If you were wondering just when Porsche would unveil a revamped 911 Turbo, your wait is over. The automaker revealed the new 2010 Turbo today, well in advance of its September premiere.
While the car receives a number of small visual tweaks first launched on the 2009 911, the biggest news is what lies underneath the hood. The new 911 Turbo ditches the 3.6-liter mill found in the current car, and moves to a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six. Porsche says the new engine pumps out 500 hp (20 hp more than the current 911 Turbo), all while improving both fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, but the hallmark of the latest 911 range--Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission--is available as an option. We’re happy to hear buyers can eschew Porsche’s standard PDK steering wheel for an optional wheel with simplified shift paddles (the right paddle triggers an upshift, while the left instigates a downshift). If the car is equipped with the Sport Chrono pacakage, both wheels include controls for engaging launch control. Doing so will help move the new 911 Turbo from 0-62 mph in a scorching 3.4 seconds, and ultimately reach a top speed of 194 mph. We’ll know more about the car when we see it in person at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, so stay with Automobile Magazine for all the latest on the 2010 911 Turbo.