Porsche 911 Carrera – The new sports car is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet. It generates 283 kW (385 horsepower) and 450 Nm from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with bi-turbocharging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 11 kW (15 hp) more power output than its predecessor.
It shares its premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S. These include the high-quality interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also innovative assistance systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling on wet roads. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller dimensioned wheels and brakes and the individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.
As with the Carrera S model, the engine, chassis and brakes are designed for exclusive sportiness. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers.
Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK). This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off this sprint time.
The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed calipers.
The 911 Carrera Coupé starts from $229,500^, and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from $251,000^. Additional standard equipment for Australia includes Lane Change Assist, 14-way comfort seats with seat heating, BOSE Surround Sound system, digital radio, comfort access, metallic paint, auto dimming mirrors and reversing camera.
These new models are available to order now and will arrive in Australia in Q4 2019. The all-wheel drive version will also be available soon.
^ Prices are manufacturer’s recommended retail prices before statutory on-road and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.