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The new Porsche 911: All you need to know

2018-11-28 10:37
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The new Porsche 911 was unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show and shows off the next generation of flat-six turbocharged engines has been further developed and is more powerful than ever before, with 331kW in the S models.

Porsche says the forced inductions are now more fuel efficient thanks to improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system.

The eight-speed dual-clutch transmission has also been tweaked.

There's a new assistance system called 'Porsche Wet mode' to make driving on wet roads even safer, and Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as comprehensive connectivity – which now also uses swarm intelligence.

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The 911’s features are rounded off by three exclusive digital offerings: the Porsche Road Trip app for extraordinary tours, the Porsche 360+ personal assistant, and the web-based Porsche Impact emissions calculator for neutralising your individual carbon footprint.

Carrera S models start from 330kW. The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now produces 331kW; 911 Carrera S: This corresponds to an increase of 22kW compared with the previous model.

Both 911 models beat the four-second mark for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: the rear-wheel-drive Coupé needs 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S with all-wheel drive just 3.6 seconds.

The top speeds are now 308 km/h (911 Carrera S) and 306 km/h for the all-wheel-drive version.

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Digital apps:

"Road Trip", "360+"and “Impact”“Porsche Road Trip” supports car enthusiasts in planning, organising and navigating special trips. The curated routes it offers include exclusive hotel and restaurant recommendations as well as points of interest and viewpoints along the route.

“Porsche 360+” has the goal of allowing the customer to enjoy the Porsche experience even while away from the vehicle; the heart of “Porsche 360+” is a personal lifestyle assistant that is available to customers around the clock. The assistant is intended to make everyday life easier and exclusive experiences possible.

“Porsche Impact” is an emissions calculator. It calculates the financial contributions that Porsche customers can pay to offset their CO2 footprint. They themselves can choose the internationally certified climate projects in which to invest. The projects available are spread out all over the world and focus on wind, hydro and solar power, as well as forest protection.

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