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What an awesome car – this green 1982 vintage Porsche 911! A well executed version of a race inspired, ‘vintage’ German goodness.
And what a great driving car. Brian let me take the reins after the shoot; comfortable, surprisingly easy to drive, forgiving, and quick too! (it was my first time ever driving a Porsche, could you tell?)
[photo by Dan A. Crosley]
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- New Porsche 911 Carrera S (Porsche 991)
Nothing defines us more than our heritage. It says a lot about who we are. This is particularly true of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S, which has all the characteristics you would expect of a sports car whose origin is in motorsport.
An elementary component of its DNA, therefore, is power in the form of a 3.8-litre engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It delivers 294 kW (400 hp) at 7,400 rpm, and the maximum torque of 440 Nm is achieved at 5,600 rpm. In conjunction with the manual gearbox, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is completed in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed isn’t reached until 304 km/h (188 mph).
On figures alone, the new Porsche 911 Carrera S excels, particularly in terms of efficiency. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 14% compared with the previous model. This has been possible thanks to the auto start/stop function, which is available as standard, and the coasting function in conjunction with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
It’s not difficult to tell where the new Porsche 911 Carrera S comes from. You can hear it in the resonant engine sound and you can see it in the twin tailpipes in brushed stainless steel and 20-inch Carrera S wheels.
You can also feel it, thanks to Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which is fitted as standard, or the optional PASM sports suspension with sporty aerodynamics and the ride height lowered by 20 mm. Or the optional Sport Chrono Package and dynamic engine mounts. Available as standard, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), or Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) in conjunction with the optional PDK, increase traction. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), the active roll stabilization system, is available as an option and improves agility, comfort and safety.
On the subject of safety, the brakes at the front of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S come equipped for the first time with mono-bloc fixed calipers with six instead of four pistons for improved braking performance and a shorter braking distance. Bi-Xenon headlights are standard and the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is available as an option.
There is no doubt. The new Porsche 911 Carrera S knows its roots, and embraces them with efficiency, power and sporty performance.
911 Carrera S: fuel consumption (in l/100 km) urban 13.8 (20.5) –12.2 (23.2) · extra urban 7.1(39.8)–6.7(42.2) · combined 9.5(29.7)–8.7(32.5); CO2 emissions 224–205 g/km
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- New Porsche 911 Carrera (Porsche 991)
In the 21st century, we find ourselves caught between all kinds of opposites on a daily basis: between the demands of our work life and our private life, between the real world and virtual reality. How can they all be reconciled? With a strong identity and a sports car that has incorporated many contradictory notions since 1963.
Sportiness and everyday practicality are a prime example. The new Porsche 911 Carrera is equipped as standard with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus for high power, high torque, efficient combustion and, as a result, comparatively low fuel consumption.
Tradition and innovation blend seamlessly together in the new rear-mounted 3.4-litre flat-six engine thanks to its downsized capacity. Despite the reduced displacement, the engine is capable of delivering even more power to the road than its 3.6-litre predecessor.
The figures speak for themselves. The maximum power of 257 kW (350 hp) is available at 7,400 rpm and the maximum torque of 390 Nm is generated at 5,600 rpm. Yet, in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 16%. Even more impressively, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 289 km/h (179 mph).
The new Porsche 911 Carrera generates powerful forces, which are transmitted precisely and directly to the wheels by the new 7-speed manual gearbox. As with the optional PDK, gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio, while 7th gear has a long ratio for reduced fuel consumption. The SPORT button, which is fitted as standard, makes it possible to select an even more responsive engine and transmission setup.
In terms of form and function, the new single tailpipes are especially imposing and emit a sound which is typically Porsche. The 19-inch Carrera wheels are fitted as standard and improve driving stability and performance.
Sportscar technology as standard, in the form of black four-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and Bi-Xenon headlights, shows that sportiness and safety are not mutually exclusive.
Sport, moderation, everyday practicality and style. Four key themes, one unifying concept: the Porsche 911 Carrera.
Porsche 911 Carrera: fuel consumption (in l/100 km) urban 12.8 (22.1) – 11.2 (25.2) · extra urban 6.8 (41.5) – 6.5 (43.5) · combined 9.0 (31.4) – 8.2 (34.4); CO2 emissions 212–194 g/km