Porsche has revealed its facelifted 911 to the world, and we now know for certain that the entire engine range is turbocharged. The marque claims that the engine sound is still the same, despite the fact that both the Carerra and Carrera S now have twin turbo flat six 3 litre engines. These deliver 370 horsepower and 420 horsepower respectively – in both cases a power boost on the models they are replacing.
And this horsepower boost shows, too, as the Carerra S is now 10 seconds faster than its predecessor on the Nurburgring. Paired with the PDK gearbox, the Carrera Coupe can do 0-62MPH in just 4.2 seconds, while the Carrera S can make the same sprint in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 191 MPH. The Sport Chrono is also available as an extra for performance-focused buyers.
The cars will come with four driving modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. These can be now selected from a rotary mode switch on the steering wheel, something that’s been borrowed from the popular feature on the 918 Spyder. Something else buyers can borrow from the rest of the Porsche stable is the rear-axle steering system found on the 911 Turbo.
Other new features are the new seven inch multi-touch display system and a new smartphone tray, as well as a host of other popular tech upgrades.
It’s not going to be easy for Porsche to win over the fans of their naturally aspirated engines, but the 911 name is a powerful thing and if there’s anything that could win them over, this could well be it. If the thought of driving a Porsche excites you, then give us a call on 0845 370 2222 or click here and we’ll tell you how you can hire a Porsche with ease.