Hello, new 911, we’ve been expecting you
Porsche finally introduced the new 911 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, following a plethora of rumours, camouflaged test mules and teasers that took the internet by storm over the past months.
The eight-generation Porsche 911 will be available for the time being in two guises: 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S.
Both variants rely on a three-cylinder flat-six engine cranking out 331 kW (450 PS, 444 hp), which accounts for an increase of 22 kW (30 PS, 30 hp) over the previous generation.
The unit is bolted to an eight-speed PDK gearbox, which allows the RWD Carrera S to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.7 seconds. The AWD Carrera 4S is 0.1 seconds quicker and clears the same interval in 3.6 seconds.
Top speed for the Carrera S is 308 km/h, while the 4S is microscopically slower, with a top speed of 306 km/h.
Porsche has developed a Wet mode for the new 911, which works like this:
“This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the vehicle for a particular emphasis on safety, by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel.”
Optionally, customers can get the Night Vision Assist setup and adaptive cruise control.
On the inside, the new 911 sports a 10.9-inch central-mounted screen that serves the PCM multimedia system.