The new 911 is the sum of its predecessors – and is therefore a reflection of the past and a vision of the future. The silhouette: iconic. The design: timeless. The technology: inspired by great racing victories and always one step ahead. With the eighth generation of the 911, we’re driving into the future. Leaving the past behind us. With a sportscar that has become a dynamic fixed point in a world where change is the only thing that’s constant. This makes the 911 a ‘Timeless Machine’.
All new 911 models offer advanced airbag technology including full-size driver and front passenger airbags. These are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. And to underline their safety, all new 911 models are also equipped as standard with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).
The silhouette of the 911 stands for timeless design. But the new 911 also proves how contemporary it is, especially from behind. The rear end is powerfully, clearly and precisely designed. The rear screen appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the black tailgate grille. The new, vertical, third brake light is integrated into this.
Directly beneath are the seamless light strip, between the three-dimensional LED taillights, and the newly designed model logo in Light Silver. The rear apron surrounds the newly designed tailpipes of the exhaust system. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the size of the wheels at the front and rear.
We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile and then prove it’s not true. The power output and efficiency of the horizontally opposed engine have been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the centre of the vehicle.
This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability. But you will still feel the power of the 3.0 litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with its 331 kW (450 PS), we promise, the maximum torque of 530 Nm alone will make sure of that. On this basis, the new 911 Carrera4S reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) with Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control in a mere 3.4 seconds. Top speed is not achieved until 190 mph.
Depending on the road conditions and the driving mode, the upgraded Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) actively and continuously controls the damping force for each individual wheel. The result: reduced body movement and thus more comfort with increased dynamism. The PASM sports suspension, lowered by 10mm, is available as an option, making the new 911 even more neutral and balanced when it’s on the road.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) provides exceptional traction and great agility at all speeds – with precise steering response and balanced load change behaviour, and tremendous fun on corners. Upon request, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) minimises body roll in the new 911 during dynamic cornering manoeuvres, and reduces lateral body movement in the vehicle on rough road surfaces.
|Dimensions||Porsche 911 Carrera S|
|Vehicle Length||4,519 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1,852 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1,300 mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,515 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||6|
|Max Torque||530 Nm @ 2,300 - 5,000 rpm|
|Max Power||450 PS @ 6,500 rpm|
|Top Speed||191 mph|
|Acceleration||3.5 Seconds 0-62 mph (with Sports Chrono Package)|
|Combined Cycle||31.7 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||26.4 mpg|