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LA Auto Show 2011: Porsche 911 Carrera – the new generation

Porsche 911 Carrera comes to LA Auto Show 2011 with more powerful and more efficient engines, which reduce fuel consumption by 16% while the performance have increased.

Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911 Carrera S

Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911 Carrera S

Porsche presented the technical details, information and photos of the new generation Porsche 911. Porsche 911 Carrera has received a number of improvements, its mass being reduced, the chassis is optimized for more dynamism and the engines became more powerful and consumes less fuel.

Shortly after the presentation of the new generation of Porsche 911, called 991, time has come for the Porsche 911 Carrera version to debut. With a longer wheelbase of 100 mm (4 inches) compared to the base model. With this feature, the new Porsche 911 Carrera has a spacious interior and extra stability, while its shapes have been optimized for a sporty silhouette and handling to match.

Porsche 911 Carrera photo gallery

Porsche 911 Carrera Engines

The engine range starts with a 3.4 liter boxer unit that develops 350 hp. Meanwhile, the Porsche 911 Carrera S version comes with a 3.8 liter boxer engine and 400 hp. Both engines provide greater performance than the units they replace.

The 3.4 liter version is 0.1 seconds faster from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) than its predecessor, needing only 4.6 seconds while being equipped with a PDK transmission. If Porsche 911 Carrera is equipped with the Sport Chrono package and the driver goes in the Sport Plus mode, the model needs only 4.4 seconds to sprint the 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph).

Porsche 911 Carrera S version needs only 4.3 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) with a PDK transmission, which means that it is 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor. The Sport Plus mode brings an acceleration for 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) of 4.1 seconds.

Fuel consumption decreased by 16% for the entire range. Moreover, CO2 emissions have been significantly reduced, the 3.4-liter engine from Porsche 911 Carrera was the first model that emits less than 200 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The emissions were reduced through the provision of a start/stop system, a management system of the engine temperature, system recovery and electricity conservation, the first seven-speed manual transmission in the world and a special feature of the PDK which allows the efficient rolling when the driver releases the accelerator pedal.

Porsche 911 Carrera Technology

In standard, all Porsche 911 Carrera versions are equipped with leather upholstery, sports seats, automatic climate control, Bi-xenon headlights, Porsche Communication Management multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen, universal audio interface with MP3 connectivity and Porsche Stability Management system. The manufacturer offers a three year warranty.

Porsche 911 Carrera S version additionally offers a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, active management of suspension system (PASM), Porsche Torque Vectoring system and limited slip differential, in addition to the advantage of the power gain from the 3.8 liter engine. Another first in the 911 Carrera range is the equipping with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system, which reduces the inclination on curves and helps keep the tire on the road at an optimum angle for maximum performance.

Video: Porsche 911 Carrera


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