Porsche to start sale of new 911 Turbo

Porsche Cars North America (Porsche) said that the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will arrive at its US deal

The new model, which offers a 13 per cent increase in fuel economy, will go on sale on January 30, 2010.

According to the company, the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo features a new engine. The new flat-six boxer engine now delivers 500 horsepower, an additional 20 than the previous power plant. Maximum torque is up by 15 to 516 lb ft when equipped with the optional sport chrono package turbo.

The new 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, when combined with new Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The top track speed is 194 mph for both Coupe and Cabriolet models and its EPA estimates are 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for new Coupe, when equipped with PDK transmission.

Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, said: "We are very excited to welcome the all-new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo into the family. More than ever, this supercar is a technological tour de force, and the seemingly unanimous accolades from the media support what we already believe; this is the best 911 Turbo ever.

"The Porsche 911 Turbo has always represented the pinnacle of the 911 model line since it was first introduced in 1974. Now, 35 years later, the Turbo is still considered the standard when looking for the perfect combination of supercar performance with everyday drivability."
The 2010 Turbo Coupe and Turbo Cabriolet are priced at $132,800 and $143,800, respectively.