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Performance Review: Porsche 911 Turbo 997 - [2006]

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Porsche 911 Turbo 997 - [2006]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2006 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 3600 cc (219.6 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: F6
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 193 mph (310.6 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 8.7 secs
  • Power: 472 bhp (351 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1585 kgs (3494 lbs)
  • Torque: 457 lb-ft (619.6 Nm) @ 1950 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Rear
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 11.78 secs @ 116.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 297.7 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 288.3 lb-ft
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Porsche 911 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Porsche 911 Turbo 997 is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2006. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2007 Caparo T1 3.5l V8 and the 2006 Caparo T1 2.4 V8.This particular Porsche 911 has a 3600cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a F formation.

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Alternative Petrol F6's includes the 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The 911 shares its Petrol F6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S 991 II. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 911's All Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1585 kgs (3494 lbs) this makes the Porsche 911 Turbo 997 in the same weight category as the 2021 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive 3.0 Turbo F23 or the give or take 50kg.

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The Porsche 911 shares the same bhp with the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (469 bhp)

In terms of power the 3600cc 24V F6 engine produces 472 bhp (351 kW) @ 6000 rpm similar to the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (469 bhp) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (480 bhp).

The Turbo F6 throws out 457 lb-ft (619.6 Nm) @ 1950 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Nissan NSX Type S 3.5L V6 (443 lb-ft) or the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (479 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Porsche 911 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Audi R8 Spyder GT 5.2L V10 - [2011] image

The 2011 Audi R8 Spyder GT 5.2L V10 (321.8 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Porsche 911.

The Porsche 911 has a Power to weight ratio of 297.7 bhp per ton and 288.3 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2006 911 competing with the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder GT 5.2L V10 (321.8 bhp per ton) or the 2005 Ferrari F430 4.3 V8 Spider (320.9 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Porsche 911 generating around 288.3 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2014 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 V8 (313.2 lb-ft per ton) or the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster (313.2 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.0 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.1 secs, this made the Porsche 911 Turbo 997 as fast as the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (4.0 secs) the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro (4.0 secs) the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport 3.5 V6 Supercharged (4.0 secs) the or the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 3.5 V6 Supercharged (4.0 secs). This Porsche 911 Turbo 997 is also faster than the 2020 BMW 3 Series M3 3.0 Bi Turbo G80 (4.1 secs) the 2019 Toyota Supra GR RZ 3.0 Turbo (4.1 secs) the 2019 Toyota Supra GR 3.0 Turbo (4.1 secs) the and the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR 5.0 V8 Supercharged (4.1 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 911 and the 2017 BMW 4 Series M4 Convertible F83

When talking about the performance of the Porsche 911 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 11.78 secs @ 116.1 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2017 BMW 4 Series M4 Convertible F83 (11.73 secs), the 2009 Porsche Cayman S 3.4 (11.74 secs), and the 2017 BMW 7 Series 750i xDrive (11.75 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2006 version of the Porsche 911 Turbo 997 has a maximum speed of 193mph.

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Top Speed of the 2006 911 equals the 2020 Audi R8 Performance 5.2 V10 Spyder (204 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2006 Porsche 911 Turbo 997 then how about the 2020 Audi R8 Performance 5.2 V10 Spyder (204 mph), the 2018 McLaren 600LT 3.8 V8 Bi-Turbo (204 mph), or the 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 V8 (204 mph).

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