It is the world's first car to utilise VGT, which is an abbreviation for variable-geometry turbochargers. In 2009, the 911 Turbo received a facelift.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is only featured in the EA Downloader release of the game, but Xbox 360 players may obtain the car by purchasing the Exotic Car Kit Bundle or purchasing it separately from the XBOX live marketplace.
Performance-wise, when stock, the 911 turbo is the fastest exotic car in terms of handling which the player can buy in the career mode.
When maxed it has a high top speed, its handling remains the best out of all the purchasable exotic cars and it is very competitive, but at a small cost of acceleration.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
In comparison with the 997 GT2, which is also ranked as a tier 3 car, the 911 Turbo has a lower top speed, but it is more stable and has more responsive handling. It has a faster 0-60 mph time, but also has a worse 0-100 mph time than the GT2.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Porsche 911 Turbo appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 2, that is unlocked upon the player completing the Job event "Rematch", and can be purchased for $218,000.
It is capable of reaching a top speed of 225 mph (363 km/h). The 997 Turbo has the second highest top speed, as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is faster, however, it also has weak acceleration.
Need for Speed: World
It is not as agile as its sister models nor accelerates as quick as them, nor does its nitrous boost stand out as well. The 911 Turbo does have a decent acceleration when compared to C and B class cars. With Gromlen race tuned parts, it can reach a top speed of 205 mph (331 km/h).
The major disadvantage is its steering, as it suffers from understeer, players may find the Nissan GT-R to be more useful in races.
The Glacier style is a art director car that can be purchased for 425,000. It was made available on September 28, 2010.
It was made available as a regular non-rental car from February 5, 2015 to February 11, 2015 for players that completed two races on Hastings to celebrate the official Need for Speed: World Facebook page reaching 3 million likes.
On May 7, 2015, it was made available for purchase with in-game cash as part of the End of the World event, and replaced its previous lease price of 150.
On May 7, 2015, it was made available for purchase with ingame cash as part of the End of the World event, and replaced its previous price of 3200.
The Snowflake style is a holiday themed car that costs 3200. It was released on December 16, 2010 as a top-up gift during the Winter Holiday event. It is equipped with a snowflake particle trail emitting from the vehicle's rear.
- The Tri-City Police Department in Need for Speed: Undercover uses Porsche 911 Turbos as Federal Sport Cruisers.
- A Porsche 911 Carrera S (991) with a Snowflake livery can be driven in Need for Speed: World and in Need for Speed: The Run.