over 9000 rpm range!
Featuring four turbochargers, two intercoolers, four adjustable camshafts, a complex multistage intake manifold, and dual-stage exhaust, the 3.9-liter engine is expected to deliver 650 hp and shoot the machine from a standstill to 100 km/h in an estimated 2.5 seconds.
I was around 4 years old, 1980 – yet some of the memories are still rather vivid, My father was leading the solidarity movement in one of Poland’s Shipyards at the time. Poland being a communist state, we received 24 hrs. notice that he, together with many other would be arrested. We had to flee to neighboring Austria.
These guys test a lot of vehicles and were one of the first to put the Porsche 997 Turbo S through it’s paces. Their test vehicle blew through the 3 second mark and was quickly compared to the Bugatti Veyron when it came to launching from a dig!