just announced the new 911 which looks exactly like the one except that it has
more clever gizmos and a brand new set of turbo engines to power it.
With a new
generation of flat 6 turbo charged 3 litre engine, Porsche has managed to
squeeze 20hp more out of them. The 911 Carrera now produces 370hp while the
more powerful Carrera S churns out 420hp. The extra power has been achieved
through is a combination of turbochargers with modified compressors, enhanced
exhaust system and tuned engine management. This also has affected the torque.
The standard car produces 450Nm while the S produces 500Nm. The new car is
faster by two tents from the old one. As the 911 Carrera
does 0-100 in 4.2 seconds and the Carrera S in 3.9 seconds with top speeds of
295kmph and 308kmph respectively achievable in the cars.
The new turbo
engines are now more efficient as claimed by Porsche with a 12pc increase in
economy. The standard Carrera now gives 13.51kmpl while the S gives 12.98kmpl
in fuel consumption thanks to the Doppelkupplung transmission.
For the first
time, the 911 will also feature the rear axle steering system which was first
seen on the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar. This will help the car corner more
aggressively and more efficiently. More technology from the 918 can also be
found on the new 911 like the driving mode switch shich lets the driver chose
between “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. The ride height can
also be raised and lowered in a range of 40mm which will definitely come in
handy for customers in India.
As is the
case with all Porsches, the car comes loaded with a sheet of paper to choose
from a massive list of options. Porsche has extended the list even further.
has told us, the 911 doesn’t really get too much of styling changes. The new
911 gets new headlights with four-point daytime running lights, re designed
rear lid with vertical louvres and new rear lights, new brake lights on the
outside, the cabin will get the updated Porsche Communication Managements (PCM)
system with a multi-touch display.
isn’t any clarity on when the car will be available on sale. But this 911, with
its clever mechanical techno systems is probably going to make the current 911
owners slightly envious.
Source: Porsche / Motown India / www.motownindia.com
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