Porsche Reveals New 911 Carrera Ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
Porsche has revealed the details of its all-new 2017 911 Carrera ahead of the sports car’s debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show later this month.
Under the Hood
Porsche is promising the new 911 Carrera is its fastest ever, recording a time of seven minutes and thirty seconds around the North Loop of the Nürburgring, besting the model’s previous best by 10 seconds.
Using a new generation of engine, the 3.0 liter engine in the standard Carrera now develops 370 hp- up 20 hp from previous model years. Using turbochargers with modified compressor wheels, a model-specific exhaust system, and a different tune for the engine management system, the 911 Carrera S delivers 420 hp from the same displacement. The new Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S engines are have increased torque with offerings up to 331 lb.-ft. and 368 lb.-ft., respectively, from 1,700 rpm up to 5,000 rpm.
Potential Carrera buyers will find the model’s exterior revised with new headlights with four-point daytime running lights to integrated door handle recesses, a redesigned rear deck lid with vertical louvers, and new rear lights – including the characteristic four-point brake lights.
The new standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a multi-touch display is operated using multi-touch gestures on the seven-inch display, similar to a smartphone. Handwritten user inputs are also recognized.
Mobile phones and smartphones can be connected to the new system via Wi-Fi and iPhone users are able to utilize Apple CarPlay in their new Carrera.
Enhanced features for the 2016 model include real-time traffic information and navigation. Google Earth and Google Streetview have been integrated for the first time.
Porsche Car Connect and the Connect Plus module can be used for remotely controlled vehicle functions, transferring destinations to the PCM for navigation and streaming music using third-party service providers via the PCM.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices start as follows:
- 911 Carrera – $89,4000
- 911 Carrera S – $103,400
- 911 Carrera Cabriolet – $101,700
- 911 Carrera S Cabriolet – $115,700
The new Porsche 911 Carrera models will be launched in the United States in March of 2016.