It’s been the poster car for generations of teenage petrolheads, the Porsche 911 Turbo is a car every motor head must experience at least once in their life
The Porsche 911 Turbo is an iconic supercar that was around long before the word ‘supercar’ was a thing and while it has had dozens, if not hundreds of competitors try to take it on over the past four decades, it still ranks as the benchmark car, if for nothing else, its status.
It’s safe to say that without the 911 Turbo, Porsche wouldn’t be where it is today and while it makes up the tiniest percentage of Porsche’s global sales when you compare it to the rest of the 911 range, which itself is the smallest selling model in the Porsche portfolio behind the 718 Cayman, Boxster; the Macan, Panamera, Cayenne and 918, it’s the car that all these are sold against.
In short, every person who buys any other Porsche does so because they eventually want the 911 Turbo, simple as that. [To be continued...]
Porsche 911 Turbo
You can’t mention supercars without referring to the Porsche 911 Turbo. Its unique shape and rear-engined design has been around for over 40 years and it just keeps getting better
The new 911 Turbo continues to set the standard for everyday supercars for those who really need, or want, to use their performance rocket 365 days a year.
It’s safe to say that without the 911 Turbo, Porsche wouldn’t be where it is today and while it makes up the tiniest percentage of sales when you compare it to the rest of the Porsche range, pretty much everyone who buys a Porsche eventually wants the 911 Turbo.
As was the case with the initial 3-litre model back in 1974, the Turbo stands out because of its width and big rear wing which in today’s terms means it’s 49mm wider at the front and134mm wider over the rear haunches.
Under these guards are 20-inch wheels which puts all 540bhp to road via all four wheels complemented by rear axle steering and adaptive aerodynamics.
The new front design features narrow LED daytime lights comprising a double cross bar to give the nose a wider stance, together with an additional louvre for the middle air intake. [To be continued...]