The 2019 Porsche 911 is slated to launch today. Spearheading the arrival of the more powerful eighth-generation 911 in the country will be the Carrera S line. This includes the coupe and cabriolet, available in rear-wheel drive and 4S all-wheel drive.
The Carrera S and 4S draw power from the revised and more powerful (by 30PS) three-litre turbocharged flat-six cylinder engines, mated to a new eight-speed dual clutch transmission. Both output 450PS at 6,500rpm and 530Nm torque available between 2,300rpm and 5,000rpm.
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The 911 is the first car to feature the newly developed platform, and will next be seen underpinning the next generation of 718 Cayman/Boxter models.
The new 911 has proven itself at the Nurburgring too, with a 7 min 25-sec lap, which is faster than the outgoing base model's time by five seconds. For reference, Porsche's hardcore 997.2 GT2RS from 2010 set a lap that was just a second quicker than the new Carrera.
The most notable changes to the exterior include the hood which extends down past the headlights to meet the bumpers in a straight line, a nod to the earliest 911 models up to the 964 series. At the rear, an LED light strip runs across the width of the car, and there's also two vertically integrated secondary brake lights positioned on the engine cover.
This is the first time the wide body look of the all-wheel drive and Turbo cars has been adopted across the range. The result is a 45mm wider front than the previous base Carrera 2, and the width of the body at the rear will remain standard across the range, even on the Turbo/GT model
This is the first time the 911 is being offered with a 20/21-inch wheel setup front and rear.
Styling on the new 911 is best described as a subtle evolution of the iconic styling that has been a staple of the 911 range for over 55 years
We will be driving the new Porsche 911 Carrera around the Buddh International Circuit in some time
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet launched at Rs 1.82 - 1.99 crore respectively
Performance figures for the new and improved Porsche 911sportscar. With the standard base Carrera breaching the 0-100kmph in 3.7s, performance has moved to supercar levels.
Pavan Shetty, director of Porsche India, introduces the model series 992 of the 911
Launch of the arguably the most iconic sportscar, fittingly, at the Buddh International Circuit
The drive mode selector is available as a dial affixed to the steering wheel.
The new 992 series of 911 replaces the 991 series, which was in production from 2011-2018.
The interiors of the new 911 are completely revised and blend in new tech with heritage touches.
The eighth-generation 911 moves to a new MMB modular platform which can also underpin a hybrid powertrain.