The refreshed version of the 997 Turbo was unveiled in early 2009 at the Frankfurt Motorshow.
It received a completely new 6-cylinder, 3.8 litre boxer engine generating a maximum power output of 500 PS (368 kW; 493 bhp) and 651 N⋅m (480 lb⋅ft) of torque (700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) with overboost) using revised BorgWarner variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers.
The new engine shared the construction of other 997 Gen II DFI engines. The 997 Gen I engine’s Nikasil cylinder liners were replaced with an Alusil block that combined the cylinders and crankcase into an integrated casting for each bank, thus reducing weight (in contrast to a separate cylinder block and crankcase for each bank).
The dry sump lubrication system in the Turbo is different from other 911 models in that it uses integrated oil reservoirs at the bottom of the engine, separate from the crank case and utilises six oil pumps. The engine is configured with direct fuel injection and a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The intake manifold is a slightly larger unit, adopted from the outgoing GT2 along with slightly larger intake valves, wheels for the Turbochargers, and intercoolers. The exhaust system is also more refined and aids in the power increase while improving fuel economy. The overall result is an engine that is 10 kg (22 lb) lighter than the previous engine and has a peak turbo-boost of 11.6 psi.
The suspension system was also revised and had new software to enhance handling. The BorgWarner all-wheel-drive system received new software for more linear delivery of power to the front wheels.
The Turbo was available with a manual transmission or the optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, which replaced the Tiptronic system.
The look of the refreshed Gen II model was left mostly untouched from the 997 turbo Gen I. The taillights were updated to LED to match the 997 Gen II along with changes to the front lamps. The exhaust pipes were “fatter”, and the standard 19 in wheels received a new design. Thanks to revised dynamics the facelifted 997 can handle 1.3 g forces on a skid-pad according to Porsche.
Models equipped with the PDK also include an optional 3-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with shift buttons.
A nicely specified and very well presented 2nd Generation 997 Turbo PDK Cabriolet in the ever popular combination of Basalt Black with Black Full Leather.
Originally a demonstrator for Porsche Centre Exeter, the second owner kept the car for only a few months before the third keeper purchased the car in June 2011 and both cared for and enjoyed the car for 10 years.
Evidently a very well looked after example with previous MOT certificates and invoices for service and other works included in the file plus both keys and a full to bursting handbook pack with its original service book and ancillary booklets.
Extensive recent work including Front Brakes, Tyres and Suspension – an all together and no expense spared example.
Basalt Black Metallic
Black Full Leather
7-Speed PDK Transmission
PCM Satellite Navigation
Telephone Module (Bluetooth)
BOSE Sound System
Rear Parking Assistance
Universal Audio Interface
Dynamic Cornering Lights
Coloured Wheel Centres
Supplied New by Porsche Centre Exeter on 23 July 2010
Intermediate Maintenance by Porsche Centre Colchester on 12 June 2012 @ 7,254 Miles
MOT 26 July 2013 @ 10,023 Miles
Major Maintenance by Autostrasse on 5 June 2014 @ 12,624 Miles
MOT 21 July 2014 @ 13,075 Miles
MOT 20 July 2015 @ 17,502 Miles
Intermediate Maintenance by Porsche Centre Colchester on 16 June 2016 @ 21,905 Miles
MOT 25 July 2016 @ 22,462 Miles
MOT 20 July 2017 @ 27,418 Miles
Major Maintenance by Autostrasse on 14 June 2018 @ 31,516 Miles
MOT 24 July 2018 @ 32,001 Miles
Coolant Crossover Pipes replaced & Steering Rack refurbished by Autostrasse on 18 April 2019 @ 35,379 Miles
MOT 27 June 2019 @ 35,912 Miles
Intermediate Maintenance & Rear Brake Discs & Pads by Autostrasse on 21 May 2020 @ 39,710 Miles
MOT 21 July 2020 @ 40,527 Miles
MOT 25 May 2021 @ 43,977 Miles
Major Service & Related Works by Quorn Sports and Classic on 4 April 2022 @ 48,243 Miles
MOT 4 April 2022 @ 48,243 Miles
MOT 6 March 2023 @ 48,411 Miles
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