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Porsche unveils 911 Carrera Black Edition

Porsche unveils 911 Carrera Black Edition

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Porsche announced a new 911 Carrera Black Edition for this spring. Production will be limited to 1,911 units and pricing will start at $92,800 for the Coupe and $104,200 for the Cabriolet.

The 911 Black Edition stands out with plain black (standard) or basalt black metallic (optional) paint, 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-colour wheels, a ''911'' chrome badge replacing the traditional ''Carrera'' lettering on the hood as well as stainless steel door sills. Inside, the dashboard, gear shifter and air vents provide a contrast with their aluminum-look paint.

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Standard features also include a SportDesign steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, power-adjustable heated seats, a BOSE surround sound system with 13 loudspeakers (12 in the Cabriolet) totalling 385 watts and Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

Similar to the base Carrera, the 911 Black Edition is motivated by a 3.6-litre flat six-cylinder engine producing 345 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. Coupled with the six-speed manual gearbox, this output enables the car to achieve a top speed of 289 km/h in both body variants. At full throttle, the Coupe reaches 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, the Cabriolet in 5.1 seconds. The company's dual-clutch PDK transmission is available, too, allowing drivers to change gears using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Fuel consumption is rated at 9.4 L/100 km for the Coupe and 9.7 L/100 km for the PDK-equipped Cabriolet.

Sportier driving enthusiasts may want to customize their Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition with such performance upgrades as:
  • Sport Chrono Plus Package with Launch Control for the quickest possible shifts and takeoffs;
  • Dual-mode Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for a lower ride height (up to 20 mm);
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
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2011 Porsche 911
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