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.
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet