2008 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

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  1. #1 naranhito, Mar 4, 2006
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    2008 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

    Porsche tests a new 911 Turbo Cabrio


    Porsche is introducing its sixth-generation 911 Turbo this week at the annual Geneva Auto Show, but the German engineers already are testing the next new model variant, the 911 Turbo Cabrio.
    The all-wheel-drive convertible will share most major features with the hardtop, including a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 480 horsepower and can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox.
    Porsche estimates the 911 Turbo Cabrio will be only marginally slower than the hardtop, which rockets from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds with the manual transmission.
    The 911 Turbo hardtop model goes on sale this summer in North America, priced at $122,900.
    The 911 Turbo Cabrio is expected to follow next spring, as an early '08 model, for about $10,000 more than the coupe.
    -- Paul Lienert

    http://info.detnews.com/autosinsider/sneakpeek/index.cfm?id=22268
     
  2. I would still rather have a 996
     
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  4. Overboost!! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    Just curious, but why don't OEMs put boost controllers in their cars? Is there some regulation that only allows them for aftermarket applications?

    Now I would agree that the thought of something like a Porsche should *always* be on the high output range, but something a little lower-end (for those of us that still care about economy, or the odd valet mischef) like a turbo diesel truck or mid-range sports car would be nice to have this option. Especially for snow <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  5. um, warranty.
     
  6. Sorry - rereading my post, I guess that was ambiguous.

    I didn't mean for the company to put a boost controller in so that you could always overboost - but that you could underboost the engine when you didn't need the extra power. For those of you that have modified cars with boost controllers - do you ALWAYS drive with it at the max setting (then again, asking the people here may not be the most unbiased when coming to that kind of conclusion).

    Easy enough for the factory to set a limit (mechanical and/or electronic) so that you couldn't raise the boost past a certain point.
     
  7. Why did they camo it? We already seen the coupe...Will there be any cosmetic differences?
     
  8. nope, but this pic was probably taken before the 997 Turbo Coupé was unveiled
     
  9. does Porsche still uses Mercedes 5 speed auto in their cars, or is it a Audi???
     
  10. you're talking like a ricer...
     
  11. *993
     
  12. My post mentioned underboosting - not overboosting...definately not ricer inspired lingo. I also didn't mention "NAWS" or that I wanted to attach a huge wing on my FWD Civic...

    Jump off the bandwagon dude...

    If the car industry wants to blend both performance and practicality (yes, still a consideration to many) I think having the option to control (lower) the power level with a turboed car would be an asset. A lot less complicated than cylinder deactivation - and also a lot less expensive.

    I respect your opinion that you obviously wouldn't want a car with that, but I think many would still be interested in the idea.
     
  13. 993
     
  14. I'll take the Sportec thank you :D
     
  15. My car had a two stage boost control solenoid. If you didn't have premium fuel, you flicked the switch to regular, and timing was adjusted while boost was dropped. I use it durring everyday driving, because it seems to use less fuel in the regular mode.

    Still, boost was pre-determined in each mode, and never exceeded 15psi. I have a manual valve on now. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  16. 993 / 930
     
  17. this will probably look beetter in the long run
     
  18. The '87 Turbo coupe? It came stock like that?
     
  19. Whale tail, please.
     

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