10 Things to Know about the Porsche 911 Turbo (991)

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The Porsche 911 Turbo (2012 – present) is currently known internally as the ‘991’. As the fastest non-GT 911 (GT is the motorsport brand of Porsche and produces the race-bred GT3) here are some cool facts to know about the Porsche 991.

  1. The turbo is the fastest 0-60 Porsche 911
  2. It has a air filled front spoiler that comes out by pressing a button.
  3. Top speed is 196.
  4. The Turbo has a wider body then the all-wheel drive models (C4 and C4S). In the past they shared the same body width as the all-wheel drive cars. This makes the Turbo the widest 911 you can buy.
  5. The Porsche 911 Turbo only comes with PDK – no manual.
  6. The Porsche 911 Turbo entire body is made of lightweight aluminum – to be lighter then the previous 997 model.
  7. Like the GT3, the Porsche 911 Turbo also has rear active sterring, which allows the rear wheels to angle up to 2.8 degrees.
  8. The Turbo S has 40 more hp then the standard Turbo
  9. The Turbo now uses less fuel then the previous generation by 15%. Faster and more fuel efficent – not a bad combo.
  10. The current Turbo can now fly around the Nürburgring in under 7:30, meaning it could match the Carrera GT.

 

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