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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