New documents resembling official internal specification lists for the upcoming 2009 Porsche 911 range have appeared on a number of internet forums, revealing crucial details about engine outputs, a new dual-clutch transmission and optional features and electronics. The big news is the introduction of a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission called Porsche Doppelkupplung or PDK for short.
Other important changes include the introduction of a new set of direct-injection engines rated at 345hp in the Carrera and 385hp in the Carrera S. There’s also a boost in torque levels with an additional 20Nm for both the 3.6L and 3.8L engines. Other goodies include a new Chrono sport package, launch control, an upgraded brake package and an upshift indicator in the instrument cluster.
Non-performance items include a new touchscreen navigation system, LED daytime running lights, ventilated seats and a new color range. The updated Porsche range should make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
2009 Porsche 911 leaked details