more powerful and more efficient than ever before, the eighth generation of the
Porsche 911 has arrived in India. The car was revealed on track at the Buddh
International Circuit. While the 911 Carrera S is priced at Rs 1.82 crore, the
911 Carrera S Cabriolet is priced at Rs 1.99 crore (all ex showroom).
911 Carrera S models deliver 450 hp
turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and the Carrera S Cabriolet
now produces 450 hp. This corresponds to an increase of 30 hp compared with the
previous generation. 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 Carrera S Cabriolet just 3.9 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds
faster than their predecessors.
optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the sprint by a further 0.2 seconds.
Power in the new models is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Top speeds are now measured at
308 km/h for the 911 Carrera S and 306 km/h for the soft-top version. The fuel
consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the 911 Carrera S and the Carrera S Cabriolet
is 8.9 l/100 km.
eighth incarnation is more assertive, with significantly wider wheel housings
arch over the 50.8 cm (20”) front wheels and 53.34 cm (21”) 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.
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 27.7 cm (10.9”) 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 functions. The seats have also been fundamentally
modified. The new design reduces the vehicle weight by around three kilos,
while the adapted geometry offers significantly better lateral support in the
shoulder area. Although the seat is now positioned five millimetres lower and
has a minimally thinner seat cushion, seating comfort has been improved
Improved driving dynamics
new 911 advances driving dynamics with the new mixed tyre configuration- -with
20” wheels on the front axle and 21” wheels on the rear axle. At the same time,
the tyres on the rear drive axle are significantly wider than on the front
wheels. The combination results in increased stability, traction and balance
while reduced understeer and oversteer improve safety. The refined chassis
design is completed by the next generation of Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM), which has been extensively developed for the new 911.
Innovative lightweight roof with Coupé
Carrera Cabriolet S uses innovative technology to achieve a previously
unattainable coupé-like roof curvature of the closed fabric panel bow roof,
something that also offers aerodynamic benefits. A new and lighter hydraulic
roof drive allows the convertible top to be opened and closed in around 12
seconds in each case – like on the previous model, this is possible at speeds
up to 50 km/h. The integrated, electrically operated wind deflector ensures
increased comfort in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at higher speeds.
New assistance systems increase safety and
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).
new optional LED matrix headlights with PDLS Plus are an eye-catching
development. The energy centre of the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System matrix
headlights is made up of 84 individual LEDs. The generated light beam
corresponds in range and intensity to laser light. This is distributed so that
the driver always benefits from maximum illumination of the road, without
dazzling or disturbing other road users.
functions have been added that significantly increase driving comfort and
safety, including PDLS Plus being able to detect and selectively dim highly
reflective traffic signs. Vehicles in front of the driver, or on the opposite
side of the road are dimmed, while the areas in between and next to them are
still fully illuminated.
during the launch event at the FIA certified track, Pavan Shetty, Director of
Porsche India, noted: “Just like the first generation, the latest 911 is a
sports car for the new era. Our icon has once again evolved and is now more
powerful, more emotional, and more efficient than its predecessors. It is the
best 911 Porsche has ever produced and to prove that point we have brought the
range to the Buddh International Circuit for a performance showcase. The eighth
generation maintains the 911’s status as a pure driver's car that also offers
everyday usability and unique design. As such, I am delighted to announce that
the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet are now available in India
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