In 2001 Porsche introduced an all-new Porsche 911 Turbo with a 415-horsepower twin-turbo engine, advanced all-wheel drive and exclusive styling. For 2002, Porsche offers an optional engine enhancement performance package to boost horsepower from 415 to 450. As well as offering more power, the Turbo's standard equipment list also expands with a Bose high-end digital audio system and other additonal luxury features. In addition, the Porsche 911 Turbo adds new front seat belt pretensioners and force limiters to its extensive roster of safety technology, and the trunk now includes an anti-entrapment release with internal handle.
A racecar-derived 3.6-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine gives the 2002 911 Turbo staggering performance capability. The engine produces 415 horsepower (309 kW) @ 6,000 rpm and sustains 415 lb-ft (560 Nm) of peak torque from 2,700-4,600 rpm. Power drives through a standard six-speed manual transmission. The new-generation model was the first Porsche 911 Turbo to offer the advanced Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission as an option.
Porsche builds the Porsche 911 Turbo on the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 platform, a practice it began with the previous-generation Porsche 911 Turbo in 1996. All-wheel drive, the Porsche Stability Management system (PSM), and 18-inch wheels combine to make the new-generation Porsche 911 Turbo the best-handling version in the model's history.Source: Porsche Press Release