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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo new and improved


The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo is lighter, faster and more dynamic than its predecessor

To be shown at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, the new 911 gets a new 3.8-litre 500hp engine, a development of the Carrera S 3.8-litre flat six, which Porsche says is the first all-new engine in the model's 35-year history.

The new engine features direct fuel-injection and twin turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.

When coupled to the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe gearbox, the car will reportedly reach 100kph from standstill in 3.4 seconds, max out at 312kph.

There’s a new steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift option, and the steering wheel features integrated displays for the Launch Control and Sport/SportPlus mode.

Porsche says it has cut emissions by 18 per cent over its predecessor, with figures of 11.4 to 11.7l/100km depending on transmission.

Owners of the new Porsche 911 Turbo will also enjoy a further improvement in driving dynamics, with detailed enhancement of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) fully-controlled all-wheel drive and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) being further supported by the new option of Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). Porsche Torque Vectoring makes the car even more agile and precise in its steering responses, particularly on twisting roads.

Standard equipment includes the touch-screen Porsche Communication Management system with both Bluetooth mobile telephone and iPod connectivity.

The 911 turbo coupe and cabrio go on sale in New Zealand from January next year, with pricing from $342,000.

See the Porsche 911 for sale here.

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