Entering the eighth
generation, the new Porsche 911 celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the
2018 L.A. Auto Show, with the reveal of the 911 Carrera S and 4S Coupé models. The
car comes with a more muscular look and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch
The next generation of
flat-six turbocharged engines has been further developed and is more powerful
than ever before, resulting in a performance of 450 hp in the 911 Carrera S and 4S. An improved
injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling
system enhance drive efficiency even further. The power is delivered by a newly
developed eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (dual-clutch transmission). Additional
highlights include new assistance systems, such as the Porsche Wet mode to make
driving even safer, Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as
comprehensive connectivity now also using swarm intelligence.
Both 911 models beat the four-second
mark for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h: the rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera S
needs 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S, with all-wheel drive, just 3.6
seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than their predecessors. The
optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the sprint by a further 0.2 seconds. The
top speed has been measured at 308 km/h for the 911 Carrera S and 306 km/h for
the all-wheel-drive version.
The exterior design is
completely new and emphasises the leap in performance for the 911 internally
coded as 992. Significantly wider wheel housings arch over the 20-inch front
wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. The rear end is now the same width across all
models, highlighting the slimline centre section. At the front, the body is 45
mm wider. Electrical pop-out handles in the doors emphasise the tapered and
smooth side contour, while a bonnet with a pronounced recess evokes the design
of the first 911 generations. At the rear, all models feature a rear
significantly wider, variable-position rear spoiler and the seamless, elegant
light strip. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer shell is
now made from aluminium.
The completely new interior is
characterised by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed
instruments, inspired by the 911 models from the 1970s. Alongside the central
rev counter – typical for Porsche – two thin, frameless displays supply
information to the driver. The centre screen of the Porsche Communication
Management (PCM) is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated easily and without
distraction thanks to the new interior design. Located underneath this there is
a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle
New assistance systems
increase safety and comfort
In a world first, Porsche has
developed the Wet mode, included as standard. This function detects water on
the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver,
who can then set up the vehicle for enhanced safety, by simply pushing a button
or using the mode switch on the steering wheel (Sport Chrono Package). The
warning and brake assist system, also fitted as standard, detects the risk of
collisions with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary.
Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for
the 911 for the first time. The adaptive cruise control option includes
automatic distance control, stop-and-go function, reversible occupant
protection and an innovative autonomous Emergency Assist function. The 911
Carrera S and 4S models are available for order now. First deliveries are
expected mid next year.
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