The new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera will arrive in Canada late in the first quarter of 2016 with manufacturer suggested retail prices starting at $102,200 for the 911 Carrera, $118,200 for the 911 Carrera S, as well as $116,200 for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and $132,200 for the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, excluding destination charges and local fees and levies.
For 2017, the 911 offers new 3.0L twin-turbo engines with 20 more horsepower, meaning base models produce 370 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque, while S models generate 420 hp and 368 lb-ft. In fact, the 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, making it the first 911 in the Carrera family to undercut the magic 4-second mark (the base coupe takes 4.2 seconds). Top speed is rated at 295 km/h for the 911 Carrera and 308 km/h for the 911 Carrera S.
Some of the new features include a mode switch on the steering wheel, derived from the one found in the 918 Spyder. The mode switch consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes – “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Depending on the equipment, the latter setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up.
For the first time, the new PASM chassis (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which lowers the ride height by 10 millimetres, is standard on all Carrera models. Elsewhere, the newly developed Porsche Communication Management System (PCM) with 7” touchscreen includes online navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View. Real-time traffic information will give the driver a quick overview of the traffic situation and guarantee dynamic adaptation of the route to this information.
Optionally, the 2017 911 Carrera S comes with active rear-axle steering, a technology adopted from the 911 Turbo and 911 GT3. It makes for superior driving stability when changing lanes at high speeds, and allows greater city manoeuvrability with a turning circle reduced by half a metre. Adaptive Cruise Control with coasting function and a lane change assistant are other options on the menu.
Don’t miss the arrival of the new 911 in Canada next spring!