Technical Data

Cubic capacity Compression ratio Net-horsepower, SAE J 1349 at crankshaft speed Net torque, SAE J 1349 at crankshaft speed Engine control Horizontally opposed engine, liquid cooled 6 3.78 in. 96 mm 3.26 in. 82.8 mm 219.4 cu. in. 3596 cm3 11.3 1 325 hp 239 kW 6800 rpm 273 ft. lb. 370 Nm 4250 rpm Stationary high-voltage distribution, sequential injection, cylinder-selective knock-control, stereo oxygen sensor closed-loop control, diagnostic system 4 overhead camshafts, Porsche VarioCam Plus,...

Electrical System

In order to avoid damage and faults in electrical or electronic systems, electrical accessories should be installed at your authorized Porsche dealer. f Only use accessories authorized by Porsche. Risk of short circuit and fire. Replacing fuses or relays with the engine running or the ignition on could cause electrical shock. f Disconnected the battery during all work on the electrical system. Please observe the chapter BATTERY on Page 236. Defective relays should be changed only by an...

Operating Your Porsche in other Countries

Government regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, cars built for the U.S. and Canada differ from vehicles sold in other countries. If you plan to take your Porsche outside the continental limits of the United States or Canada, there is the possibility that - unleaded fuel may not be available - unleaded fuel may have a considerably lower octane rating. Excessive engine knock and serious damage to...

Porsche Stability Management PSM

PSM is an active control system for stabilization of the vehicle during extreme driving manoeuvres. The increased control that is provided should not induce you to take greater risks with your safety. The limits dictated by the laws of physics cannot be overcome, even with PSM. The risk of accidents due to inappropriate speed cannot be reduced, even by PSM. The driver bears the responsibility for all driving maneuvers. f Adapt your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions. -...

Battery

F Observe all warning notes on the battery. f Disconnect the battery during all work on the electrical system. f Do not lay tools or other metal objects on the battery as they could cause a short circuit across the battery terminal. Hydrogen gas generated by the battery could cause an explosion, resulting in severe f Do not expose the battery to an open flame, electrical spark or a lit cigarette. f Do not wipe battery with a dry cloth. Risk of severe personal injury and damage to f Do not allow...

JL Cooling System

USA Display in F Canada Display in C f Avoid high engine speeds and heavy engine loading. Pointer in the middle - normal operating temperature The pointer may move up to the red area when engine is heavily loaded and outside temperature is high, but should return to normal when engine load is reduced. If the coolant temperature is too high, the warning light comes on. Additionally, a warning is displayed in the on-board computer. f Pull off the road, turn off the engine and allow to cool. f...

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB

The high-performance brake system is designed for optimal braking effect at all speeds and temperatures. Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient conditions (such as temperature and humidity) therefore might cause brake noises. Wear on the different components and braking system, such as brake pads and brake discs, depends to a great extent on the individual driving style and the conditions of use and therefore cannot be expressed in actual miles on the road. The values communicated by...

Emergency Starting with Jumper Cables

If the battery is discharged, e.g. in winter or after the car has been parked for a long time, the battery of another car can be used for starting with the help of jumper cables. Make sure the voltage of both batteries is the same. Both batteries must be 12 volt types. The capacity (Ampere hours, Ah) of the booster battery must not be substantially less than that of the discharged battery. The discharged battery must be correctly connected to the vehicle's electrical system. f Please observe...

Vehicles without Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB

Even though the brake discs consist of alloyed grey cast iron, they will unavoidably start to corrode if your car is parked for an extended period. The brakes will tend to rub as a result. The nature, extent and effects of corrosion depend on the amount of time the vehicle was parked, whether granular or liquid road salt was spread and whether grease-dissolving agents were used in car washes. If the braking comfort is noticeably impaired, we recommend having the brake system checked by experts...