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Porsche 911/997 Turbo : 2008

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From the production of the first model in 1974, the 911 Turbo has never hidden its intent. The newest model continues this tradition with a design that is singularly powerful. Like the turbochargers under its skin, the body of the 911 Turbo is a model of aerodynamic control. The body's aerodynamic profile has been painstakingly tested to create positive downforce at the rear, without speed-robbing drag. The drag coefficient is remarkably low at just 0.31.


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The new front is designed to put onrushing air to optimum use. Massive air inlets direct cooling air to the twin radiators located in the car's nose. High-powered lighting technology plays an important supporting role. The new headlamps echo the traditional 911 design, with the modern advantage of ultra-bright Bi-Xenon lighting and an integrated cleaning system. Compact fog lamps and turn indicators assist in creating undisturbed airflow.

The side air intakes behind the doors provide efficient air delivery to the twin intercoolers. As is typical in Porsche racing cars, air ducts are also directed to both the front and rear brakes; their cooling action plays a key role in eliminating brake fade. Black plastic sills along the sides of the body provide effective protection against stone chips.

The new 911 Turbo is much wider across the rear than the front. The generous wheel track and wider tires provide for massive lateral grip. The new engine lid design features an integrated rear splitwing spoiler; the upper wing element is automatically raised at approximately 75 mph (120 km/h) and lowered at around 37 mph (60 km/h). The purposeful side air outlets and fully enclosed twin tailpipes are a further indication of the power within.

The latest evolution of Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is standard equipment on the 911 Turbo. While PSM cannot overcome the laws of physics, this advanced system can provide the driver with additional control in extreme situations.

PSM remains an invisible feature in most everyday driving. However, it is constantly monitoring a host of dynamic variables—including the car's direction, speed, yaw velocity (the speed at which the car rotates around its vertical axis) and lateral acceleration.

If PSM perceives that the car is diverging from the driver's intended course, it applies selective braking at individual wheels to help bring the car in line. Porsche Stability Management also assists when accelerating on a slippery surface, applying the integrated Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) functions to help maintain traction and stability. Whenever PSM intervenes, an indicator light is illuminated.

Anti-lock Braking (ABS) is an integral function of Porsche Stability Management. If a wheel approaches the threshold of skidding under braking, PSM applies selective ABS braking to that wheel, to shorten the braking distance and enhance directional control. The ABS function is smooth and precise.

Active safety is further enhanced by two additional brake functions: electronic brake prefill and brake assist.

The prefill function is automatically enabled whenever the throttle pedal is suddenly released. The pressure in the brake lines is marginally increased, and brake pads come into light contact with the discs. Should the driver choose to brake, the system is thus prepared to apply the maximum force without delay.

The brake assist function is specifically designed for use in emergency stops. When the pressure on the brake pedal exceeds a predefined threshold, the brake assist function uses the PSM hydraulics to apply the pressure required for maximum deceleration. The result: shorter braking distances.

When Sport mode is selected on the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, PSM's threshold for intervention is raised, allowing greater driver involvement.

If you'd rather enjoy your 911 Turbo unassisted, PSM can be set to standby at any time. In this case, it will only intervene under heavy braking, where both front wheels exceed the ABS threshold.

All PSM inputs are restrained, preserving the natural agility of the car. While safe driving is ultimately the driver's responsibility, PSM can provide an extra margin of safety when you need it most.

Your 911 Turbo is well protected from intrusion and theft. An electronic immobilizer prevents the engine from starting after the key is removed from the ignition, while three levels of security - from contact-sensitive protection outside to radar monitoring inside - protect your car and its contents from unwanted attention.

Additional features include:
- Child safety seat.
We've given special consideration to your children's safety and comfort. The front passenger seat is engineered to accommodate a LATCH child safety seat. Our Tequipment program features a range of infant, child and booster seats, all with automatic passenger-side airbag deactivation. Ask your Porsche dealer for more information.

- Hidden storage.
Some of the Turbo's interior design is cleverly hidden. A gentle touch reveals dual cupholders neatly concealed within the dashboard trim. A generous and lockable glovebox features useful CD storage. It's complemented by additional closable storage compartments in each door and in the center console. Three 12-volt sockets provide convenient power for digital accessories.

- "Welcome Home" lighting.
This standard feature illuminates the fog lights and taillights for 30 seconds following the locking or unlocking of your 911 Turbo with the key remote. The duration is user-adjustable in vehicles equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo.

- ParkAssist.
This optional parking aid uses six ultrasonic sensors to monitor the distance to obstacles behind your car. Shift the car into reverse, and an audio signal increases in frequency as objects draw near, helping you safely back into tight spaces.

- HomeLink.
This convenient standard feature integrates a garage-door opener into the roof console and stores remote settings for up to three devices. The system can also control compatible home-lighting and alarm systems.

- Rear wiper.
Available as a no-cost option, the rear wiper features a streamlined blade that blends with the curves of the car.

- Auto-dimming mirrors.
All three rearview mirrors on the new 911 Turbo feature autodimming glass as standard equipment. The interior mirror also includes an integrated rain sensor for the front-wiper system.

- Slide/tilt sunroof.
Extensive wind-tunnel testing helped determine the ideal tilt position for the standard electronic sunroof. It offers passengers adjustable views and the thrill of open-air driving, without excessive wind buffeting.

- Porsche CD autochanger.
The optional Porsche CD autochanger holds up to six CDs for hours of uninterrupted listening pleasure. Concealed securely in the trunk and protected by an insulating panel, it features superb shock resistance and rapid CD changes.

- Antenna diversity.
The PCM system includes four radio antennae that are discreetly encased in the windscreen glass.

- Telephone module.
The optional GSM phone is easily installed in the PCM unit. It features a hands-free microphone and backlit keypad. A passive handset with Leather-finish console is also available as an option.

- Electronic logbook.
This option is ideal for the professional who logs business miles. The electronic logbook automatically logs the details of each journey, including the mileage, date and time, starting location and destination. Data can be downloaded using the PCM's infrared port, then evaluated on your PC using the software supplied.

Among the cleanest sports cars in the world today, the new 911 Turbo easily complies with both the United States emissions regulation, LEV II, and the stringent Euro 4 standard in the European Union.

This is achieved in part through VarioCam Plus. This valve lift and timing technology not only wrings more power from each ignition cycle, it also reduces emissions at the combustion source. After leaving the engine, the gases are cleaned by catalytic converters and monitored for oxygen levels by four Lambda sensors.

(source: Porsche).


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In a high-performance car, the steering must do more than respond with precision; it must also communicate back to the driver the interaction of tire and road. The power-assist steering in the 911 Turbo achieves these objectives with true finesse.

One of the key features of the new steering system is its variable-ratio gearing. Around the straight-ahead position, the ratio is less direct, enabling smoother maneuvers at highway speeds. Turn the wheel harder and the ratio becomes more direct, enabling better manageability through twisting back roads or in tight parking situations. Sensitive, accurate and engaging, the steering is everything you expect from a 911 Turbo.

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The interior of the car is equally compelling and entirely designed around the driver. The high-quality surfaces include a full leather finish on the standard electric seats as well as the dashboard, doors and rear side panels. Two sports seat options are also available, one featuring adaptive adjustment. The standard equipment package includes a new gear-knob design - created exclusively for the 911 Turbo - and a three-spoke sports steering wheel featuring 1.57 in. (940 mm) of height and reach adjustment.

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2008 Porsche 911/997 Turbo gauge cluster. Every detail of the new 911 Turbo is a direct expression of power, composure and comfort. The design makes a clear statement: a new era has arrived for this legendary sports car.

The instrument cluster in the 911 Turbo integrates new technologies within a time-honored shape. Five dials are all neatly combined inside the steering wheel, allowing the driver to take in essential information at a glance. The large analog gauges are embellished by digital displays featuring the latest dot-matrix technology for higher-resolution icons and text. Legibility is further enhanced with brilliant white backlit illumination.

In keeping with Porsche tradition, the tachometer assumes its center position. Within its face you'll note the standard onboard computer display. This multipurpose field contains a permanent digital speedometer, and can also display a wide variety of information summoned on cue - from performance boost pressure to the title of the CD track you're listening to. When "Sport" mode is selected on the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the temporary increase in torque is indicated using an arrow symbol in the boost pressure display. Every detail of the new 911 Turbo is a direct expression of power, composure and comfort. The design makes a clear statement: a new era has arrived for this legendary sports car.

The instrument cluster in the 911 Turbo integrates new technologies within a time-honored shape. Five dials are all neatly combined inside the steering wheel, allowing the driver to take in essential information at a glance. The large analog gauges are embellished by digital displays featuring the latest dot-matrix technology for higher-resolution icons and text. Legibility is further enhanced with brilliant white backlit illumination.

In keeping with Porsche tradition, the tachometer assumes its center position. Within its face you'll note the standard onboard computer display. This multipurpose field contains a permanent digital speedometer, and can also display a wide variety of information summoned on cue - from performance boost pressure to the title of the CD track you're listening to. When "Sport" mode is selected on the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the temporary increase in torque is indicated using an arrow symbol in the boost pressure display.

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2008 Porsche 911/997 Turbo Sport Chrono. Like every Porsche, the new 911 Turbo has plenty of performance in reserve. To help you further explore its potential, we offer the Sport Chrono Package Turbo. With this option,you have the ability to reprogram the car's electronic systems for maximum performance at the touch of a button, and to record performance figures.

Key features of the Sport Chrono Package Turbo include a swivel-mounted timer located on the dashboard, a "Sport" select button on the console, a performance display in the standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a personal memory function in PCM, and a special overboost function unique to the new 911 Turbo.

When Sport mode is selected, the engine management system modifies the throttle map, and engine variables are adapted to create a more aggressive level of power response. Under full acceleration, the overboost function temporarily increases (approx. 10 sec.) the available boost pressure by approximately 3 p.s.i. The overboost is applied across the medium rev range, raising the standard 460 lb.-ft. of torque to as much as 505 lb.-ft.

Suspension variables are also retuned to the demands of more assertive driving. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) switches to the firmer-damping Sport mode, enabling faster turn-in and flatter cornering. The all-wheel-drive system applies a greater proportion of drive torque to the rear, and the threshold for engagement of Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is raised, allowing a greater degree of throttle steer. For maximum maneuverability, PSM can be set to standby.

On vehicles with Tiptronic S, the basic gearshift pattern is automatically switched to highperformance mode. The gearshift action is virtually instantaneous, while the shift points are timed for maximum acceleration.

To help you monitor the car's increased performance, the timer includes an analog face and a digital field that can split times to the hundredth of a second. Times can be viewed, stored, compared and analyzed. Other useful features include a memory function that stores personal preferences for a range of features, including daytime running lights, "welcome home" lighting, climate control and door locking functions.

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The new 911 Turbo features as standard equipment a new six-speed manual gearbox, meticulously adapted to handle high torque. Designed primarily for sports driving, it features the ideal spread between successive gear ratios. Gearshift throws are short and properly weighted, enabling rewarding and decisive shifting. The linkage provides a direct connection with the gearbox while insulating the lever from engine vibration. A dual-mass flywheel assures smooth power delivery and quiet idling in neutral. One final detail - the new gear lever design - is exclusive to the 911 Turbo.

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Precise control is the hallmark of a Porsche sports car. It's also characteristic of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a standard feature of the 911 Turbo.

The centerpiece of PCM is a highresolution color monitor that displays simple menus in plain language. A button array offers one-touch access to the standard Boseᆴ Surround Sound System, satellite navigation system, onboard computer and other PCM systems.

PCM also provides central control for optional equipment, including a six-disc CD autochanger, a telephone module, an extended navigation module and an electronic logbook.

The 911 Turbo is famous for reducing travel times. With a DVD/GPS navigation system now standard, you may get there even more quickly. To begin, pinpoint your destination by entering a street address, selecting a point of interest from any of several categories, or simply by pointing and clicking on a location displayed on the onscreen map. A progressive map and spoken instructions guide you to your destination. A GPS antenna inside the dashboard establishes a satellite link to show you the way to almost any location in the continental United States and Canada.

The system will automatically select the quickest route; or, if you prefer, it will avoid freeways and tolls. Tour planning and dynamic rerouting have also been enhanced with memory for 50 presets and additional zoom options. (With a separate DVD drive for the navigation system, you do not have to interrupt your favorite CD music.)

An optional Extended Navigation System module includes additional functions for automatic route recording and back-trace navigation. This module facilitates navigation in areas not covered by the DVD software, with the aid of a digital compass and GPS system.

The 911 Turbo comes standard with an onboard computer, offering a wide range of information that is displayed in the main instrument cluster. A control stalk on the steering column allows the driver to display average fuel consumption, average speed, remaining fuel range, Tire Pressure Monitor data and other useful information. The same control stalk is used to operate the timing functions in the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo.

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Finished in hand-stitched leather, the standard seats are easily adapted to a wide range of driver and passenger sizes, thanks to full electric adjustment of fore/aft position, height, backrest angle, seat angle and lumbar support. The lowered seat base also provides added headroom for taller drivers. All-day driving comfort is assured by excellent lateral support and a dedicated spring system specifically designed to complement the car's suspension characteristics.

Available as a no-cost option, the Sport Seats offer firmer upholstery than that on the standard seats, together with higher side bolsters on the backrest and seat for added lateral support. In the Sports Seat, the fore/aft position and height are manually adjustable, while the backrest is electrically controlled.

Adaptive Sport Seats offer full electric adjustment of fore/aft position, seat height, backrest angle, lumbar support, seat side bolsters and backrest side bolsters. By varying the side bolsters, you can increase occupant comfort on long-distance journeys or maximize support on the racetrack. A driver memory function includes the exterior mirror position on the driver side and all driver seat settings. except for the bolster depth.

There are many extraordinary features in the 911 Turbo. Often overlooked are the rear seats - which make this the rare supercar that can be enjoyed by a family. The folding seats are surprisingly comfortable. Folding down both rear seats reveals an extra 6.71 cubic feet (190 liters) of storage space.

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The most advanced headlights available, Bi-Xenon gas-discharge lamps are standard on the 911 Turbo. Nearly twice as bright as halogen, Bi-Xenon's blue-white light is virtually identical to the spectrum ofdaylight, improving color perception and reducing eye strain. In the 911 Turbo, the light's swath is also wider and more consistent than that of conventional beams. To prevent the dazzling of oncoming traffic, dynamic headlamp leveling automatically adjusts the beams to compensate for changes in vehicle attitude in acceleration or braking. Integrated headlamp washers keep the lens crystal clear.

Equal care was taken in designing other lighting systems. The turn indicators feature bright and crisp LEDs for optimum visibility. Compact front fog lights are an effective and distinctive feature. At the rear of the car, the highlevel third brake light is also equipped with fast-response LEDs. When either door is opened at night, a white curb light shines downward, lighting your way, while a red safety light warns cars approaching from behind that the door is open.

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In addition to the cargo space provided by the folding rear seat, the new 911 Turbo has a generous amount of space in the front luggage compartment. Lined with high-quality, scratch-resistant materials, the trunk accommodates 3.35 cu. ft. (95 liters) of luggage - enough for two suitcases. Panels inside the trunk conceal and protect the amplifier for the standard Bose Surround Sound System and the standard navigation module DVD drive. The trunk is also designed to easily accommodate the optional CD autochanger.

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The optional roof transport system allows you to get away from it all while leaving nothing behind. Made from lightweight aluminum, the load-carrying bars accommodate a range of fitted attachments, including a roof box and carriers for bikes, snowboards and skis. The system can securely carry up to 165 pounds of gear.

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The 911 Turbo is distinguished by a new wheel design. The 19-inch forged alloys have a relatively small spoke cross-section, for lighter weight and improved air flow to the brakes. As a plus, they also provide an unobstructed view of the high-performance braking system.

Strong and light, the standard wheels were engineered to extract every ounce of the 911 Turbo's thrilling performance potential. Their new design features a two-tone finish that further distinguishes the Turbo from other 911 models: The sides of each spoke are painted in a titanium tone, while the entire front surface, including the flange, has a polished finish.

The front wheel dimensions are 8.5J x 19, and are shod with 235/35 ZR 19 tires. As befits the car's rear bias, the rear wheels are a wider specification, 11J x 19, with 305/30 ZR 19 performance tires.

A range of optional 18- and 19-inch winter wheels (all snow chain-compatible) are available from Porsche Tequipment. Vehicles equipped with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) may only be fitted with the larger 19-inch winter wheels.

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An advanced cross-flow water cooling system channels coolant separately to each individual cylinder, so that all six cylinders operate within the same temperature range. Consistent temperatures reduce the chance of pre-ignition knocking, extend valve life, improve fuel economy and lower emissions. Cleverly, the coolant channels are cast into the block, eliminating the need for hoses and related maintenance. Waste heat from the oil is transferred to the coolant via two oil/water heat exchangers. Coolant is routed through twin radiator units located ahead of the front wheels and a third unit placed in the car's nose.

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Like the turbochargers under its skin, the body of the 911 Turbo is a model of aerodynamic control. The body's aerodynamic profile has been painstakingly tested to create positive downforce at the rear, without speed-robbing drag. The drag coefficient is remarkably low at just 0.31.

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At the front axle, MacPherson struts work in concert with longitudinal and transverse links to keep the tire patches firmly planted over the road's twists, turns and bumps. Brake spoiler elements provide efficient cooling for each of the front brake units.

The rear axle assembly is a race-proven, multi-link design known as LSA - for lightweight, stable and agile. Its kinematics improve stability under acceleration by reducing excessive compression. Virtually all moving parts in the axle assemblies are made from light yet robust aluminum. To suit changes in road conditions and driving style, the new 911 Turbo is equipped with an electronic damping system called Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

With a suspension ideally tuned to the car's potential, the 911 Turbo delivers both the exhilaration of controlled high-performance driving, and the extra margin of safety that comes from driving a highly responsive, well-mannered sports car.

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In the new 911 Turbo, maximum torque is reached at a much lower rpm and retained across a wider revolution band. At every engine speed, throttle input is met with a commanding yet measured response. Once the boost pressure reaches its maximum value, the guide vanes are opened further. By varying the vane angle, it is possible to achieve and maintain the required boost pressure over the entire engine speed range. As a result, there is no need for excess-pressure valves, as found on conventional turbocharged engines.

For brief bursts of additional power, the driver can select Sport mode on the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo. Under full acceleration, this selection engages an "overboost" function for up to 10 seconds, temporarily raising the engine's torque to an astounding 505 lb.-ft. Surprisingly, Variable Turbine Geometry also contributes to the new 911 Turbo's improved fuel efficiency, as well as its astonishing acceleration.

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In the 911 Turbo, an electronic brain assure optimum performance in all operating conditions. The Motronic ME 7.8.1 is the latest generation of Porsche's wellproven engine management system. On the new 911 Turbo, this powerful ECU is responsible for all engine-related functions and assemblies (see diagram). Key among these are the Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), VarioCam Plus, the electronic throttle system and the Porsche Stability Management (PSM). The results: optimum economy, emissions and performance, regardless of driving style.

Another important task performed by the engine management system is cylinder-specific knock control. By preventing pre-ignition at high engine speeds, it can avert costly damage to the pistons and cylinders.

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Meclazine3137 days ago

Awesome page. Keep up the good work.

????2896 days ago

i lov this car......when i go through town i sometimes see it.....amazing!!!

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