2010 911 Turbo
The design of the is distinctive and has proven evolutionary, featuring a rising front end with subtle bulges at the sides for the oval headlamps, flaring fenders at each of the four corners, and a flowing fastback-style rear which conceals the powerful motor, and best of all the new LED strips.
This 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder boasts twin turbochargers and Porsche's Variable Turbine Geometry technology. Horsepower is rated at 480 while torque comes in at 490 pound-feet. The latter swells to 505 pound-feet with the overboost function of the optional Sport Chrono Turbo Package.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, a five-speed automatic Tiptronic S optional.
Power is fed to all four wheels through an actively controlled all-wheel-drive system with Porsche Traction Management, which is assisted by an upgraded version of Porsche Stability Management. These electronic aids ensure that power is most efficiently put down to the ground in all handling situations.
Acceleration from zero to 60 mph blasts by in just 3.7 seconds with the manual transmission, 3.4 seconds with the Tiptronic S. The top track speed is 193 mph.
As with all Porsche six-cylinders, fuel economy is not too bad considering the vehicle's sporting purpose, estimated around 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway.
The 911 Turbo comes with 19-inch two-tone forged alloy wheels, an advanced braking system (with ceramic composite brakes optional), bi-xenon headlights, automatically controlled integrated split-wing spoiler and stainless-steel chrome-plated exhaust pipes.
The Porsche 911 has been a major player on the sports car scene since its introduction and the latest Turbo model continues the legacy.
911 Turbo Convertible
Sitting…just waiting in the engine area are 125 extra horses for a total of 480 from the 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder. Torque is rated at 460 pound-feet from a low 1,950 to 5,000 rpm. The Sport Chrono Package Turbo, which offers an overboost function, further raises the torque to 505 pound-feet at the touch of a button.
Responsible for the extra firepower are twin turbochargers featuring Variable Turbine Geometry. Acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour is achieved in just 3.8 seconds for the manual six-speed transmission and 3.5 seconds for the optional Tiptronic S five-speed automatic. The top speed is 193 mph.
When you go fast, you may also need to stop fast, so Porsche equips the 911 Turbo with six-piston brakes up front and four-piston brakes out back, all with aluminum-fixed calipers and ventilated discs. For more stopping power, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system is optional.
Porsche Active Suspension Management, with normal and sport settings, is standard. A spoiler rises out of the rear body work to reduce lift at high speeds. The convertible's drag coefficient is remarkably low at just 0.31. Two-tone 19-inch alloy wheels show the world the 911 Turbo means business.
Like other 911 convertibles, the soft-top roof can be lowered in just 20 seconds at the touch of a button. A standard detachable wind deflector reduces turbulence and noise in the passenger compartment at high speeds, while a lightweight aluminum hard-top is an option.
Many interior amenities come standard including automatic climate control, an on-board computer, HomeLink system and 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.
Turbo Convertible: $143,800