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Porsche Introduces New 911 Turbo, Turbo S

New models go zero-to-60 mph faster than ever.

by on Jan.11, 2016

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo got horsepower upgrades pushing the zero-to-60 times to three seconds ... and lower. Photo credit: Len Katz.

The much-anticipated Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models arrived on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show, displaying the tweaks that have them reportedly running zero-to-60 mph faster than ever.

Both the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models received a bump in horsepower for 2017 that has the 911 Turbo S making the run in just 2.9 seconds while the 911 Turbo lags by just a tenth at three seconds flat. Both models are available in both coupe and convertible bodies.

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The 3.8-liter twin-turbo six in the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo will now make 540 horsepower, a 20 hp increase Porsche says was achieved by modifying the intake ports and switching to new fuel injectors that allow for higher fuel pressure. (more…)

First Look: 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Sky’s the limit on a cold January morning as Porsche returns to Detroit Auto Show.

by on Jan.05, 2012

The 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet will reach market in time for the spring thaw.

With the temperatures hovering in the low 20s one doesn’t often think of convertibles this time of year in Detroit.  But Porsche is hoping to get a more balmy reception when it pulls the covers – and the top – off its new 911 sports car next week as it makes a return to the Detroit Auto Show.

After a long absence, the maker returned to the largest of the U.S. car shows – from a news standpoint, anyway – last year with the 918 Concept and it is hoping to make big news again this year with the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, the latest in what will be a string of variants to share the new sports car platform TheDetroitBureau.com reviewed back in November. (Click Here for that first drive.)

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“Detroit was deliberately chosen for the world premiere of the new 911 Cabrio because the USA is far and away our largest 911 Cabrio market,” said Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing.

It’s also Porsche’s largest market overall.

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