Porsche has unveiled the latest generation of its iconic car – the 911 – with new turbo flat engines and a new chassis.
Porsche 911 has been in the market for the longest time I remember. No wonder Porsche never felt like discontinuing this product considering the iconic status it has earned over the years. Well, it seems that 911 is not going anywhere for next few years for sure. At the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche, alongside the Mission E, launched the latest avatar of its 911.
Porsche has developed a completely new three-litre, bi-turbo engine for the new 911 Carrera which delivers 370bhp of power at the rear wheels. A sportier variant – 911 Carrera S – has been tuned to deliver a maximum of 420bhp at the rear. Both the variants have got 20bhp of more power than the previous generation. Torque has been increased by 60Nm in both the cases which means 450Nm and 500Nm for the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S respectively. The torque is delivered consistently from 1,700Nm to 5,000Nm in both the cars which means excellent pull throughout the range. Where the 911 Carrera consumes ‘just’ 7.4 litres of fuel per 100kms, the 911 Carrera 911 S consumes 7.7 litres of black gold for the same distance.
The Porsche 911 Carrera claims to touch the 100km/h mark from ground zero in 4.2 seconds, where the 911 Carrera S claims to do it in 3.9 seconds. The top speed of both these cars are 295km/h and 308km/h respectively. Where the 911 Carrera will come with driving modes like Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual, which can be selected using a switch on the steering wheel.
The ride height has been reduced by 10mm thanks to new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis. This allows the new 911 Carrera to remain stable at high speed cornering. The rim size of the rear wheels has been increased by 0.5 inch to 11.5 inches and the wider rear tyres with width measure of 305 provide better traction in extreme conditions. And when the roads are not hospitable enough, just press a button and the car raises by 40mm within five seconds.