Porsche 911 Turbo Review & Ratings
- 2 February 2016
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Having been around for decades, the Porsche 911 Turbo has become a legend among sport cars. When people say “Porsche”, this is the car that always comes to everyone’s mind. It’s a beauty on the outside and a beast on the inside. The way it looks has not strayed too far from the first generation, but it has considerably improved its performance with new technology being developed over the years. Designed to be a racing car for the road, the 911 Turbo has been used by racing teams all over the world for various sports and competitions.
Initially released in 1974, the 911 Turbo has been at the top of the list for sports cars and has evolved over the years to just surpass the last model. It has become the benchmark for all other Porsche models and one to beat for its competitors.
The 911 Turbo is a monster of a machine, which has a rear 3.8-liter boxer twin-turbo engine that produces 520 hp with a maximum torque of 660 Nm. It tops at 315 km/h, can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. It consumes 13.2 l/100 km in urban driving and in non-urban driving, 7.7 l/100 km. As it was designed for a tarmac road, it’s natural for the 911 to perform best in an urban setting.
Safety and Security
The Porsche 911 Turbo is equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights, which have their own cleaning system, and a wide range of control to have optimal lighting on the road. It also uses the Porsche Dynamic Light System, which adjusts the headlights according to driving speed and angle, illuminating even the tightest bends at night. The 911 is also equipped with a 2-stage driver and front passenger airbags, which inflate depending on the severity of impact, side airbags have also been installed to protect during side impact. To remain stable under any driving conditions, the Porsche 911 Turbo is equipped with Porsche Stability Management; this feature can be turned on or off anytime. The breaks installed are designed to stop and slow down the powerful performance engine of the 911. The design of the 911 Turbo is not just for show. It has been designed to look and feel sleek while still being sturdy enough to protect its passengers to the fullest.
Space and Comfort
The Porsche 911 Turbo's interior was designed to look as luxurious as possible. The steering wheel is designed for maximum performance and comfort, allowing the driver to be able to adjust its height and reach. The instruments have been integrated into the dashboard to provide information to the driver without looking clunky or being too distracting. The Porsche Communication Management system is the control center for navigation, communication, and audio functions. Since the 911 was built for speed, it also comes with a speed limit display, which will trigger an alarm, if the car goes over the limit imposed by the law. The seats are fully electric to provide maximum comfort for the driver.
Quality and Value
With a price tag of $151,100 (MSRP), buyers should expect only the best materials on hand. But with the Porsche's stellar reputation, buyers can be sure that the quality of the Porsche 911 Turbo is top notch. Not only that, the 911 is sure to last you for a long time, as the parts can withstand a lot of wear and tear, as is expected from a car built for racing.
With a high price tag, one might think that driving to the grocery store in a 911 Turbo is impractical, but with its technological advancement, driving it is not as expensive as one would think. The 911 is sure to turn heads for a long time yet.