Porsche reveal new generation 911
Porsche have today revealed the latest generation of the highly anticipated Porsche 911. Embracing it’s characteristic sporting driving experience and a rear-mounted flat-six engine the Porsche 911 is set to impress all 911 lovers.
New features alongside the twin turbo-charged flat-six engine include an advanced chassis to provide a great spread of performance and comfort and a new infotainment system. The new engine is set to raise the power, efficiency and the overall driving experience.
The Carrera carries a 3.0 Litre flat-six engine with 370 hp whilst the Carrera S has a 3.0 Litre flat-six engine (420 hp) – the increased hp coming from the turbochargers with modified turbine compressors a specific exhaust system and tuned engine management. Top speed for the 911 Carrera is 183 mph (an increase of 4 mph), whilst the 911 Carrera S now reaches 191 mph (an increase of 3 mph). Add in the increased torque with maximum torque of 450 Nm and 500 Nm respectively along with the sonorous Porsche flat-six engine sound and it’s set to accelerate your heart rate, just like an 911 should.
Also available on the Carrera S Models is rear-axle steering with the chassis technology adopted from the 911 Turbo and 911 GT3 (and 918 Spyder) which increases the range of dynamic virtuosity, culminating in a 10 second faster lap around the North Loop of the Nurburgring (7 minutes 30 seconds).
It’s not just the engine that’s been the subject of technological updates – the 911 Carrera features a mode switch located on the steering wheel (derived from the 918 Spyder hybrid mode) which enables four driving settings : “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” allowing an individual vehicle set up to be configured by the driver.
Porsche have really thought of the driver when adding new features including a lower ride height which helps to stabilise especially when changing lanes at high speed and to provide greater manoeuvrability both of which are also transferred through the new steering wheel design. Also included is an optional hydraulic lift system with integrated lifting cylinders in the struts of the front axle which after pressing a button increases the ground clearance at the nose by 40 millimetres within five seconds and thus prevents the vehicle underbody from hitting the ground – making those pesky speed bumps and steep exits that little bit more comfortable. A big tick for passenger comfort.
Porsche have also installed the new Porsche Communication Management with an enhanced multi-touch display console which offers an expanded range of functions including Online satellite navigation and voice control. An integrated smartphone tray offers battery-saving charging and optimised mobile reception – a big bonus for those on the road mobile dramas. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change assist monitors and multi-collision braking system are also included in all around driver friendly model.
On the exterior new headlights with four-point daytime running lights, a redesigned engine lid and innovative four-point break lights featuring the characteristic Porsche motif are just some of the small amendments made to an already visually stunning model. The Porsche 911 has always balanced performance and efficiency, sportiness and everyday usability and the new models just elevate their reputation further.
The Porsche 911 Carrera models are now on sale starting at £76,412 (RRP) for the 911 Carrera Coupe to£94,698 (RRP) for the Carrera S Cabriolet with deliveries due in Porsche Centres in December. An added bonus being that Customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.