The 2009 Turbo's Significance: The 2009 model year marked the end of a wildly important era for the 911 turbo as the 997.1 Turbo remains to be the last 911 Turbo to house the iconic 911 GT1-derived Mezger-designed twin-turbocharged engine in conjunction with a manual transmission! 997.2 Turbos feature an all-new engine, while the 991 and now 992 Turbos are only seen in PDK. Though the latter cars are more dynamic, powerful and are an even more technological tour de force than the 997.1 Turbo, those 911 Turbos are larger in size and don't feature the sought-after favorable sizing, sensations, and mechanicalness as offered by the 997.1 Turbo. The 997.1 Turbo is very much a new-age Porsche 959 with heightened usability for everyday use and is a car that will not be replicated again.
Upon viewing the Turbo's aerodynamically optimized body, your presence is welcomed by its suave Black finish along with the expressive presence of yellow that finds its way onto the calipers of the Carbon Ceramic braking system as well as onto the seatbelts which subtly peeks through from the all black and carbon fiber trim encompassing cabin, providing for a distinguishing visual; front bumper boasting integrated and aesthetically unobstructive headlight washers, intake duct incorporated LED turn signals, and compact fog lights that are aptly stationed on the bumper's outermost region; Bi-Xenon headlights; a sleek gas lid that's understatedly incorporated into the right fender; 19-inch forged alloy Turbo wheels completed in a two-tone finish (showcased in front of the Carbon Ceramic braking system's yellow brake calipers boasting black 'Porsche' insignia); the rear's pronounced, muscular fenders that are accentuated by the model's signature air intakes; a bi-plane rear spoiler featuring an automatically deploying top wing that raises at around 77 MPH and lowers at roughly 37 MPH; twin exhaust outlets that subtly protrudes from the distinctive, twin-vented, rear bumper.
Just before slipping inside of its Black Full Leather cabin that's filled with carbon fiber, you're first met by carbon fiber door inlays featuring illuminated 'turbo' script, and one of the first things that'll catch your attention is the carbon fiber trim surfaced transmission tunnel, shift knob and brake lever handle, the embossed Porsche Crest bearing center console lid, Adaptive Sport seats emphasized by light-colored stitching and an embossed Porsche Crest on the headrest along with the bright-metallic finish that covers the backing of the front seats and when inside you can expect to find carbon fiber trim (such as on the surrounds of the ignition and lighting controls, the dashboard's central decorative strip, and the area in front of the shifter), light-colored twin-stitching and aluminum/brushed aluminum/metallic-coated surfacing on select areas with carpeting completed in black and sumptuous leather that extends onto the upper dashboard and door areas. The driver is faced with a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel accented by carbon fiber trim; titanium-colored instrumentation dials; a centrally located dash-mounted SportChrono dial also with a titanium-colored finish; 6.5-inch touchscreen navigation display; the dazzling, 6-speed shifter offering clear-cut throws and possessing a gear lever design that's native to the Turbo model. Front occupants are embraced by heated seats boasting memory settings for the driver and can expect in-cabin audio playback via the BOSE Surround Sound System, featuring 13-speakers.