The Porsche 911 Turbo was first introduced to the market in the year 1974 by the Germany based car maker Porsche Automobil Holding SE, shortened for Porsche SE. Porsche SE is a Germany based car maker which specializes in the manufacture of luxury cars. The car maker Porsche SE is owned by the Piëch and Porsche families, and Qatar Holdings. The first 911 Turbo also known as the Porsche 930 has been in on the market from 1975 and 1989. The Porsche 911 Turbo comes as a luxury 2-door vehicle. The Porsche 911 Turbo is family to the Porsche 911 series of 1963.
The Porsche 911 Turbo adopts a 3.8 liter engine which has the capability to generate a maximum power of 368kW and a maximum torque of 650Nm. The 911 Turbo comes with the engine on the rear and the coupe is offered to the market as an all-wheel drive with map-controlled multi-disc clutch, Porsche Traction Management (PTM), starting assist. Porsche provides two model variants to the local market and these are the manual and the PDK models. The engine of the 911 Turbo takes on the 6 cylinder layout and the manual model is capable of reaching a top speed of 312 km/hr and the PDK is capable of reaching the same top speed of 312km.hr.
The 911 Turbo can accelerate from zero to 100km/hr in just 3.7 seconds for the manual model, while the PDK model takes 3.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100km.hr. The in-gear acceleration record of the 911 Turbo; from 80 to 120km.hr is 2.1 seconds. The manual model adopts a 6-speed gearbox and the PDK model adopts the 7-speed gearbox. The overall length of the 911 Turbo is 4450mm, while the width of the 911 Turbo is 1852mm and the height of the 911 Turbo is 1300mm. The vehicle carries a wheelbase of size 2350mm. The unladen weight of the 911 Turbo is 1570kg and the permissible gross weight of the manual 911 Turbo model is 1935kg and that of the PDK model is 1960kg.
The 911 Turbo makes use of a 67 liter fuel tank and records an urban fuel consumption ratio of 16.5 liters per 100km for the manual model, with the PDK model recording the same urban fuel consumption ratio. The combined fuel consumption ratio of the manual model is 11.6 liters per 100km and the PDK model records a combined ratio of 11.4 liters per 100km. The carbon emission ratio of the manual model is 272g/km and that of the PDK is 268g/km.
The exterior of the 911 Turbo is shaped by such features as the rear spoiler, alloy wheels, performance tyres, the null spare wheel; with the glass and roof defined by the variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, rear defogger and power glass sunroof. Porsche offers plenty of exterior options which can be adopted for a much more defined and unique style. The drive train of the 911 Turbo features the viscous centre differential, centre limited slip differential, while the suspension of the 911 Turbo is defined by the modified MacPherson struts on the front and the multi link on the rear, coupled with stabilizing bars also featuring on the rear.
Porsche has incorporated both active and passive safety and security features for the 911 Turbo and these come in the form of the 4-wheel ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), the front head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system and the engine immobilizer. Other features adopted by the 911 Turbo include the emergency braking assist, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 front headrests, passenger airbag deactivation switch, front seatbelt pretensioners, stability & traction control and tyre pressure monitoring. Optional safety features provided include the Dynamic Cornering Lights and the Park Assist System.
The interior of the 911 Turbo provides both comfort and convenience from power features and comfortable seating in the car. The vehicle provides the 6 -way power passenger & driver seats, passenger & passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support, height adjustable driver & passenger seats and the split-folding rear seatback. Convenience adopted by the 911 Turbo is drawn from the cruise control, front console with storage, cup holders, door pockets and the universal remote transmitter. The vehicle lays out comfort in the form of the interior active charcoal air filter, climate control and dual illuminating vanity mirrors. Entertainment comes from the AM/FM in-dash single CD/DVD, CD-controller with CD MP3 Playback stereo, auxiliary audio input and iPod integration; 1 subwoofer, 5.1 surround audio and the radio data system.