Bursting with more power, refined design and increased efficiency, the new Porsche 911 range has arrived at Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company showcasing cutting-edge technological advancements in what is the most highly evolved 911 to date.
Now available in a range of model variants including coupe and cabriolet, the new 911 features entirely new turbocharged power units evolved from the racetrack to the road, as part of Porsche’s commitment to technology transfer. This gives the world’s best-selling sports car a boost in performance alongside significantly improved fuel economy. On the exterior, the new 911 impresses with an evolutionary yet further sharpened design, while inside it features the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system delivering improved connectivity and controls.
Speaking on the arrival of the new 911 range, Roger Kyriacou at Porsche Centre Kuwait, commented: “With its unique success story, the Porsche 911 is a car that has achieved iconic status over the decades and we are immensely pleased to be sharing its latest evolution with our enthusiasts and customers here in Kuwait. This model represents standard-setting sports car performance along with the convenience of everyday usability, all packaged in a legendary design. Thanks to the extensive range available right from the start, there is a 911 for every driver with each type boasting one overriding trait: pure Porsche performance. The innovations are nothing short of ground breaking and further extend the 911’s position as a segment leader.”
The Carrera and Targa models feature a completely new engine generation with bi-turbo charging, which set the benchmark in terms of performance, driving pleasure and efficiency. Across the range, a gain of 20 hp has been achieved, despite a fuel reduction of up to 1.0 litre per 100 km.
911 Carrera models
The new 911 Carrera produces 370 hp, whilst the 911 Carrera S delivers 420 hp, thanks to a combination of turbochargers with modified compressors, enhanced exhaust system and tuned engine management.
This allows the 911 Carrera to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds – making it two tenths of a second faster than its predecessor. The 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package performs its showcase discipline in just 3.9 seconds.
Torque gains in the new models are also significantly improved by 60 Nm, with 450 Nm in the 911 Carrera and 500 Nm in the 911 Carrera S. Drivers will also now benefit from the full torque being available to be converted into sprinting power from as low as 1,700 rpm. The maximum torque is available over the entire range at up to 5,000 rpm.
911 Carrera and Targa four-wheel-drive models
The four-wheel-drive versions of the new 911 boast improved drive dynamics and driving safety. In addition, the adaptive Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis with its ten-millimetre lower ride height, included as standard, enables an even greater spread between sporty circuit and relaxed long-distance driving.
Power distribution to all four wheels is now handled by Porsche Traction Management (PTM) from the 911 Turbo with electrohydraulic control. This enables the 911 Carrera 4 to achieve better acceleration values than its rear-wheel-drive counterparts for the first time, sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1, with the S model registering 3.8 seconds. Rear-axle steering, which for the first time is available as an option for the Carrera 4S and Targa 4S models, considerably increases the overall dynamics of the vehicle.
911 Turbo models
Regarded as the top athletes in the range and thanks to a 3.8-litre six-cylinder bi-turbo engine, the 911 Turbo now delivers 540 hp, with the coupe model sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. The gain of 20 hp has been achieved by modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure.
Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S develops 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. It is also the first production 911 to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, reaching the milestone speed in 2.9 seconds.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package and for the first time, all 911 models now have a mode switch on the steering wheel. Derived from the 918 Spyder, mode switch consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. In combination with the PDK transmission, the mode switch has an additional push button, the “Sport Response Button”. When this button is pressed, the drivetrain is pre-conditioned for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds, a feature that can be deployed for overtaking maneuvers.
The new Porsche 911 is now available for order at Porsche Centre Kuwait. Call 1870 870 or visit: www.porschekuwait.com for more information. Follow @PorscheCentreKuwait for their latest updates on Instagram.