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New 911 Turbo to be revealed at Geneva

Porsche is extending its current product range with the addition of a new 911 Turbo.

The sixth generation of the top-of-the-range 911 model will have its world premiere on February 28 at the Geneva Motor Show, ahead of going on sale in the UK early this summer.

The 911 Turbo (Type 997) now has an output of 480 bhp at 6,000rpm, 60bhp more than its predecessor (Type 996). The output of the 3.6-litre ‘boxer’ engine climbs to a new all-time high of 133bhp. Torque increases from 560 to 620Nm.

Featured for the first time in a petrol engine, the turbocharging system of the new 911 Turbo uses variable turbine geometry technology to increase engine performance across the rev range. The new 911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission takes 3.9 seconds for the from 0 – 62mph sprint.

The coupé reaches the 200 km/h mark (124mph) in 12.8 seconds. And just 3.8 seconds are all it takes for the most powerful series-built 911 model of all time to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h (50–75mph) in fifth gear. Average fuel consumption is 22.1mpg.

With the Tiptronic S automatic transmission 0-62mph is reached in just 3.7 seconds and to reach 200 km/h (124mph) 12.2 seconds.

The 911 Turbo and will be priced from £97,840 and will be on sale from June 24.

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