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Porsche 911 Turbo S - Performance

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Six cylinders. Rear engine. In a boxer arrangement. There are some principles from which we never deviate. Because the typical Porsche construction and the position of the drive unit guarantee very good load changing, excellent balancing of masses, a low-vibration drive and a low centre of gravity. The cylinders are placed in two opposite rows, with a total displacement of 3.8 litres.

But we still haven’t mentioned what makes a Porsche a 911 Turbo: two exhaust turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. Together with the expansion intake manifold and VarioCam Plus. You might call it the fire within the 911 Turbo models. Or simply an extremely good basis for setting benchmarks. It comes in two power levels:

The 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo Cabriolet deliver 383 kW (520 hp) available between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm and 660 Nm torque between 1,950 and 5,000 rpm (and briefly up to 710 Nm with the overboost function that comes with the optional Sport Chrono Package).

The 911 Turbo S models have 412 kW (560 hp) available between 6,500 and 6,750 rpm. The maximum torque is 700 Nm, with no restriction. And it can increase to 750 Nm, thanks to the overboost function that comes with the Sport Chrono Package, which is fitted as standard.

When you have so much to give you have to make savings elsewhere. For instance in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These are up to 16 % lower than the values of the previous generation. The result of technologies that keep the vehicle weight low and make optimum use of the fuel. These also include efficiency-enhancing measures such as thermal management, electrical system recuperation, the auto start/stop function or the coasting function.

Another good example: the 911 Turbo models already meet the Euro 6 emissions standard which will be obligatory for all new petrol-engine cars from September 2015.

Both versions of the engine have direct fuel injection (DFI). DFI injects the fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. Injection and taper angle are optimised for torque, performance, consumption and emissions. The engine control system adjusts the injection timing individually for each cylinder and the injection quantity for each cylinder bank. The greater compression achieved provides more power – and makes the engine more efficient.

The integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures reliable oil supply and also performs additional cooling functions. The electronic oil pump supplies oil when it is needed. Simply efficient. Because the oil reservoir is integrated into the engine, there is no need for an external oil tank. This saves space. And, above all, weight.

The 3.8-litre, 6-cylinder boxer engine is made with a lightweight metal design. The engine’s low weight-to-power ratio increases agility and lowers consumption. Forged connecting rods are used.

To increase strength, the engine has forged aluminium pistons, specifically cooled by oil injection nozzles, running in cylinders made from an aluminium/silicon alloy.

All of this is not without consequences. For you. For the 911 Turbo driving experience. To put it more precisely, for an extraordinary engine power and surprisingly low consumption, especially when compared to engines with much greater displacement. Simply a lot of fire. And a whole lot of ideas.

Porsche Performance - Identity 911

Identity 911

Porsche Performance - Exterior

Exterior

Porsche Performance - Interior

Interior

Porsche Performance - Engineering 911

Engineering 911

Porsche Performance - Idea

Idea

Porsche Performance - Performance

Performance

Porsche Performance - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Performance - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Performance - Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

Porsche Performance - VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus System

Porsche Performance - Expansion intake manifold

Expansion intake manifold

Porsche Performance - Efficiency

Efficiency

Porsche Performance - Coasting

Coasting

Porsche Performance - Sport Button

Sport Button

Porsche Performance - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Performance - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Performance - Chassis

Chassis

Porsche Performance - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Performance - Rear-axle steering

Rear-axle steering

Porsche Performance - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Performance - Wheels and TPM

Wheels and TPM

Porsche Performance - Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA)

Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA)

Porsche Performance - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Performance - Lights

Lights

Porsche Performance - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Performance - Engineered body design

Engineered body design

Porsche Performance - Airbags

Airbags

Porsche Performance - Interior

Interior

Porsche Performance - Seats

Seats

Porsche Performance - SportDesign steering wheel

SportDesign steering wheel

Porsche Performance - Assistance Systems

Assistance Systems

Porsche Performance - Instruments

Instruments

Porsche Performance - Luggage compartment

Luggage compartment

Porsche Performance - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Performance - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Performance - BOSE® Surround Sound-System

BOSE® Surround Sound-System

Porsche Performance - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System

Porsche Performance - Glass slide/tilt sunroof

Glass slide/tilt sunroof

Porsche Performance - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Porsche Performance - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Performance - Fuel

Fuel

Porsche Performance - Noise

Noise