Among the world’s most revered automotive brands, Porsche today launched the all-new version of their flagship 911 sportscar in India. The German marque will offer the new 911 in two variants, the Carrera S (coupe) and the Carrera S Cabriolet (convertible), priced at Rs. 1.82 crore (ex-showroom) and Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom) respectively. Bookings for the cars are now open while deliveries will start from the second half of 2019. The new 2019 Porsche 911 is better in almost every aspect than the model it replaces and is the 992 series model, the older being the 991 series.
It was launched globally a few weeks back and has struck a chord with enthusiasts across the world. Design-wise, the new 911 looks more muscular and Porsche has improved upon the previous 991 series 911’s design in a way that the car looks fresh. The rear is where most of the change is apparent with the new single bar LED tail light along with the curvaceous bumper. Compared to the previous generation model, the new 911 is more in line with the original design of the coupe. The interiors have also been given a boost and apart from the new multi-function steering wheel, the 911 gets a new instrument console with an analogue rev counter. The car gets a new 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Porsche Communication Management as standard on both variants.
Talking about some engineering and technical details of the car, the eighth-generation Porsche 911 is built on a new platform structure with a greater amount of aluminium in its rear section, improving weight distribution. Apart from the revised structure and chassis, the new 911 now gets rear-wheel steering on the Carrera S model for the first time ever. According to Porsche, this will result into better agility and high sped stability of the car. Also for the first time is the steering mounted drive selector, like the Manettino dial in Ferrari cars, albeit a bit different here.
As for the engine and transmission, the all-new 992 series 911 gets powered by a 3-litre twin-turbocharged, flat six petrol engine, which now produces around 30 Bhp more than before. The engine churns out 444 Bhp of power along with 530 Nm torque. Now mated to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic (the outgoing generation had a seven-speed). The engine comes mated to either a 7 speed or 8-speed dual clutch transmission. The engine has also been reworked upon extensively and gets a completely new intake and exhaust systems along with bigger turbos. The engines now also come fitted with a particulate filter to help cut emissions.
Speaking of the performance of the car, the 0-100 km/h sprint time of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S reaching is just 3.7 seconds. The top whack of the Carrera S is 308 km/h and all the performance figures are better than the model it replaces. Further, the optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the acceleration figure by 0.2 seconds. In the price range, the new Porsche 911 will chiefly take on the likes of the Mercedes AMG GT and the Audi R8 among others.