2011 Porsche 911 Carrera

Posted on 09 November 2011 by Tony Santos

2011 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche has used the floor of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to showcase the completely redesigned model of the Porsche 911 Carrera.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera comes lighter, lower in height and 100 mm longer in wheelbase while retaining the compact exterior dimensions. Its body is made of the aluminum-steel structure which significantly reduced the car weight by 45 kilograms, while riding on a set of 20-inch wheels. It now has a wider front track and features a new rear axle. Another noticeable modification is the remodeled exterior mirrors which now sit on the upper edge of the door and not on the mirror triangle.

The modern exterior design is complemented by a well-designed interior based from the Porsche Carrera GT. The driver is now even more closely integrated with the cockpit through the center console which rise up to the front with the high-mounted gear selector located especially close to the steering wheel. It also features a cluster of round instruments which includes a high resolution multifunction screen, the central rev counter and the ignition lock to the left of the steering wheel.

The new 911 Carrera is now powered by a 3.4L boxer engine capable of making 350 hp and when coupled with the optional Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), it only consumes 8.2L per 100 km (NEDC) of fuel and only emits 194 g/km of CO2. This is the first Porsche sports car to make it below the 200 g/km mark. The 911 Carrera with PDK can sprints from 0-62  mph in just 4.6 seconds.

While the new Porsche 911 Carrera S gets its power from a 3.8L boxer engine capable of making 400 hp. When coupled with the optional PDK its fuel consumption is reduced to 8.7L/100 km with CO2 emissions of 205 g/km. The 911 Carrera S with PDK can sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.3 seconds that can be cut to 4.1 seconds with the help of the optional Sport Chorono package. Also available with the 911 Carrera S is the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilization system which reduces lateral inclination when cornering.

The new 911 Carrera also offers features such as auto start/stop, thermal management, electrical system recuperation, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission, and new electro-mechanical power steering.

The launch of the new 911 models gets under way on 3 December 2011, the new cars can be ordered from September 1st. Prices in Germany are 88,038 euro for the 911 Carrera and 102,436 euro for the 911 Carrera S, including 19 per cent VAT and market-specific equipment.

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(courtesy of tuningnews.net)

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