Speed Dial 9-11: The 2013 Porsche 911 Review

The New Porsche 911

The 2013 Porsche 911 is the latest generation of a car which first appeared as a prototype 40 years ago. The place of the 911 Turbo at the technological summit and peak of dynamic performance has never been in doubt. Now, with the unveiling of the new ‘Type 991′ generation 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, the car’s reputation as a technology showcase combining the virtues of a circuit race car with those of an everyday road car reaches new heights. That’s living the dream for any sports car- that great balance of performance and everyday road use. We can’t always be stuck on the Autobahn right?

New all-wheel drive running gear with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 560 hp from the flat six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine emphatically underline the character of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S models. Playing an equally crucial role is the entirely new, lightweight design chassis with a 100 mm longer wheelbase riding on larger diameter 20-inch wheels.

The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system, which is offered for the first time on the 911 Turbo models, increases the dynamic performance potential even more. This system is standard equipment on the 911 Turbo S, together with the Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). These are also each available on the 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo.

As a consequence, the 911 Turbo S shortens the benchmark lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife to well under 7 min 30 sec – naturally on standard production tyres. The standard ‘sound symposer’ intensifies the driving experience further still; transmitting induction sounds of the turbo engine to the passenger compartment via a speaker diaphragm. At the end of the day, this is a Porsche, and what kind of person in this world doesn’t like a Porsche? Let alone a Porsche 911.

What do you think of the 2013 Porsche 911?

Andrew Kirkley
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  • 3rd May 2013

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