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Porsche announces 530hp 911 Turbo S - 0-200kmh in 10.8sec

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February 8, 2010

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S - 530hp, 7-speed paddle-shift gearbox, 0-100kmh in 3.3 seconds...

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S - 530hp, 7-speed paddle-shift gearbox, 0-100kmh in 3.3 seconds, and still manages 24.8mpg

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The timeless beauty of the Porsche 911 range continues with the upcoming release of the new top-of-the-line 911 Turbo S at the Geneva Motor Show (4-14 March). But don’t be deceived by its good looks alone – this new model (the first in five years) has a 30hp increase over the 911 Turbo (up from 500hp to 530hp or 390kW) and maximum torque is rated at 700Nm (516lb-ft). This impressive set of figures are delivered via a six-cylinder “boxer” engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. The 911 Turbo S reaches 100kmh (62mph) in 3.3 seconds and hits 200kmh (124mph) in 10.8 seconds with a top speed of 315kmh (196mph). Even with its power upgrade, the 911 Turbo S achieves the identical fuel consumption as the regular Porsche 911 Turbo – 24.8mpg (11.4l/100km) which, Porsche says, makes it by far the most efficient in its class.

Exclusively on the 911 Turbo S (optional extras on the Turbo model) are the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox – with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift levers – which melds seamlessly with Porsche’s Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. Other performance and safety features include Dynamic Engine Mounts, for high speed rigidity, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) - including a mechanical limited slip rear differential.

Standard features on the 911 Turbo S include Launch Control function and the Sport Chrono Package Turbo. All that power takes some stopping, hence the vehicle is fitted with lightweight and fade-resistant Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).

The 911 Turbo S also has as standard Dynamic Cornering Lights, 19-inch RS Spyder design wheels with center lock nut, adaptive sports seats, cruise control, a CD/DVD changer, a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System and vehicle security package to Thatcham Category 5 standard.

Inside, the new Porsche is fitted with exclusive two-tone leather upholstery in Black/Creme or Black/Titanium Blue.

Porsche says further technical and specification details will be confirmed nearer the on-sale date.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S goes on sale from May 2010 priced from £123,263 (US$193,343 approx) in Coupe bodystyle and from £130,791 (US$204,090 approx) as a Cabriolet.

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3 Comments

Are you kidding? Do we need another high-priced, high-powered, gas-guzzler.

Can we please leave the dark ages of automobiles behind and build cars for the future?

Nick Huggins
9th February, 2010 @ 07:34 pm PST

Obviously you know nothing about cars and especially Porsches... Yes it's expensive and ridiculously fast buy if you are gonna whine about the fuel economy and call it a gas guzzler you are clearly mistaken. This car gets better fuel economy than minivans and most 6 cylinder vehicles. Let's all drive hybrids and look like retards while the people in the middle east ride around in gold plated Bugatti veyrons laughing at us. No thanks I have a very fun to drive 360 horsepower all wheel drive car that has averaged 24 miles per gallon over the last year and I'll continue to drive cars that make me happy.

Lamanamanumi
9th February, 2010 @ 08:56 pm PST

Nearly as fast as a 600cc sports bike

Drew__1
9th February, 2010 @ 08:56 pm PST
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