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New 2010 Porsche Turbo driven!


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I had the very good fortune to be able to drive the stunning new Porsche 3.8L Turbo at the World Press Launch at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal. Man, what a car! The 7 speed PDK gearbox worked beautifully, and the launch control was simply mind blowing. I managed to record the 0-200km/h with launch control at the track with a Video VBOX (in-car video system with data overlay Video VBOX website), so I got some great video and all of the figures. 0-60 in 3.2s! Amazing.

I also did a number of laps around the circuit, and the new PTV system (Porsche Torque Vectoring) worked a treat and the turn in was simply stunning. The engine is now 3.8 Litres and running with direct injection and a Porsche version of a dry sump. Combined with the Variable Geometry turbo, the extra capacity and efficiency means the boost is only 0.8bar in normal use, so the turbo lag is now virtually non-existent. In Sports Plus mode it has extra torque, a total of 700Nm (516 lb/ft), and the acceleration out of the corners was staggering. The new paddles were a welcome addition, and the 7 speed PDK system worked fantastically with the Turbo engine.

Quite simply an incredible car, I've driven the GT-R as well, but this is in a different league. Here is a picture I took:


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Don't feel bad! Thanks for posting the pics of the new Turbo and your experience. I loved it! :D


Do not worry about it, one of the moderators, (Loren?) will put it where it belongs.

Impressive video.

With all respect Loren.


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