The Iconic Porsche 911 has been the best-selling sports car round the world for the last 4 decades, and now comes the latest instalment of this German-made beauty.
New Porsche 911 features
Turbo flat engines are the taste of the new 911, a new chassis with greater spread between comfort and power and also a new heads-up display system which makes the 911 exceedingly well-equipped. With more than 40 years of experience with turbo engines – in Sports cars and Race cars alike – the latest engines that have been put in the new 911 Carrera set new standards in terms of power, driving experience and fuel efficiency. Rear-axle steering is available as an extra for the Carrera 911 models for the first time further developing the range of driving dynamics.
A full list of features on the 911 Carrera have been visually refined: these include new headlights with four-point daytime running lights to door handles without recess covers, a re-mastered and redesigned rear with louvres and brand new rear lights – they also include the latest four-point brake lights. The interior benefits from a new standard of Porsche Communication Management with a multi-touch heads-up display and a new extended range of functions and new simplified operation.
Porsche’s brand new engine, complete with bi-turbo charging raises the emotion of driving pleasure in the 911 Carrera to create an even more intensive experience: there is 370 bhp (272 kW) of power at the rear of the 911 Carrera, waiting to be let loose and converted into exhilarating thrust. The power unit in the 911 Carrera S now creates 420 bhp (309 kW). This is a power hike of 20 bhp (15 kW). Both have an engine capacity of three litres. The greater power increase of the 911 Carrera S comes from turbochargers with newly modified compressors, an innovative exhaust system and a tuned engine management system.
These new Porsche engines are characterised by massively increased torque with maximum torque of 450 Nm and 500 Nm respectively delivered from a low 1,700 rpm up to 5,000 rpm in both engines, this ensures excellent driving experience. And with a maximum speed of 7,500 rpm the latest engine generation clearly exceeds the top speeds of conventional turbo engines – underscored by the typical sonorous Porsche engine sound.
Every new 911 generation boasts enhanced performance and efficiency compared with the predecessor. For example, depending on the model variant, the new engine generation is almost twelve percent more efficient: fuel consumption is reduced by up to a litre per 100 kilometres. The 911 Carrera with PDK transmission now consumes just 7.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (a reduction of 0.8 l per 100 km), while the 911 Carrera S with PDK consumes 7.7 l/100 km (1.0 l less per 100 km).