Porsche launches new 911 Carrera S

Our Bureau | Updated on: Apr 11, 2019

The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 has arrived in India. Revealed on the track at the Buddh International Circuit, the 911 Carrera S highlighted the design and performance evolution of the brand’s most iconic sports car. A Porsche release mentions that the rear-engine model range has been redesigned and now showcases a more muscular look that pays tribute to its past, while also looking to the future.

Though the new 911 has grown in proportions, the exterior redesign of the eighth generation continues to be rather subtle with the wider front and rear of the car defining its presence. The classic profile of the car remains intact with the iconic lines at the front, roofline and haunches captured unerringly even in the new model. The cabin now gets a fresh set of larger digital displays, including for the Porsche Communication Management system, and thinner, lighter , but even more supportive seats.

The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and the Carrera S Cabriolet now produces 450 hp. This corresponds to an increase of 30 hp compared to the previous generation. Both 911 models beat the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100 kmph: the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S needs 3.7 seconds and the Carrera S Cabriolet just 3.9 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than their predecessors.

The optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the sprint by a further 0.2 seconds. Power in the new models is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Top speeds are now measured at 308 kmph for the 911 Carrera S and 306 kmph for the soft-top version, says Porsche’s statement.

Published on April 11, 2019
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