German automaker Porsche has launched its facelifted 911 sports car in Bangalore. The facelifted 911 range was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.
Prices for the 911 start a Rs. 1,44,86,000 ex-showroom (Karnataka) for the entry-level 911 Carrera variant.
The 911 Carrera range has undergone a revolution under the hood with its rear-mounted engine now sporting turbochargers.
The 911 Carrera and the Carrera Cabriolet are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that produces 365bhp and 450Nm of torque. The Carrera will sprint from 0–100km/h in just 4.2 seconds and the car will keep on accelerating till it hits a top speed of 290km/h.
The 911 Carrera S (both hardtop and convertible) uses a more powerful version of the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine which now produces 414bhp and 500Nm of torque. The Carrera S will go from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 306km/h.
The 911 Turbo (and the cabriolet version as well) uses a larger 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, that pushes out 533bhp and 660Nm of torque. The 911 Turbo get to 100km/h from standstill in just 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 320km/h.
The fastest car in the 911 range is the 911 Turbo S. The same 3.8-litre engine from the Turbo now produces 572bhp and 700Nm of torque and will push the Turbo S from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and onward to a top speed of 330km/h.
All the variants of the 911 are fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and have been fitted with the Sport Chrono Package by Porsche. This package adds four driving modes to the cars — Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual.
Also present is the Sport response button, which forces the engine into a 20-second burst of maximum acceleration. In the cases of both the Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet, the engines pump out an extra 50Nm of torque.
All cars in the 911 range have been fitted with rear-wheel steering. This system makes the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels at speeds under 50km/h, to help the car go faster around a corner.
Design wise, the new 911 range gets new bumpers on both ends. Also new are the headlamps which have LED daytime running lights. The taillamps have been redesigned as well and the engine cover has been redesigned to provide better cooling for the engines. There are also active intakes that help to keep the engine cool as well.