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First look at facelifted 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

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Following the release of the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models late last year, as well as the new Targa and GT3, comes the first details and images for the updated 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Once again, Porsche has continued its tradition of only implementing minimal changes to the styling of its AWD Turbo, opting to focus on changes taking place under the revised sheet metal instead.

For the 2010 model year, the Turbo has been given more power, better handling, and you can expect a higher price tag too. The only exterior mods appear to be chrome headlight surrounds, restyled foglights and new wheel designs.

To give its 485 horsepower Nissan GT-R nemesis a run for its money, the updated Turbo gets a new 3.8-liter direct-injected engine that now outputs 500 horsepower – up 20 horsepower on the outgoing model and just 30 horsepower shy of the mighty GT2. With this level of power, the 2010 911 Turbo will be the fastest accelerating AWD production Porsche in history. The 0-60 mph run is tackled in just 3.2 seconds when equipped with the new 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, while top speed rises to 194 mph.

Expect to see the car, in both Coupe and Cabrio forms, make its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales in the U.S. will start in January, priced from $132,800 for the Coupe and $143,800 for the Cabriolet.

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  1. Hey looks its another Porshe that looks more or less the same as the last one.

    I just finished reading the Aston article about the new model.

    When you find something that works, why change?
     
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  2. Hey looks its another Porshe that looks more or less the same as the last one.

    I just finished reading the Aston article about the new model.

    When you find something that works, why change?

    I like the looks of the 911 but I see them everywhere. I guess they've made a car for everyone as opposed to BMW and all the other companies trying to get everyone into a niche.
     
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  3. Well you could argue no one is dumb enough to put the engine behind the back axle. That way you dont have to spend the next sixty years trying to engineer the rear suspension so that the front and rear of the car don't meet. Just think how much better a Posrche would be if they put the bloody engine upfront or in the middle?? The money saved over the sixty years would actually allow Porsche to afford the purchase of VW with cash and not pie in the sky credit.

    Oh well I digress and sure I bet this new model goes like stink and dominates all of its classes at the track once more....
     
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  4. i heard it does 0-62mp in 3.4 seconds with pdk..
    thats serious acceleration..
     
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  5. I like the looks of the 911 but I see them everywhere.

    holy crap where to you live?
     
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  6. Makes me wonder what the next GT2 will be like if they make one
     
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  7. Far as I'm concerned the engine in the rear gives these cars character and individuality that no other car manufacturer has.

    The fact that Porsche has more racing wins than any other manufacturer just proves how solid their platforms are. And that a truly skilled driver can do amazing things even with a rear mounted engine.
     
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  8. Another day another facelift another update another revision another...
     
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  9. Porsche design innovation - The LEAST a man can get !!
     
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  10. i wanna see more hips on the 911! like the old ones they looked awesome id consider getting one if they brought back the massive hips! i know the hips are still there but im talking oversized hips =D
     
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  11. I'm sure if they thought putting the engine behind the rear axle was a mistake they would have changed it over 60 years.

    Say it again and I'll say it a million times. Find something that works and stick with it.
     
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  12. superskyline 89 got it right,...this car has more motor-sports wins than any other car IN HISTORY!,...suck on that,...nissan gtr!....the car is all about evolving,...not revolutions,...and like all the brilliant people here who GET IT and appreciate what this car company has been doing for 60 years,...yes,...60 F-ING YEARS!...i think only ferrari can best porsches record of motorsport wins,...but the 911 is the winningest car in motorsport history with good reason,...they constantly try to improve them1
     
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  13. I have my 2010 Turbo (wanted one ever since I saw it in the 70's) and my vanity plate says it all...
    NO OTHER
    say all you want...drive it and get back to me.
     
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