In 2009, the 997 Turbo was updated in line with the rest of the 997 Carrera range, with restyled LED rear lights and front driving lights.
However, the important changes were to the engine and drivetrain. Capacity increased from 3.6 to 3.8-litres giving an output of 500bhp, yet fuel consumption was down by as much as 16 percent, thanks to Direct Fuel Injection (DFI).
What’s more, the 997 Turbo could be had with an optional PDK gearbox with seven speeds and the choice of manual or automatic changes. Paddle shifters became an option instead of the usual PDK buttons on the steering wheel.
A new option was Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). This used a mechanical rear axle differential and, intervened in the braking on the inner rear wheel in a bend as required, thus enhancing the agility of the car while reducing any tendency to understeer.
The Turbo is available in soft-top form with a fully electrically operated hood.
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum power: 500bhp at 6000rpm
Maximum torque: 650Nm at 1950-5000rpm (With Overboost: 680Nm from 2100-4000rpm)
Brakes: 350mm discs front and rear, dual circuit, servo assisted with ABS. PCCB optional
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
PASM as standard
Wheels & tyres: Front: 8.5Jx19 with 235/35/ZR19 tyres; Rear: 11Jx19 with 305/30/ZR19 tyres
Weight: 1570kg (manual coupé)
0-62mph 3.7 sec (PDK: 3.6 sec)
Top speed: 193mph
Did you know?
The engine in this gen2 997 Turbo was the first one not to be related in part to the original Turbo engine that dated back to 1974.