Porsche 911 Models Boast More Power


    Porsche says starting next year, its top models of the 911 model series – the Turbo and Turbo S – will boast more power (20 hp), a sharpened design, and improved features. The models will be available in both coupe and convertible versions. The bi-turbo six-cylinder engine in the 911 Turbo with 3.8 litres of displacement will have a power output of 540 hp. This power gain is achieved by modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles, and higher fuel pressure. The 911 Turbo S will develop 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. The GT sport steering wheel – 360 mm in diameter and with a design adopted from the 918 Spyder – will come with a mode switch as standard. It consists of a rotary ring with stepped positions that can be used to select one of the four modes: normal, sport, sport plus, or individual. Along with the generation change in models, the newly developed infotainment system and PCM with navigation are making their way into the cockpits of the 911 Turbo models as standard equipment. This system consists of a multi-touch monitor with high-quality glass surface and offers numerous new and extended connectivity functions. In addition, the system can now process handwritten inputs. Moreover, the company says mobile phones and smartphones can be integrated more quickly, easily, and comprehensively than before via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cable. Select vehicle functions can now be controlled remotely as well. As in the previous models, the Bose sound system is offered as standard equipment while a Burmester system can be delivered as an option.