Based on the same 3.8-liter flat-six found on the facelifted 911 Carrera S models, the new engine comes with features such as Direct Fuel Injection and twin turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.
Furthermore, as an option, the new six-cylinder may be combined for the first time with Porsche's seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (that's Double-Clutch Gearbox) that can be specified with steering-wheel mounted paddle-shifts. The 911 Turbo is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
According to 'das' Germans, the new Turbo goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3,4 seconds and on to a top speed of 312 km/h or 194 mph.
Aside from the all-new powertrain, Porsche said that the updated Turbo benefits from further improvements in driving dynamics and detailed enhancement of the PTM fully controlled all-wheel drive and PSM Porsche Stability Management systems.
The new model will be presented to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show from 17 - 27 September with sales of both Coupe and Cabriolet variants starting in Europe at the end of November. The Euro base price without value-added tax and national specifications is €122,400 for the Coupe and €131,800 for the drop-top model.