Bursting with more power,
refined design and increased efficiency, the new Porsche 911 range has arrived
in India. This iconic car is now available in a range of model variants
including coupe and cabriolet. The new 911 features entirely new turbocharged
power units evolved from the racetrack to the road, as part of Porsche’s
commitment to technology transfer. This gives the world's best-selling sports
car a boost in performance alongside significantly improved fuel economy. On
the exterior, the new 911 comes with sharpened design, while inside it features
the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system delivering improved
connectivity and controls.
Across the range, a gain of 20
hp has been achieved, despite a fuel reduction of up to 1.0 litre per 100 km.
The new Porsche 911 is now available for order in India. The basic retail price
ex-showroom for the standard 911 Carrera base model starts at Rs 14,233,000 (Rs
1.42 crore) in Delhi.
The new 911 Carrera produces
370 hp, whilst the 911 Carrera S delivers 420 hp, thanks to a combination of
turbochargers with modified compressors, enhanced exhaust system and tuned
Sprinting from zero to 100
km/h in 4.2 seconds, the new 911 Carrera is two tenths of a second faster than
its predecessor. The 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package performs
its showcase discipline in just 3.9 seconds.
Torque gains in the new models
are also significantly improved by 60 Nm, with 450 Nm in the 911 Carrera and
500 Nm in the 911 Carrera S. Drivers will also now benefit from the full torque
being available to be converted into sprinting power from as low as 1,700 rpm.
The maximum torque is available over the entire range at up to 5,000 rpm.
Rear-axle steering, which for
the first time is available as an option for the Carrera S models, considerably increases the overall
dynamics of the vehicle. Taken from the 911 Turbo and 911 GT3, stability is
noticeably increased when the front and rear wheels are turned in the same
direction starting at a speed of 80 km/h. At speeds of up to 50 km/h, the
wheels are turned counter to one another for improved agility. This technology
also enables better manoeuvrability in city traffic thanks to the vehicle’s
turning circle being reduced by 0.4 metres.
911 Turbo models
Regarded as the top athletes
in the range and thanks to a 3.8-litre six-cylinder bi-turbo engine, the 911
Turbo now delivers 540 hp, with the coupe model sprinting from zero to 100 km/h
in 3.0 seconds. The gain of 20 hp has been achieved by modified inlet ports in
the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. Top speed in
the new 911 Turbo is 320 km/h, 5 km/h faster than the previous model.
Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S develops
580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. It is also the
first production 911 to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds,
reaching the milestone speed in 2.9 seconds. The model’s top speed is 330 km/h,
12 km/h higher than its predecessor. The breath-taking figures are a result of
Porsche still being the only manufacturer to employ turbochargers with variable
turbine geometry in a petrol engine.
Exterior features include new
headlights with four-point daytime running lights and a redesigned rear lid
with vertical louvres, as well as distinctive four-point brake lights.
In conjunction with the
optional Sport Chrono Package and for the first time, all 911 models now have a
mode switch on the steering wheel. Derived from the 918 Spyder, mode switch
consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes “Normal”,
“Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Depending on the equipment, the latter
setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up.
In combination with the PDK
transmission, the mode switch has an additional push button, the “Sport
Response Button”. When this button is pressed, the drivetrain is
pre-conditioned for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds, a feature that can be
deployed for overtaking manoeuvres.
Meanwhile, the interior of the
new models has been updated with the enhanced Porsche Communication Management
(PCM) system, featuring a multi-touch seven-inch display, which offers a
considerably expanded range of functions and intuitive controls similar to
operating a smartphone.
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