4 de maio de 2013

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S officially revealed

We have seen many spy pictures of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, but only now the German company, that is celebrating 50 years of the 911, and 40 years since the Turbo first appeared, decided to fully reveal the new sports car. The exterior is, of course, similar to the previous model, but underneath this beautiful machine we have many significant changes.

The main new features include the new also new all-wheel drive system, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights, the bi-turbo flat six-cylinder engine, and the entirely new chassis, which is 100mm (3.9 inch) longer that the previous model.

Offered for the first time, is the PDCC active anti-roll system, that joins the Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic engine mounts and PCCB ceramic brakes, which are standard in the turbo S and optional in the "normal" 911 Turbo.

The turbocharged 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection is available with 521PS (514hp or 383kW) in the 911 Turbo and 560PS (553hp or 412kW) in the 911 Turbo S. One thing you can't chose is the gearbox, Porsche only offers the PDK seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Both versions achieve a 16% reduction in the fuel consumption, thanks to the new engines, the PDK transmission and the start/stop system, meaning it now averages 9.7l/100km (29.12 UK mpg or 24.25 USA mpg).

The new all-wheel drive system (PTM) with electronically controlled and activated multi-plate coupling, helps the 911 Turbo with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus reach 100km/h (62mph) in 3.2 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S only needs 3.1 seconds. The top speed is 318km/h (198mph).

One of the biggest improvements is the introduction of rear axle steering. This system uses two electro-mechanical actuators to turn the rear wheels up to 2.8 degrees. If the speed of the car is under 50km/h (31mph), the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels, with speeds above 80km/h (50mph) the rear wheels are pointed parallel to the turned front wheels.

The last major improvement is the active aerodynamic system that consists of a retractable three-stage front spoiler, whose segments can be pneumatically extended, and a deployable rear wing with three adjustable wing positions, generating a lot of downforce when the car needs it. The result is a lap of the Nürburgring done in under 7:30 minutes.

Inside, we will find a sporty, but also luxurious interior, with a lot of leather and the Bose sound system as standard. The 911 Turbo costs 162,055 euros in Germany ($148,300 in the USA) and you will have to pay 195,256 euros ($181,100) for the 911 Turbo S.

Source: Porsche