New Porsche 911 Turbo to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show



    
    500-hp flagship features intelligent power: significantly lower fuel
    consumption, significantly higher performance
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Porsche AG will present its new
top-of-the-line 911 at the Frankfurt Auto Show from September 17-27, 2009.
With fine-tuned styling and supreme refinement, the new 911 Turbo deploys
far-reaching technological innovations, more power and lower weight to deliver
even higher performance and enhanced driving dynamics.
    The heart of the seventh-generation 911 Turbo is a new twin-turbo engine,
displacing 3.8 litres and delivering a maximum output of 500 bhp. The first
entirely new engine in the Turbo's 35-year-history comes with Direct Fuel
Injection and Porsche's exclusive turbochargers with variable turbine
geometry.
    As an option, the new flat-six may be combined for the first time with
Porsche's acclaimed seven-speed PDK double-clutch gearbox. Models equipped
with PDK are also available with a new, optional three-spoke steering wheel
with gearshift paddles (right for upshifts, left for downshifts) as an
alternative to the standard steering wheel with its proven shift buttons. Both
the standard PDK steering wheel and the new optional steering wheel come with
integrated displays for Launch Control and Sport/Sport Plus modes.
    This combination of technology ensures an unprecedented standard of both
efficiency and performance. The new 911 Turbo reduces CO(2) emissions by 18
per cent compared to its predecessor and also uses significantly less fuel.
Depending on configuration, the new Turbo requires just 11.4 - 11.7 L/100 km
under the EU5 standard. All this despite acceleration to 100 km/h in 3.4
seconds and a top speed of 312 km/h.
    Drivers of the new 911 Turbo will enjoy a further improvement in driving
dynamics. Standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive and
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) can be enhanced by optional Porsche Torque
Vectoring (PTV). A new variable torque distribution technology, PTV actively
distributes power between the rear wheels, improving steering response and
precision and making the car more agile and precise in corners.
    The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo goes on sale in Canada in January 2010.
Pricing for the Turbo Coupé starts at $165,300; the Turbo Cabriolet starts at
$178,400.

    Note: Photos of the new 911 Turbo are available to accredited journalists
in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage material is
available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Laurance Yap, (416) 450-4399,
laurance.yap@porsche.ca

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