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Porsche 911 991.1 Turbo, Turbo S (2013-2015)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: Coupé May 3, 2013, Cabriolet September 23, 2013
Premiere: Coupé May 3, 2013, Moscow (during the VIP evening of the 50 years 911 celebrations), Cabriolet November 20, 2013 LA Auto Show
World market launch: Coupé September 2013 (as 2014 model), Cabriolet December 2013

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Technical specifications and comparison Coupé

Modification Gearbox Engine kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lbs W/lbs W/kg
2013 911 991 Turbo Coupé PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 383 485/*522 660/*710 3.3/*3.1 sec. 3.4/*3.2 sec. 196 315 1595 3516 109 240
2013 911 991 Turbo S Coupé PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 412 515/*551 700/*750 *3.0 sec. *3.1 sec. 198 318 1605 3538 116 257
2013 911 991 GT3 PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 350 324 440 3.3 sec. 3.5 sec. 196 315 1430 3153 111 245
2012 911 991 Carrera S WLS Coupé manual 7-speed 3.8B6 316 325 440 4.2 sec. 4.4 sec. 181 308 1395 3075 103 227
2012 911 991 Carrera S WLS Coupé PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 316 325 440 *3.9 sec. *4.1 sec. 190 306 1415 3120 101 223
2010 911 997 GT2 RS manual 6-speed 3.8B6 456 515 700 3.3 sec. 3.5 sec. 205 330 1370 3020 151 333
2009 911 997 Turbo S Coupé PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 390 515 700 *3.2 sec. *3.3 sec. 196 315 1585 3494 112 246

Technical specifications and comparison Cabriolet

Modification Gearbox Engine kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lbs W/lbs W/kg
2013 911 991 Turbo Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 383 485/*522 660/*710 3.4/*3.2 sec. 3.5/*3.3 sec. 196 315 1665 3671 104 230
2013 911 991 Turbo S Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 412 515/*551 700/*750 *3.1 sec. *3.2 sec. 198 318 1675 3693 112 246
2012 911 991 Carrera S WLS Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 316 325 440 *4.1 sec. *4.3 sec. 188 303 1485 3274 96.5 213
2009 911 997 Turbo S Cabriolet PDK 7-speed 3.8B6 390 515 700 *3.3 sec. *3.4 sec. 196 315 1660 3660 107 235
In the first column is year of introduction, add +1 for model year. * Sport Chrono Package incl. Launch Control and Overboost functions

The 991 Turbo is introduced 40 years after the first 911 Turbo prototype. The power figure is now exactly twice the original car. Fortunately the weight is not up two times for the heaviest 911. The 991 Turbo is 50 kg / 110 lb heavier than was the 997 Turbo 3.8 with manual gearbox. Sad news for the enthusiasts: the 991 Turbo is not available with manual gearbox / good news for the older 911 Turbo owners: their cars will not lose their value.

The PDK has the coasting function which means the gearbox is declutched from the engine under free run (like shifting to neutral with manual gearbox), so the engine can drop its rpms to idling speed and save some fuel. Now if you brake under coasting (approaching traffic lights for example), the engine is turned off. The engine in the 991 Turbo is the same unit that was in the 997 Turbo 3.8, just that fine tuning has given it 15 additional kilowatts of power to retain the power/weight ratio of the older car.

The 991 Turbo has the rear axle steering. The first Porsche to have the rear axle steering was the 991 GT3. The system was designed for the 991 Turbo in first place, but as the last moment decision it was also incoroprated into the GT3 that was launched before the Turbo. At speeds of up to 50 kmh / 31 mph, the system steers the rear wheels into the opposite direction of the front wheels simplifying manouvering and parking. Between 50-80 kmh / 31-50 mph, the rear wheels are not steered and at speeds above 80 kmh / 50 mph, the system steers the rear wheels parallel to the front wheels, so the car can easily change lane going sideways.

More show, less go - the standard wheels are 20", which are too heavy for the best performance. But most of the customers want 20" wheels and Porsche gives them. Optionally available are the radar-controlled adaptive cruise control system, camera-based road sign and speed limit recognition.

PAA - Porsche Active Aerodynamics

Porsche developed an active aerodynamic system for the 991 Turbo. It consists of a sturdy, retractable three-stage front spoiler, whose segments can be pneumatically extended, and a deployable rear wing with 3 adjustable wing positions. So, the 991 Turbo has the front and rear spoilers configurable for fast cornering on the race track or for the top speed on the straight track. In the performance position, all segments of the front spoiler are fully extended, and they generate considerable downforce at the front axle. Similarly, the rear wing is extended to its maximum height with the greatest angle of attack generating maximum downforce at the rear axle.

Turbo S

Unlike before, Porsche offers the 991 Turbo S from the start of the production of the 991 Turbo. The unique features of the Turbo S are the GT3 mirrors, slightly different front spoiler grilles and interior features. As before, the Turbo S is a heavily equipped verson of the Turbo. The powerkit adds 29 KW of power and the following equipment, optional for the Turbo, are standard for the Turbo S: PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control hydraulic rollbar system, Sport Chrono (Launch control and 0.15 bar overboost functions), dynamic engine mounts, PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, central lock wheels, full led dynamic headlights, adaptive Sport Plus seats (18-way adjustment, memory) and seat backrest shells upholstered with leather. The 991 Turbo S laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:27, which is 3 seconds faster than the 991 GT3.

The heavy weight of the 991 Turbo and the omission of the manual gearbox makes the 991 S WLS a choice of the enthusiast - the power-to-weight ratio is only about 5% poorer than of the 991 Turbo, but the car is 200 kg / 440 lb lighter! Driving lighter car with less power is always more fun than driving a heavier car with more power.

Turbo S - left and right openings have slightly different grilles than the Turbo© Porsche
Turbo S has the full led dynamic headlamps as standard© Porsche
Turbo with adaptive cruise control© Porsche
Note the extended active front spoiler lip with Turbo S logo and the GT3 mirrors. For some reason Turbo S has the mirrors of the GT3 (it was already questionable with the GT3, why should it have different mirrors than the Carrera - they don't look better, they are just different)© Porsche
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Roof rack and optional aluminium window trim© Porsche
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Four exhaust pipes on a six cylinder car were an unpleasant view already on the 993 Turbo S. Four exhaust pipes suit a V8 engine.© Porsche
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The PAA Porsche Active Aerodynamics system generates 140 kg / 309 lb of downforce© Porsche
The Turbo is very wide, 72 mm / 2.8" wider than the 991 Carrera - so the rear spoiler looks even too modest when lowered to standard position© Porsche
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The rear end of the Turbo and Turbo S look the same, except the 'S' on the rear lid© Porsche
It is nice that with the start of the 991 generation, the full model name is written on the car. In the older cars there was no '911' on the rear lid as the workers of Porsche AG were sure everybody knew it is 911, but they did not - as a consequence the people unfamiliar with Porsches (most of the people) call 911s (sometimes even the 911 Turbos) as Carreras.© Porsche
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The air enters before the rear wheel, goes in a tunnel over the wheel through the intercoolers and exits at the rear© Porsche
Central locking wheels are standard for Turbo S and optional for Turbo© Porsche
Turbo with standard 5-bolt wheels mimicing the Audi design© Porsche
Proven quality metal disc brakes© Porsche
PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes have been so problematic in the past that there's always the uncertain feeling when PCCB is promoted again with some new model© Porsche
Up to 30 mph/50 kmh the top is operable and it comes down in 13 seconds© Porsche
Spare part code of the expensive ceramic disc is 991.351.408.00. You wonder the cracks in the disc are intentional? We, too.© Porsche
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Turbo with front spoiler lip in extended position© Porsche
GT3 mirror of the Turbo S© Porsche
Sliding roof is available in body colour and in glass© Porsche
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No clutch pedal - ideal for sitting in city traffic and for cruising. When buying a Porsche, would you list sitting in city traffic and cruising more important than the passionate moments with her (the car!). For some people there's one pedal missing, that's for sure.© Porsche
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Burmester sound system - if you have to have a top sound system in a 911, then better opt for weight-optimized factory installed Burmester system than for any non-original custom work© Porsche
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Paddle-shift gearboxes are very suitable for the generation that grew up with computer games - they can continue playing the game© Porsche
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PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control is a hydraulic rollbar system. Before ordering it, take a testdrive in the standard car and in the PDCC-equipped 911 to understand if you feel any difference with your usual driving style. PDCC adds weight to the already heavy car. It was first introduced for the Cayenne to minimize body roll in cornering.© Porsche
Here's an example how far can stupidity and the power of marketing department go: like the 991 Carrera, the Turbo has a sound symposer, which is a tube that transmits the engine noise from the intake manifold to the cabin© Porsche
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Wide and flat powerplant serves for low center of gravity - a passive measure to improve handling© Porsche
VTG Variable Turbine Geometry© Porsche
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2013 May 3: modest world premiere of the 991 Turbo
2013 September 10: 991 Turbo at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. For some reason they called it World Premiere, although the car was premiered in Moscow already 4 months ago. August Achleitner, the 911 product manager, talks about the fabulous car.
At 00:25 the video shows how the active front spoiler works


The package includes a distinctive front lip with side fins and a redesigned rear lid that has a fixed trailing edge with side winglets and a retractable rear wing with an adjustable angle of attack. The Aerokit can be ordered in the body colour or in black. In addition to the Aerokit add-ons, the standard side skirts and rear apron are also painted. In the black version, the air intake fins on the rear lid are also painted black. The total downforce at 300 km/h (186 mph) was increased from 9 to 26 kg in the top speed setting, and from 132 to 150 kg in the race track setting. To find a find a 300 km/h curve where you could use the addiitonal downforce is not an easy task. Also you would not want to increase downforce in the top speed setting as this would not help to achieve the top speed of the standard car. The Aerokit has always been more of an optical than a technical feature. The Porsche Aerokit is a wind-tunnel tested equipment and should always be preferred to the aftermarket kits, both because of the high speed safety and because of the residual value of the car.

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Looks like the modelling was done from the rotated 997 GT2 wing © Porsche
Black painted rear lid fins© Porsche

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Sales catalogues

PDF 2013 911 Turbo USA (6 MB)

PDF 2014/03 911 Turbo In German/Deutsch (11 MB)

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