2002 Porsche 911 Turbo

The new-generation Porsche® 911® Turbo, introduced for MY 2001, continues a performance legend begun 26 years ago when the first 911 Turbo was introduced to North America. With a 415-horsepower (309 kW) twin-turbo engine and advanced all-wheel drive, the new-generation 911 Turbo takes its place in the top echelon of the supercar category. Derived from the Porsche GT1 racecar, the 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine sustains 415 lb.-ft. (560 Nm) of peak torque from 2,700-4,600 rpm. In place of a conventional throttle cable setup, the E-Gas electronic throttle transmits pedal position to the engine control unit. Power drives through a standard six-speed manual transmission. The advanced Tiptronic® S five-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 4.2 seconds. On the test track, the 911 Turbo can sprint from a standstill to 100 mph (160 kph) in only 9.2 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). Standard Bi-Xenon headlight clusters feature xenon high-intensity discharge headlights for both the low and high beams. The upper part of the two-piece rear stabilizer wing automatically raises at speeds above 75 mph (120 kph) and lowers at speeds below 50 mph (80 km/h). The standard aluminum alloy wheels measure 18 x 8 inches in front and mount 225/40 ZR18 tires; the 18 x 11-inch rear wheels mount 295/30 ZR18 tires. Also derived from the GT1 racecar, one-piece, four-piston brake calipers reduce unsprung weight and heat and feature 13-inch vented, cross-drilled discs front and rear. The standard Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) can detect a loss of grip at the front or rear and reduce instability by applying braking to individual wheels and, if necessary, altering engine power.

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