Since it first debuted in the 1974 model year, the Turbo has been a popular version of the venerable Porsche 911 lineup. The 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo still provides the thrilling performance the world has come to expect from the model, thanks in part to its twin-turbos that work with 3.8 liter six cylinder Boxer engine for a peak output of 500 horsepower and 480 pound-foot of torque. Turbo S models receive additional tuning, resulting in 530 horsepower and 516 pound-foot of torque.
The 911 Turbo has been called the everyday supercar, and for good reason. For 2012 the car comes with all-wheel-drive which provides thrilling grip through tight turns and allows owners to drive the car in rainy and even snowy weather. Unlike many other high-performance cars, the 911 Turbo has two rear seats. If the driver keeps the engine RPMs low, the car will drive in a fairly tame manner, making it practical to drive in traffic and city stop-and-go traffic. When the driver so chooses, he can transform the car into a high-performance machine simply by revving the engine higher before shifting gears.
Driving a 2012 911 Turbo on a daily basis is also more cost effective than driving other high-performance vehicles regularly. The EPA estimated fuel mileage for the car is 16 MPG for city driving and 24 MPG for highway driving. With a 17.7 gallon tank, drivers can expect to go about 283 miles of city driving or 424 miles of highway driving before needing to fill up the tank, making it a car you can take on the open road.
Performance from the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo is nothing less than astounding. Acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH is achieved in a mere 3.2 seconds, making it considerably faster than almost any other car on the road. The modified MacPherson strut suspension in the front and multilink suspension in the rear, front and rear stabilizer bars and large 19 inch wheels work together to give the Porsche 911 Turbo excellent road manners, even when zipping up winding canyon roads or riding over rough spots in the road.
Inside, both the driver and passengers are treated to a luxurious experience, no matter if the car is being driven casually or aggressively. All four occupants enjoy leather seats with large side seat bolsters that comfortably hold them in place during tight cornering maneuvers. The front seats provide enough legroom to accommodate people of almost any height, while luggage space is available both in the front trunk and in the rear with the seats folded down. Drivers benefit from auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, a 13 speaker Bose sound system and an optional PDK transmission with paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel. Optional equipment includes heated and cooled seats and voice command controls.