911 line-up welcomes new family member
Porsche is expanding its eighth-generation of the 911 range with the announcement today of the new Carrera models.
This expansion to the line-up of the iconic sports car includes both a Coupé and Cabriolet body style. The 911 Carrera is powered by a 385 PS version of the charismatic 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with twin turbocharging. This power output is 15 PS higher than its predecessor.
The Carrera models may be the traditional starting point in the 911 model range, yet they share their premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 450 PS Carrera S that was launched last November. Key highlights include the advanced interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also assistance systems like the global innovation of Porsche Wet Mode that helps modulate the car’s behaviour on wet roads. The 911 Carrera is distinguished externally from the Carrera S models by its smaller diameter wheels and brakes and individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.
As is typical of all 911 models, the engine, chassis and braking system of the Carrera are designed to set the standard for exclusive sporting performance. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates its power largely through the smaller turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers. The power is fed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK). This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 182 mph. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the benchmark sprint. The combined fuel consumption range (WLTP) of the Coupé is 26.6 - 28.5 mpg, while the Cabriolet records 26.2 - 28.0 mpg. NEDC equivalent CO2 emissions Combined are 206 - 210 g/km.
The dynamic chassis set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch diameter alloy wheels on the front axle. However, the mixed tyre diameter configuration front:rear sees 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre diameter brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers.
The 911 Carrera Coupé starts from £82,793.00 RRP, and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at £92,438.00 RRP. The new models can be ordered from today at Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland. The all-wheel drive version will be available soon.
Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique tracks at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.