- Porsche 911 Pictures
- 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