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News | Porsche | Porsche 911 model / 12-03-18

Look at the new Porsche 911

More powerful and comes with additional driver-assist systems


By Eric Tipan

 

The iconic Porsche 911 gets a huge makeover that not only improves its looks, but also enhances its well-renowned performance and increases safety.

While the exterior continues to flaunt that recognizable shape, Porsche has added new elements to enhance driving dynamics. It now comes with wider wing arches over the large 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear.

The front end is wider by 45 mm, the rear by 44 mm and it also appears longer because of the forward-extended bonnet that comes with a distinctive recess in front of the windscreen.

Rear spoiler is also wider and comes with vertically arranged air intake louvres.

To make it lighter, the entire skin, save for the front and rear sections are made of aluminum.

Inside, a new 10.9-inch screen controls the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) via a touchpad on the center console.

Seats are lighter by three kilos, lowered by 5 mm and have been modified for better lateral support in the shoulder area.

The new Porsche 911 now comes standard with Wet Mode. This feature detects water on the road, preps the controls systems before warning the driver. It also comes with a camera-based warning and brake assist system to detect obstructions and initiates emergency braking if necessary.

Optional safety features are Night Vision Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Emergency Assist.

Under the hood is a new flat-six engine with larger turbochargers with symmetrical layout and electrically controlled wastegate valves. It comes with a completely redesigned charge air cooling system, and use for the first time of piezo injectors.

Output is 437 brake horsepower and 391 ft-lb of torque, while the 911 Carrera S gets and extra 22 ft-lb of torque.

β€œThe 8th generation of the 911 is even more powerful, even more emotional, and even more efficient than its predecessor – and also offers extensive digital features. And in spite of all the innovations, the 911 is still just what it has always been: a pure sports car and the pulsing heart of Porsche: our icon,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG.