New Details on the Upcoming 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo
- Standard 911 Turbo will generate 520 horsepower. Upgraded Turbo S models will be rated at 560 hp.
- Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission will be the only gearbox offered.
- Active rear steering and active aerodynamics will also be available.
STUTTGART, Germany — Details have emerged on the next-generation 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and they are as impressive as you might expect. The new forced-induction engine develops 520 horsepower in standard form and 560 in Turbo S trim. Torque is rated at 479 pound-feet and 516 lb-ft respectively, and both Turbo and Turbo S models feature an overboost function that adds an additional 37 lb-ft of torque for short bursts.
In what is bound to be a controversial move, the new 911 Turbo won't be offered with a manual transmission. Instead, Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic will be the sole transmission and it will send power to all four wheels in vary degrees through a Haldex center differential. Optional carbon ceramic brakes measure over 16 inches up front and 15.4 inches in the rear.
Like the recently introduced 911 GT3, the 911 Turbo will feature active rear-wheel steering for improved high-speed stability and better low-speed maneuverability. Active aerodynamics will also be used on the turbo to reduce front end lift at high speeds. Top speed on the Turbo S is 197 mph, while the 0-60 mph time should come in right around 3 seconds.
Efficiency is also said to be improved by 13 percent while the Turbo's Nurburging lap times have been brought down to below 7:30.
Like all Turbos before it, the 2014 will feature wider bodywork than the standard Carrera. At its widest point, the Turbo adds 2.8 inches of extra sheetmetal.
Edmunds says: Even without a manual transmission, the new 911 Turbo still looks like it will be an enthusiast's dream.