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    Default 2006 Porsche 997 Turbo

    Some info and some nice pictures of the new Porker Turbo:

    480bhp icon reaches its sixth generation
    Porsche 911 Turbo (997)
    Porsche has launched the new 911 Turbo and will show it at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February. The sixth generation of the 911 series’ top-of-the-range model will be available in German dealerships from 24 June 2006.
    The 911 Turbo (Type 997) now has an output of 480bhp at 6,000rpm, 60bhp more than the 996 Turbo. The specific output of the 3.6-litre boxer engine climbs to a new all-time high of 133bhp per litre. Rated torque has been increased from 413lb-ft to 457lb-ft. The speed range in which this power is available has also been extended. While the previous model’s maximum torque was available between 2,700 and 4,600rom, the corresponding figures are now 1,950 to 5,000 revs, much of it due to new turbo vane technology.
    Performance is naturally better too. The new 911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission takes just 3.9 seconds for the standard sprint from zero to 62mph (100kph), reaching 125mph (200kph) in 12.8 seconds. And just 3.8 seconds are all it takes for the most powerful series-built 911 model of all time to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear. Despite these enhanced performance statistics, Porsche engineers have reduced average fuel consumption by 10 per cent to 22mpg.
    The optional Tiptronic S automatic transmission is even faster. It powers from zero to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds and 125mph in 12.2 seconds, and is more economical. Both transmission variants have a top speed of 194mph.
    The vehicle’s flexibility can be enhanced even further with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, available for the first time. Here the driver selects the “sports button” adjacent to the gear lever to activate a short-time overboost at full throttle. This increases boost pressure in the mid-speed range by 0.2 bar for up to ten seconds; torque rises by 45lb-ft. This translates into a quicker acceleration from 50 to 75mph, down 0.3 seconds to 3.5 seconds.
    New technology

    These performance figures owe themselves to exhaust turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, featuring for the first time in a gasoline engine model. At the heart of this technology are adjustable guide blades, which direct the engine exhaust flow variably and precisely onto the turbine wheel of the exhaust turbocharger. The principle of variable turbine geometry unites the advantages of small and large exhaust turbochargers and leads to a discernable improvement in flexibility and acceleration, particularly at low speeds.
    To transfer the available power to the road, the new generation of the 911 Turbo features a redesigned all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. Porsche Traction Management (PTM) ensures variable power distribution to the two driven axles. Depending on the driving conditions, the all-wheel electronics system constantly determine the optimal torque distribution to ensure the best-possible drive. In practice this translates as high agility on narrow country roads, outstanding traction in rain and snow and optimal active safety even at high speeds. These properties make the Porsche Traction Management system in the new 911 Turbo one of the most powerful and, at the same time, lightest all-wheel systems on the market.
    The new 911 Turbo’s driving performance is duly tempered by its brake system, which comprises monobloc fixed-calliper disc brakes with six pistons at the front axle and four at the rear.
    In comparison with the Type 996, the diameter of the internally ventilated and perforated brake discs at the front and rear wheels has been increased by 20mm to 350mm. PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) is an option. The advantages of this high-tech material mean a reduction of 17Kg compared to the standard brake system, excellent fading stability owing to consistent friction values and absolute corrosion resistance. These brakes are 380mm in diameter (front) and 350mm (rear).
    A characteristic design feature of the new 911 Turbo is the modified front end with its cooling air inlets. In conjunction with the standard, oval bi-xenon headlights, the front view includes widely placed, deep-set fog lights and new LED indicators, which are situated in the lateral air inlets of the front end.
    The Turbo's tail end is 22mm wider than that of the previous model and now slopes downward slightly at the sides to nestle into the contours of the rear fenders. The lateral air inlets behind the doors have also been redrawn and, together with the new air ducts, afford a more efficient supply of cooling air to the charge-air intercoolers.
    The price for the 911 Turbo is €115,000 (78,500) plus VAT and other taxes. In the USA, the 911 Turbo is priced at US$122,900 (not including taxes), and will be available from 8 July 2006.
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    Default History of the 911 Turbo Video

    Here's a nice video from Porsche for the Porschephiles amongst us:

    http://www.porsche.com/all/masterwerk/uk.aspx

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    Very nice.. I bet it weighs more than the 996?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caccobra
    Hey buddy, nice wheels.





    Quote Originally Posted by Brav
    Very nice.. I bet it weighs more than the 996?
    Curb weight - 3,494 lbs (manual) ...... 3,571 lbs (tip)


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    Dont know that I'd want a boxter exhaust on my GT3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog Ring
    Actually a little less. Aluminum doors and deck.
    Well, thats good news. Step in the right direction.
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    Gabe,

    You're right. The similarity to the Eclipse wheels has been noted on some of the Porsche forums already. It looks like the 997 Porsche in these pictures are sporting 19" wheels rather than 18" wheels (that came on the 996 turbo). Perhaps they will have these as standard size now? Any official word on that anywhere?

    I'm not really crazy about any of the OEM wheels that Porsche has used in the last few years. Still looking for the right one to upgrade to.......

    Craig

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    Thanks, Dog Ring. I was curious about that. I know a lot of guys have gone to 19's on the 996's, but I've heard that can jeopardize the handling of the 996, since the suspension was not engineered for wheels that size or tires with that low of a profile. Have you heard anything different about that on the 996? I was thinking that I would stick with 18" wheels for that reason.

    Craig

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    Thanks, Dog Ring. I stayed with the 18's on the Noble for the same reason. While larger wheels might look better to some people and seem to be the thing for the indoor car show crowd, I'm more interested in maintaining the handling characteristics that these cars were designed for. Hence, a better looking, lighter wheel of the same size as the car was engineered for makes a lot more sense to me. I learned my lesson on a Honda Civic that I riced out for my son when he was 16. Went with the big wheels and thin tires because that was what he wanted. It looked cool, but he kept hitting potholes and tearing up the expensive tires and rims. Just not a good idea in pothole country like we have here in Michigan.

    Sorry to hear the South Haven deal didn't work out. Maybe it was meant to be, if you find something you like better in Harbor Springs or Petosky.

    Craig
    Last edited by caccobra; 02-13-2006 at 06:17 PM.

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    Motor Trend, 6/2006:

    0-60 3.2 seconds..
    1/4mi: 11.4sec @ 120.5mph

    Automatic version, not even the upcoming dual clutch.
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