@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist
New Delhi. Porsche Center Delhi NCR launched the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 in the Capital. Unveiled globally earlier this year, the 911 Carrera S & 911 Carrera S Cabriolet embody the design and performance evolution of the brand’s most iconic sports car. The rear-engine model range has been redesigned and now showcases a more muscular look that pays tribute to its past, while also embracing the future with technology woven into its DNA.
The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and the Carrera S Cabriolet now produces 450 hp. Power in the new models is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Top speeds are now measured at 308 km/h for the 911 Carrera S and 306 km/h for the soft-top version.
The new 911’s silhouette remains iconic with an exterior design that draws on its earlier generations, making it familiar and yet undoubtedly new. At the rear, all models feature a rear significantly wider, variable- position rear spoiler and the seamless, elegant light strip. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer shell is now made from aluminium.
The new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet looks wider, more self-assured and altogether more muscular than its predecessor. The rear is dominated by the significantly wider, retractable spoiler and the continuous, seamless light bar. With the exception of the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium.
The completely new interior is characterised by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments, inspired by the 911 models from the 1970s. The new 911 advances driving dynamics with the new mixed tyre configuration, with
50.8 cm (20”) wheels on the front axle and 53.34 cm (21”) wheels on the rear axle. At the same time, the tyres on the rear drive axle are significantly wider than on the front wheels. The combination results in increased stability, traction and balance while reduced understeer and oversteer improve safety. The refined chassis design is completed by the next generation of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which has been extensively developed for the new 911.
The Carrera Cabriolet S uses innovative technology to achieve a previously unattainable coupé-like roof curvature of the closed fabric panel bow roof, something that also offers aerodynamic benefits.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet are available across India.
Price of the new 911 in India (Ex-showroom):
911 Carrera S INR 1.82 Cr. 911 Carrera S Cabriolet INR 1.99 Cr.