Initially debuting at the Geneva Motorshow in 2006, the Porsche 997 Turbo received positive reviews by a wide range of motoring journalists. The aggressive body trim of the turbo including the extendable rear wing and classic Porsche air vents excited car enthusiasts, but Porsche’s desire to stick to their simple and subtle design was one that paid huge dividends according to their sales.
The 997’s real excitement however, was mostly driven by the updated engine. The first ever Porsche 911 petrol engine, the 3.6 Litre had an additional 60 bhp compared to the standard 997 and this updated power really made the Turbo desirable. A year after the initial conception the PDK variant of the Turbo released and was widely regarded as the Supercar Killer.
Boasting an absolutely astounding 0-60mph time of just 3.3 seconds, it really does have the 911 on the same scale as most supercars on the market. This alongside it’s subtle design and 2+2 format makes the 997 Turbo one of the most desired sportscars on the planet. A mix of outrageous pace, incredible handling and luxurious drive showcases why the 997 Turbo was so popular and is still held in such high esteem today.