2014 Porsche 911 Turbo to be Automatic Only

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo to be Automatic Only

First it was the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, and now it has come to light that the new Porsche 911 Turbo will not have a manual transmission option, and will only be offered with the brand’s automatic dual-clutch setup.

Along with abandoning the manual, the new 911 Turbo adopts other features that were introduced on the 2014 911 GT3, such as active rear steering for extra maneuverability at low speeds.

Power is boosted as well compared to the current model, with the Turbo 911 getting 520 hp and 479 lb-ft, while the Turbo S puts out 560 hp and 516 lb-ft, giving the car a 0-60 mph time of around 3 seconds. An overboost function is fitted to both engines, giving them the capability to put out an extra 37 lb-ft for up to 10 seconds.

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To help harness the power, active aerodynamics are fitted to the car in the form of a sort of inner tube that runs along the front bumper, which will inflate when the car is put in Sport Plus mode, giving the 911 Turbo added downforce.

Other upgrades include larger brakes, a wider wheelbase, less fuel consumption, and a faster Nurburgring time.

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[Source: Car and Driver]