Porsche 996 Turbo Parts

The 911 Turbo featured a 3.6L twin-turbocharged engine very similar to the 996 Turbo, but this time around the engine was slightly tweaked enabling 47 hp and 620 N.m of torque. The new Turbo variant also featured what’s called variable turbine geometry or VTG, which combines the low-rev boost of the engine with the small turbocharger, along with a larger turbocharger for higher rev power.

More Power with Better Fuel Efficiency

The new 911 Turbo boasted of better fuel efficiency as compared to the outgoing 996 Turbo. It also featured an all-wheel-drive system which was very similar to the Cayenne. The newly designed Porsche Traction Management system used the clutch to vary the amount of torque in the wheels to prevent slippage. Porsche stated that by redirecting torque, they were able to eliminate oversteering, allowing for neutral handling as well as better all-weather performance.

The 3800cc or 3.8-liter engine developed for the Carrera originally launched in 2008. However, the newly upgraded engine for the 911 Turbo was 20 HP more powerful which improved its top speed and 0-60 mph times. Speaking of which the new Turbo could do 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, and 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 312 km/h.


The steering wheel of the 911 Turbo had a built-in display which showed the various modes, i.e. Sports Plus, Sport, launch control etc. which could be chosen via the Sports Chrono package.

The car similar to the 996 Turbo featured various distinctive styling features like LED daytime running lights, headlights, indicator and parking lights. In addition to their traditional rear wing.


The 911 Turbo was one of the best selling cars in Porsche’s lineup. It received rave reviews from the automotive press and was touted for being the best that the company could offer.