The silhouette of the 911 stands for timeless design. But the new 911 also proves how contemporary it is, especially from behind. The rear end is powerfully, clearly and precisely designed. The rear screen appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the black tailgate grille. The new, vertical, third brake light is integrated into this. Directly beneath are the seamless light strip, between the threedimensional LED taillights, and the newly designed model logo in Light Silver. The rear apron surrounds the newly designed tailpipes of the exhaust system. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the differently sized wheels at the front and rear.
A design that unites traditional and modern. That ensures more dynamism on the road. And causes a sensation for everyone who follows the 911.
Good design should be pioneering. So should technology. The interior of the new 911 is, therefore, also blazing new trails – in that it reflects old strengths and expands new possibilities.
The interior clearly emphasises the horizontal. All relevant operating controls are located, within grasp, to the left and right of the multifunction sports steering wheel. For great operating comfort and therefore full concentration on the road. Directly in view: the instrument cluster with analogue rev counter and two high-resolution 7˝ displays. They provide all the essential car information on virtual instruments. Right beside this: the high-resolution 10.9˝ touchscreen display of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation.
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 331kW (450hp), we promise. The maximum torque of 530Nm 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 306km/h.
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.