A full three weeks ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has lifted the sheet off the new, more powerful 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo. Marking the first total engine upgrade in the Turbo’s 35 year history, Porsche has completely abandoned the previous gen’s 3.6L in favor of a 500 bhp (368 kW) DFI 3.8L. If optionally equipped with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe dual-clutch gearbox, the 2010 911 Turbo also comes with a custom 3-spoke steering wheel fitted that swaps the lifeless shift buttons in favor of track cred-enhancing gearshift paddles.
For your sister, the 2010 911 Turbo can also be fitted with an automatic transmission which, thanks to the new direct-inject technology, boosts fuel economy from the PDK-equipped Tubro’s 24.1 mpg to a whopping 24.8 mpg.
your competence the gearbox, both models come with a heavily upgraded AWD system employing the use of PTM (Porsche Traction Management), PSM (Porsche Stability Management), and PVT (Porsche Torque Vectoring) that, combined with the slight weight reduction and hp boost, basically means it’ll blow your toupee off. More specifically, it’ll blow your toupee off at 194 mph after sprinting 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.
Scheduled to hit the U.S. in November 2009, the cost of hooning in the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe is $132,800, and if your trophy wife insists on feeling the wind in her bleached hair, the cabriolet will set you back $143,800.