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Porsche 911 Turbo Specs and Overview

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Introduced in 1974 at the Paris Motor Show, the Porsche 911 Turbo stood out thanks to its wide-wheel arches to make room for its wide tires. This was the car of the 1970s and is an icon through its muscular styling and athletic performance. Advertised at Porsche 930 in North America, the 911 Turbo is known for its invigorating speed and sleek style.

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Earlier versions had a large rear spoiler known as a ‘whale tail,’ which were designed to reduce rear-end lift and to keep the car from over-steering at high speeds. Later versions of the 911 Turbo have ‘tea-tray’ spoilers, a boxier enclosure accommodating the intercooler system.

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With a smaller steering wheel than the original 911, the Turbo has always had a luxurious interior with the first Turbos having leather seats and later versions sporting fancy fabric.The new Turbo can be easily recognised by the new bi-xenon headlights, the air-intakes behind the doors and the movable rear-spoiler.

The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, 991-generation, is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six cylinder. Power output for the 2014 model is increased to 520 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. The base 911 Turbo now comes with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission instead of the standard six-speed manual transmission. Because of this the mighty engine and efficient transmission, the 991-generation 911 Turbo can go 0-60 seconds in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph. The MSRP on the new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo is set at $148,300.

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Specifications

Years Produced: 1974-Current

Engine: 3.8-liter

Horsepower: 520 hp

Torque: 487 lb-ft

Transmission:7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung

Weight: 4,387 lbs

0-60: 3.2 seconds

Top Speed: 195 mph

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