Porsche has officially launched a new addition to its family of iconic coupes, the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera. It introduces a completely new generation to the iconic coupes Porsche is widely known and commended for since its launch in 1963.
The new Porsche 911 (991) exudes the power, elegance and sophistication unique to the Porsche 911 family. The distinctive silhouette is still very eye catching with the integration of new exciting contours and specifically designed details; a 100mm longer wheelbase for enhanced stability and bigger interior space; front and rear overhangs are shorter, maintaining the compact footprint that has been a longstanding 911 attribute; the sporting stance is accentuated by the lower roof line and a wider front track increases on-road presence further still while raising the renowned chassis dynamics.
The rear-mounted, flat six cylinder engine is an equally symbolic component of the 911 identity; and behind the rear axle of the new car lies an up rated range of powerful, efficient and evocative ‘boxer’ engines. The Porsche 911 Carrera is powered by a new 3.4-litre engine developing 350 hp, and the Carrera S features a 400 hp version of the familiar 3.8-litre. The engines have been enhances to an all new engine which offers improved performance for both models. The 3.4-litre Carrera with PDK accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.6 sec, 0.1 sec quicker than the prior model. Pressing the Sport Plus button on the optional Sport Chrono Pack cuts that to 4.4 sec. The 3.8-litre Carrera S with PDK can accelerate from 0- 62 mph in 4.3 sec (Sport Plus 4.1 sec), 0.2sec quicker than its predecessor.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera will be available from 17 December 2011; standard equipment on all models is leather interior, sports seats, automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, 7-inch colour touch-screen Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and a three year warranty. The Carrera S adds 20-inch alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear limited slip differential, in addition to the power advantage of the larger 3.8-litre engine.
Every Porsche 911 comes fitted with Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard and Porsche will be giving their customers the opportunity to discover the potential of their new car by taking part in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.