The eighth generation of an icon: World Premiere in Los Angeles

The eighth generation of an icon: World Premiere in Los Angeles

The new Porsche 911: more powerful, faster, digital.


 

Sensation in Los Angeles: the Porsche 911 is now entering the eighth generation. The new 911 (type 992) has celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show. It continues to set the standard when it comes to exclusive sportiness.

Unmistakably committed to the Porsche design DNA, a much more muscular look, and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, the new 911 is timeless – and modern. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems combine the masterfully uncompromising dynamism that the classic rear-engine sportscar is famed for, with the demands of the digital world.

The next generation of flat-six turbocharged engines has been further developed and is more powerful than ever before, with 331 kW (450 hp) in the Carrera S models. The drive efficiency has been increased by way of an improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system. The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard.

Additional highlights include the new assistance systems, including Porsche Wet Mode to make driving on wet roads even safer, the optional Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as comprehensive connectivity.

Carrera S models start from 450 hp
The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now produces 331 kW (450 hp). This corresponds to an increase of 22 kW (30 hp) compared with the previous model. Both 911 models beat the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h: the rear-wheel-drive Coupé needs 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S with all-wheel drive just 3.6 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage is increased by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. The top speeds are now 308 km/h (911 Carrera S) and 306 km/h for the all-wheel-drive version. The fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the 911 Carrera S is 8.9 l/100 km, while the 911 Carrera 4 S records this figure as 9.0 l/100 km*.

Clear design language, unmistakable identity
The exterior design is completely new and emphasises the leap in performance for the new 911. Significantly wider wheel housings arch over the 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. The rear end is now the same width across all models, highlighting the slimline centre section. At the front, the body is 45 mm wider. New recessed door handles emphasise the tapered and smooth side contour. Between the new LED headlights, a bonnet with a pronounced vertical beading evokes the design of the first 911 generations. The rear is dominated on all models by the significantly wider, variable-position rear spoiler and the seamless, elegant light bar. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium.

The completely new interior is characterised by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. The 911 models from the 1970s provided the inspiration here. Alongside the central rev counter – typical for Porsche – two thin, frameless freeform displays supply information to the driver. The centre screen of the PCM is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated quickly and without distraction thanks to the new architecture. Located underneath this there is a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle functions.

In terms of digitalisation, the 911 takes the next step into the future with permanent connectivity as well as new functions and services. The standard PCM features include online navigation as well as various Porsche Connect Plus functions.#

New assistance systems increase safety and comfort
In a world first, Porsche has developed Wet Mode, included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the vehicle for a particular emphasis on safety, by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel (included with the optional Sport Chrono Package). The Warn and Brake assist system, also fitted as standard, detects the risk of collisions with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for the 911 for the first time.

The new 911 Carrera S is available in Australia from $265,000^ and the 911 Carrera 4S from $281,100^. The new models can be ordered now and are due to arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2019.

911 Carrera S: Fuel consumption combined 8.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 205 g/km *
911 Carrera 4S: Fuel consumption combined 9.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 206 g/km *

* The data presented here was recorded using the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test procedure. The respective figures were not recorded on individual vehicles and do not constitute part of the offer. This data is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the respective models. Fuel consumption was recorded on vehicles with standard specification. Optional equipment may affect fuel consumption and vehicle performance. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not only determined by a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but also by the driving style, tyre set used and other factors irrespective of vehicle specification.

# The Porsche Connect Services Navigation & Infotainment Package and Car Remote Package are included free of charge for a 12 month period. After this period, the services can be purchased on a subscription basis. The use of Porsche Connect Services requires a data-enabled SIM card. For this purpose, a separate fee-based service contract with a mobile phone provider must be held or purchased.

^ Prices are manufacturer’s recommended retail prices before statutory on-road and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.

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