Double The Porsche 911 Turbo Power

1975 Porsche 911 Turbo

Curious how you can double the power your current first generation Porsche 911 Turbo puts out? It’s easy…buy a new one!

Before you cast me off in anger for the dumb opener, check out these stats I came across on Philip Raby’s blog tonight:

I’ve just been doing some research on the Porsche 911 Turbo and came up with some interesting power figures. Just look how the output has increased from the original 3.0-litre car of 1975 to the latest 997 Turbo S. The power has more than doubled!

1975 – 260bhp
1978 – 300bhp
1990 – 320bhp
1992 – 360bhp
1996 – 408bhp
2000 – 420bhp
2005 – 480bhp
2009 – 500bhp
2010 – 530bhp

That’s pretty impressive! Sure the current cars are heavier, but it’s still amazing when you look back over the course of the model’s life just how far it has come. Comparisons like that intrigue me because I’m sure a huge fan of the Porsche 911 Turbo. I love every iteration and find things about each that I particularly enjoy.

Check out the full post here for some other tidbits: The Power of the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Philip is the former editor of Total 911 Magazine (which he started by the way!) and has a site focused on helping people buy and sell Porsches. While you’re on his site, check out his inventory and sign up for his newsletter. He’s a very knowledgeable car guy and worth following.

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  1. Thanks for this great mention, Ryan. Love the new site! 🙂



  2. birds drive the new ones only men drive the old ones without power steering