The New 911: The Best Porsche Ever Made?
Porsche unveils its latest 911 model range.
If you’ve wanted to get your hands on the second-generation Porsche 911 since its international launch, you don’t have to wait any longer — it is now available in Singapore.
Porsche Singapore unveiled the six permutations of the Porsche 911 in front of approximately 900 Porsche owners and guests earlier this year. The six Porsche 911 variants are the 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Targa 4S and the 911 Turbo.
Since its original launch in 1963, the 911 has consistently set the benchmark for what a sports car should be and has now become Porsche’s most recognisable model. The newest generation of the 911 kicks it up a notch. From the overall design, engine and chassis, almost every aspect of the 911 has been improved upon to offer a smoother and more enjoyable driving experience without scrimping on passenger comfort.
Fitted with a three-litre twin turbocharged flat-six engine, the new 911 Carrera has 370hp, which is a considerable 20hp more than the previous naturally aspirated engine. The Carrera S model delivers even more power at 420hp and is capable of reaching top speeds of 308km/h. With the Sport Chrono Package, it is also capable of going from 0-100km/h in under four seconds, making it the first 911 Carrera to clock in at this time.
Design-wise, there have been a few changes to the 911’s exterior. The most notable is on the read-deck lid. The grilles were redesigned to allow for increased air intake in a bid to increase fuel economy. The front air vents were also modified to allow for active flaps that open and close automatically for maximum aerodynamic performance. In addition, Porsche has lowered the ride height by a centimetre, which doesn’t seem like much on paper, but actually increases the car’s stability during fast turns and allows for better response.
On the launch, Dr Henrik Dreier, general manager Singapore of Porsche Asia Pacific, said: “At first glance, it would be easy to overlook the enhancements that differentiate the new 911 from its predecessor, but Porsche has always been about the details and the little things that make a difference when put together. Every change comes with a purpose and is driven by a desire to engineer a sports car that adds thrill and adventure to your everyday driving.”