Many times the consequences of certain innovations only become definite with time. Gutenberg did not even imagine that his printing press would mark the end of an era. And what about Edison? Did he ever realise among his numerous inventions light bulb becomes the key of the door to the modern world? Similarly in 1995 with the exposing of the new 911 Turbo, Porsche set a Landmark for the sports car brand.
No other model in practical epitomises the revolution that Porsche went through like this one. The turbocharged 911(993) was the engine’s most exciting renewal. By replacing the previous monoturbo design with its new biturbo design series 911 becomes more powerful and faster with 408 PS and just like German Super Sports Car of the 1980s the 993 generation 911 turbo comes with permanent all wheel drive.
For the first time Porsche dealt with the two equal KKK K16 turbines, which are compact and symmetrical – one for each cylinder bank. The turbines create enormous boost pressure forcing the intake air through the charged air cooler into the combustion chambers as 0.8 bar.
Nevertheless due to the lower mass moments of inertia the charger blades were activated much earlier than in the single turbo of the 964, the 993’s immediate ancestor . Astonishingly at just 2500 rpm, 450 Nm of torque released an alarming yet smooth impulse which continued to build all the way up to the limit of 6800 rpm . Also the four driven wheels converted the magnificent power delivery into eye catching thrust. No sports car has been launched earlier from 0 to 100 km/hr in 4.5 sec. Neither any sports car was so relaxed even at full acceleration nor so good to drive everyday.
911 Turbo from both the 993 generation and its successors with the speed of 290 km/h continuously astonish again and again , even in present days. It is getting old without losing its beauty.
In different ways its etiquette bring its respect e.g it was the first car in the world with an OBD-II system like the Bosch Montronic M5.2 and it monitored the metal catalysts and lambda probes. Also has fuel tank ventilation with activated carbon filtering and also registered misfires. From the present day’s outlook it is clearly understood that 993 generation 911 Turbo achieved all its marvellous triumph not just as the ultimate dream sports car but as the lowest-emission ever.
Porsche 911 Turbo (1995) – Technical specifications
Engine: six-cylinder boxer, air-cooled, biturbo
Drive: six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive
Displacement: 3,600 cm³
Mixture formation: Bosch Motronic M5.2, OBD II
Maximum power output: 408 PS at 5,750 rpm
Vmax / 0–100 km/h: 290 km/h / 4.5 seconds
Kerb weight: 1,500 kg
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