The new 911 is the sum of its predecessors – and is therefore a reflection of the past and a vision of the future. The silhouette: iconic. The design: timeless. The technology: inspired by great racing victories and always one step ahead. With the eighth generation of the 911, we’re driving into the future.
We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile – and then prove it’s not true. The power output and efficiency of the horizontally opposed engine have been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the centre of the vehicle. This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability. But you will still feel the power of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with its 443 hp, we promise. The maximum torque of 390 lb-ft. alone will make sure of that. On this basis, the new 911 Carrera 4S reaches 100km/h with Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control in a mere 3.4 seconds. Top speed is not achieved until 308 km/h for the Carrera S and 306 km/h for the Carrera 4S.
With the new standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the power of the engine is transferred even more efficiently to the road. And the driving pleasure is enhanced. PDK allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison to previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK also offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency.