2014 Porsche 911
"Turbo S TechArt"
Configuration: Longitudinal rear-engine
Engine: Flat 6-cylinder
Displacement: 231.9 cu. in./ 3.8L
Horsepower: 620 hp at 6,000 RPM
Torque: 612 lb. ft. at 2,500-5,000 RPM
Transmission: 7-speed Porsche doppelkupplung (pdk)
A Little History
The 2014 Porsche 911 is the sixth generation of turbo that was given to Techart for their full package of additional modifications. This includes a horsepower kit that provides 60 extra horsepower, and 96 additional lb. ft. of torque, achieved through upgraded engine management software and a free-flowing sport exhaust system. The kit also comes with different wheels, and additional carbon-fiber aerodynamics to increase the speed of the car. For example, it bears a front lip spoiler, side skirts, a rear spoiler, and a rear diffuser. The front lip spoiler is designed to catch extra air and create additional downforce on the front axle, keeping the car lower to the ground. The side skirts are purely for aerodynamic purposes, as they help to channel the air flow towards the back of the car. The addition of the diffuser piece on the rear bumper dissipates turbulence, which, in combination with the rear spoiler, creates downforce on the back of car. Techart lowered the entire car by 30mm, which lowers the center of gravity of the car, thus giving a boost in handling performance. However, the car is also equipped with Techart’s Noselift front axle lift system. At the push of a button, the driver can raise the front of the car back up 65mm, when additional ground clearance is necessary.
The interior of the 911 is far more luxurious than most supercars, bearing Techart aluminum sports pedals, a factory carbon-fiber kit, and blue stitching throughout. The dash features custom blue gauges, a carbon-fiber Techart Sport steering wheel, and paddle shifters. Porsche was able to engineer the interior to be comfortable and lavish, and therefore heavy, but still accelerate faster and maintain a higher top speed than most of the supercars on display.
Did you know?
- Doppelkupplung is German for double coupler, and refers to the dual-clutch transmission, known as pdk.
- The body code for the sixth generation of Porsche 911 is known as the “991,” maintaining the silhouette and drivetrain configurations of the original “911.” However, this is the first time the body does not allow for the driver to see the engine, as it can only be accessed from underneath the car.
- This Techart features a radar module on the front grill for the active cruise control option.