PDK WITH PADDLESHIFT, SPORT CHRONO PACKAGE, REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK, WHEELS PAINTED IN EXTERIOR COLOUR, ADAPTIVE SPORTS SEATS, ELECTRIC SUNROOF, REAR CENTRE CONSOLE IN LEATHER, TELEPHONE MODULE FOR PCM WITH BLUETOOTH, SIDE SKIRTS PAINTED, INSTRUMENT DIALS IN CARRERA WHITE, PARK ASSIST, SEAT HEATING, UNIVERSAL AUDIO INTERFACE PCM 3.0, PORSCHE CREST EMBOSSED ON HEADRESTS, FLOOR MATS.
The facelifted version of the 997 Turbo was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and was built for a four-year run. It received a completely new 6-cylinder, 3.8 litre boxer engine delivering 500hp with revised Borg-Warner variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbos.
This stunning example enjoys the optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and the optional sport-chrono package, which includes the availability of an electronically controlled launch control and an over boost-function for temporary increasing the turbo-pressure.
Porsche claims the 997 Turbo will go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 194mph, though several tests carried out by automotive magazines and impartial testers have revealed that the 0 – 62mph acceleration time is generally as low as 2.9 seconds.
The looks of the facelifted model were left mostly untouched from the original 997.1 Turbo, but there are subtle changes to the rear lights, which were improved to the LED-type.
The rear exhaust outputs became “fatter” and the standard 19-inch (480 mm) wheels gained a new design. Thanks to revised dynamics the facelifted 997 can handle 1.3 g forces on a skid-pad according to Porsche.