In Germany, the Porsche automobile manufacturer has arranged an informal unveiling of the modernized and updated Porsche 911 Carrera, featuring a lot of new options and functions. The official premiere of the car will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Exterior Design of the Novelty
First of all, the new design of the bumpers catches all of the attention. In addition, the most important role in the model’s exterior and harmony is played by the lights, upgraded lighting fixtures on both sides of the body, side lights, distinguished by the 3D graphics, daytime running lights with a modern design – arranging four blocks around each headlight lens.
The overall body originality is complemented by the motor housing with vertical ribs, elegant cover of the engine compartment, great updated wheel disks as well as by the restyled and rather convenient handles for doors.
The official manufacturer is delighted to provide pictures of the new car, so it’s possible to enjoy the beauty of the appearance now.
The Interior of the Novelty
Leaving all the fans of this model in the anxious waiting, the shots of the new Porsche Carrera interior are not yet available. The manufacturer only informed that innovations in the interior have been given little attention, but a few words about the improvement in comfort were said.
So, the interior has received the following new features: a handy tray for phones in the arm with the battery charge, the new multimedia system, which can now be connected to the Apple CarPlay – more convenient, supporting the voice commands control, recognizing gestures, equipped with high quality seven-inch screen, having a modern upgraded navigation system, incorporated by the useful services from Google.
The new car features a unique option that allows you to set an interesting wheel of the Porsche Spyder, allowing to change the working process of the suspension, the engine as well as the gearbox dramatically; and if the vehicle is equipped with the “robot”, this option will additionally have a Sport Response Button – a special mode that enables the fast transmission switching and the ability to reach a peak speed in just 20 seconds.
The cars of this kind of a class cannot boast of an impressive cargo capacity. The luggage compartment of the car is able to accommodate up to 145 liters. The comfort of the rear seats also leave much to be desired.
The Overall Dimensions of the Car
As for the dimensions of the model, it has not got any significant changes. The car has become longer by just 9 mm, only due to the modified bumpers. All other parameters have remained the same; only the wheel base will vary, basing on the modification version.
Available Model Versions
Like the predecessor, the new 911 Carrera can be purchased in its coupe model version and those who prefer drive, adrenaline and thrill are offered the cabriolet one.
The manufacturer has prepared seven model versions for the new car with the following specifications:
- The three-liter engine, producing 377 hp, 7MT;
- The three-liter engine with a capacity of 370-horsepower, 7MT, Cabriolet;
- The 3.0-liter engine with a maximum power of 370 hp, PDK, Cabriolet;
- The three-liter engine, generating 420 hp, 7MT S;
- The power – 420 hp, the volume – 3.0 liters, PDK S;
- The engine capacity – 3.9 liters, the peak power – 420 hp, 7MT S, Cabriolet;
- The 3.0-liter engine with an output of 420-horsepower, PDK S, Cabriolet.
The 2017 Carrera Technical Specs
The most important upgrading of the car for 60 years, of course, is the power unit – the powerful turbocharged engine, featuring the direct injection of fuel into the cylinders, two turbochargers, sporting Bi-Turbo six-cylinder with a capacity of three liters. The turbocharger provides the peak torque of about 1500 – 5200 rpm, and the peak rotational speed of the power unit is 7300 rpm.
The peak power of the engine is equal to 370 hp.
The automatic gearbox includes 7 speeds: 6 – for active movement and 1 – to reduce fuel consumption. The manual transmission is also designed to have 7 gears.
The suspension has also been improved by a damper setting feature. It has two kinds of modes – a soft daily-driver ride, and a super-stiff track-worthy setup.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera coupe will be able to accelerate to the first hundred in 4.5 seconds, while the convertible version with the same powertrain and manual transmission – in 4.8 seconds. The Coupe has a top speed of up to 295 km/h, and the Cabriolet – 294 km/h.
The average fuel consumption is equal to 7.2 liters. The engine capacity of more powerful versions, belonging to the S-class, is 420 hp. Such an engine enables the car to accelerate to 305-310 km/h, and the fuel consumption will not exceed 7.8 liters.
The Price of the Car
As for the approximate price of the novelty, at the moment it can be judged only concerning to the German market – depending on the equipment, the cost of car starts from 96 600 EUR, while the top Carrera S Cabriolet version is estimated at 123 850 EUR.