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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
In 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo introduced a new power boosting technology to the world of production sports cars.

Thirty years later, the 911 Turbo continues to distance itself from the rest of the field with an all out assualt on power, speed, handling, braking and control.

The dual exhaust turbochargers and 24 valve, 3.6 litre engine derived from the Lemans GT1 pumps out 415 hp capable of propelling this rocket from 0-62 mph in 4.2. Rowing through the 6 speed tranny, you will feel the 415 lb-ft torque controlling the all wheel drive system managed by Porsche Stability Management (PSM). Bringing all this to a screeching halt is 13 inch ventilated discs or the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes made up of carbon fiber reinforced ceramic discs with high performance composite pads.

Enter 2004...

"The 911 Turbo Cabriolet is the most technically advanced convertible we've ever built" quoted from the brochure of the 911Turbo Cabriolet.

Sharing the same powerplant as its coupe brother, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet modern lines reveal a timeless Porsche philosophy of functional design.

No. of cylinders 6

Displacement 3.6 liters

Horsepower (SAE) 415 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Max. torque 415 lb-ft @ 2,700-4,600 rpm

Compression ratio 9.4:1


Layout All-wheel drive

Manual gearbox 6-speed

Tiptronic S 5-speed


Front suspension McPherson struts

Rear suspension LSA multi-link

Steering Power assisted (hydraulic) rack-and-pinion

Brakes Four-piston monobloc fixed callipers (red) front
and rear, discs internally vented and cross-drilled

ABS Bosch ABS 5.7

Wheels Front: 18 x 8
Rear: 18 x 11

Tires Front: 225/40 ZR 18
Rear: 295/30 ZR 18

3,505 lbs
3,606 lbs

Tiptronic S
3,594 lbs (cpe)
3,748 lbs (conv)

Top track speed
189 mph

Tiptronic S
185 mph

0-62 mph 4.2 sec 4.8 sec

Fuel economy

City 15 mpg 15 mpg

Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg


Length 175.8 in

Width 72.1 in

Height 51 in

Wheelbase 92.5 in

Cargo area volume

3.5 cu ft

Fuel tank capacity 16.6 gal

Discussion Starter · #12 ·

They are indeed 996's :giggle

However, the Porsche correspondence refer to them as the 911 :tempted
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