In 2012, Porsche released the Turbo model to add to the 991 line-up. The Turbo is an all-wheel drive, 3.8-litre flat-6 power house with 520hp and rear-wheel steering as standard. The Turbo has been known as the “everyday supercar” due to it’s drivability, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering and it can get up to 31mpg if you drive it sensible enough. This is the first 911 to feature adaptive aerodynamics, with an active front spoiler and rear wing to create a total of 150kg of downforce when going at top speed. The 0-60mph time in this car is 3.2 seconds, and with the Sport Plus button, raises this to 3.1 seconds, and these aren’t even the “S” model stats.
The design for the Turbo is somewhat conservative, when you compare it’s speed and capabilities to that of it’s competitors in Lamborghini or Ferrari. This shape has proven time and time again to be that of incredible performance. The 911 has always had the appearance of a 911, which means that this is a timeless design.
If you are a lover of manual, look away, as the 991 Turbo was only available with the PDK. However, this gearbox has proven to be nothing lesser than brilliant.
How to spot
- Low flat oval-shaped LED day-running lights
- Adaptive aerodynamic wing and front spoiler
- Chrome finish exhausts
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Power: 520bhp @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque: 487Nm @ 5,000rpm & 524Nm @ 4,250rpm with overboost
Brakes: Front: 330mm callipers; rear: 330mm callipers
Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts that features two lower control arms and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and can also have Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Rear: Multilink with a new wheel carrier and subframe support two upper control arms, two lower control arms and a toe link.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 20×8.5 with 245/35ZR20 tyres. Rear: 20×11 with 305/30ZR20 tyres
Did you know?
The active aerodynamics on this car is also used to cool the brakes, so that you are getting both more downforce and better braking at the same time.