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PORSCHE-911 TURBO

Porsche 911 TURBO

The famous model "Porsche 911", the history of which returns us to the 60s, and today forms the basis of the company's lineup. Last fall, a new generation of 911 cars was introduced in Germany.

The 911 Turbo model, which appeared this year, is the fastest of the “elevenths” created so far and surpasses in its characteristics even the GT3 modification famous for its “cool temper”. As standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, the machine only needs 4.2 s to overcome the milestone of 100 km / h. In the next five seconds, the speed already exceeds 160 km / h, and after a few moments the maximum speed is reached, and the speedometer needle freezes at around 305 km / h!

Such impressive results were primarily achieved thanks to the modernized six-cylinder engine with two turbochargers, developing 420 liters. with. and 560 N.m of torque.

Unlike the previous generation, for which all-wheel drive transmission was listed in the list of options, the new “911 Turbo” can have all-wheel drive even in the basic version. In addition, for the first time on the 911 Turbo, a five-speed sequential Gearbox S gearbox was installed, which allows manual shifting using the buttons on the steering wheel. It is worth mentioning some differences in appearance. Headlights and a wing took on a different shape, air intakes appeared on the sides, and the wheel arches became wider and now accommodate 18-inch wheels designed specifically for the 911 Turbo.

And yet, the main surprise "Porsche" prepared for the "dessert". By the end of the year, the novelty will be equipped with the RCCB braking system with ceramic ventilated brake discs. Porsche experts claim that the company was the first to implement such a solution on a production car. Compared to traditional ones, ceramic discs are 50% lighter, are not subject to overheating and corrosion and do not change their characteristics under the influence of temperature and humidity. All these advantages were determined and their service life - up to 300 thousand km!