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Porsche 911 Turbo (1990-1995)

Porsche 911 Turbo (1990-1995)

A new 911 bodystyle in 1989 saw the Turbo re-launched a year later. It remained rear-wheel drive only, though traction was good because of the engine's weight being over the rear wheels. The new model still demanded respect, however, especially in the wet, even though development engineers at Porsche tamed these later models a little by stiffening the rear suspension and revising the rear trailing arm set-up. Also much better was the MacPherson strut front end, a carry-over from the Carrera 2 of 1989. The brakes were huge for this year, being 12-inch (305mm) vented items with four-piston callipers. Power-assisted steering was required on this model, because despite the weight being at the rear, the wide tyres still made the steering heavy. The engine was still air-cooled with Bosch K-Tronic fuel injection plus a single KKK turbo, with intercooler mounted in the 'whale tail' spoiler.

Porsche 911 Turbo (1990-1995) Specifications

Top speed:168 mph (269 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):4.9 sec
Engine type:Flat six
Displacement:201 ci (3,299 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:315 bhp (235 kW)@ 5,750 rpm
Max torque:332 lb ft (449 Nm) @ 4,500 rpm
Weight:3,274 lb (1,488 kg)
Economy:12.4 mpg (4.4 km/I)

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