The icon of icons remains the standard for all Porsches – and sports cars – to follow.
Introducing the 2017 Porsche 911. Still an icon, but better than ever.
The shape remains the same, however, there are some new details all around – inside and out. There is no mistaking what it is, where it came from and where it will go. The shape is classic. The technology is forward-thinking. The performance is extraordinary. It is also the safest 911 ever crafted.
Superlatives are just statements. The Porsche 911 is a superlative that needs no introduction or speech. This is true for over 50 years, as it is today.
There are several models to choose from. Each with its own mission and sense of purpose. Choosing the right one is a hard part.
Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4
There is no such thing as a “base” model. This is a mere starting point for an iconic lineup.
In the mid-1970s, Porsche added a turbocharger to the 911 to create one of the most iconic performance cars ever made. Turbochargers were seen as simply to add power to an engine. Through research, Porsche also found that turbocharging could also be used in another way – efficiency. This is why Porsche elected to install turbochargers in the new 911 Carrera. A new 3.0 liter six-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine offers 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.
With new power comes new velocity. Porsche rated the Carrera with the PDK transmission and the Sports Chrono Package to reach 0-60MPH time of just 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 183 MPH.
The Carrera offers a choice of drivelines, and body styles. First, there is a choice of transmissions – a 7-speed manual or the automated Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox. Then, there a choice of going with rear- or all-wheel drive. Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard on the Carrera with standard suspension height lowered by 10 millimeters over the previous version.
The steering wheel is all-new for the 911, using the same design as the 918 Spyder. This will include the relocation of the drive mode button to the wheel from the center console for better control while on the move. The biggest change inside is a new generation of the Porsche Communication Management system. Navigation functions are being enhanced for more accurate destination location online within the seven-inch touchscreen and further integration of real time traffic reporting. This also includes utilizing Google Streetview and Google Earth to additional navigation assist. There will be the option of integrating an iPhone for Apple CarPlay, furthering the options of better mobile integration to make the Porsche experience more connected than before.
Customers have the choice of either the coupe or cabriolet for their driving pleasure. Pricing starts at $89,400.
Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S
Asking for “more” is not enough. This is why customers step up to the S models.
Turbocharging is now part of the Carrera S formula. The new 3.0 liter six-cylinder horizontally-opposed twin-turbocharged engine puts out 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. A Carrera S with the PDK transmission and the Sports Chrono Package can reach 0-60MPH in a time of 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 191 MPH. A 7-speed manual or the automated Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox is available, along with a choice of going with rear- or all-wheel drive.
Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard in the Carrera. Rear axle steering control is an option, improving turn-in behavior.
The Carrera S comes in either a coupe or cabriolet. Pricing starts at $103,400.
Porsche 911 Targa
A classic 911 reimagined for today’s driver. The car that invented the removable roof panel for all to imitate.
Today’s Targa may echo the past, but it offers a new twist. The roof panel above the front seats is now electrically retractable. Once retracted, the rear glass and Targa bar remains. Same as it ever was.
The Targa bar also serves as safety protection with either the roof panel off or on. The bar is strengthened to ensure rollover protection of occupants inside the 911. It is also stability to the body when it meets the twisties of Mullholland Drive, Angeles Crest Highway and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as well as the track.
All Targas come with all-wheel drive in either the 370- or 420-horsepower engine configurations. Between the Targa 4 or the Targa 4S, the choice is obvious – heritage with a twist of today. Pricing for the Targa starts at $108,600.
Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S
In four decades, it is the ultimate street machine. To drive a Turbo is to drive a legacy of big power matched by extraordinary driving manners and outer worldly performance thresholds.
Power is up for these top models – 540 on the Turbo, 580 on the Turbo S. The latter is now the most powerful customer-ready 911 ever offered. While the turbo can go 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 198 MPH, the Turbo S ups the ante with a 0-60 MPH time of 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 202 MPH.
Turbo and Turbo S are offered in a coupe and a Cabriolet for 2017, with a choice of transmissions: 7-speed manual or PDK. All-wheel drive is standard on all Turbo and Turbo S models. Pricing for the 911 Turbo starts at $159,200.
For over five decades, Southern California enthusiasts looked to one sports car as the definitive machine for both the road and the track. It remains the same today. Nowhere else do you see the 911 as a welcomed sight on any freeway, any street…anywhere in Southern California.
Better than ever – more powerful, more efficient and more engaging – the 911 stands as an icon for all
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