Updated Coupe Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. What Will You Choose?

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Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S (2016-2017) are the restyled coupe Porsche 911 with an index of 991.2 body. The premiere of both versions, as well as versions in the back of a convertible, was held at home, in Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.

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Externally, the updated Porsche 911 (2016-2017) got small but significant changes. Cars acquired a different front bumper with different air intakes and splitter, as well as narrow strips of turn signals.

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In addition, the cars got a new head optics with four sections of running lights in the manner of Macan crossover and restyled Cayenne.  Let’s choose and compare one of the largest, most famous and expensive crossovers

Under revision got the rear lights, engine compartment lid, which is released with vertical ribs and integrated into it by a stop signal to the whole width and a bumper with the ventilation holes on the sides. You can distinguish Porsche 911 Carrera from Carrera S by the form of branch pipes of the exhaust system. On a more powerful version is the four round, and in the initial versions are two rectangular ones. Also in the back of cars were produced 991.2 wheels of the original design, while the tires on the Carrera S became wider – 305 mm against 295 earlier.  Find out when your car tires need replacing



Inside Porsche 911 (2016-2017) you will meet a new steering wheel in style of hypercar Spyder 918, and in the versions with the optional Sport Chrono pact the wheel is equipped with a switch operation, which is electronically controlled and has four modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. Also, the car got a new multimedia system with touch screen, built-in navigation, operating on the basis of Google Earth service, and Google Street View, as well as Apple CarPlay support. Specifications. Read here about some interesting gadgets for every car

Now, even the basic versions of Porsche 911 (991.2) got turbo engine, which later will be transferred to the remaining modifications. It is expected that atmospheric engines will remain only on the 911 GT3 and the extreme GT3 RS.


Former boxer six-cylinder volume of 3.4 liters (350 hp and 390 Nm) of 911 Carrera and 3.8 liter (400 hp and 440 Nm) on the Carrera S were replaced by a single 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine from the new family of boxer. As before, it is combined in a pair with a 7-speed manual or 7-band robot PDK dual clutch. At a basic Porsche 911 (991.2) Carrera new engine produces 370 power and 450 Nm of torque, which is available in the range from 1 700 to 5 000 r / min vs. against 5600. Coupe accelerates from zero to hundred in 4.2 seconds (- 0.2 seconds) and the top speed reaches 295 km / h. But this data is for the version with PDK and package Sport Chrono. Are modern engines as reliable as used to be?

On the updated Porsche 911 Carrera S (2016-2017) due to changes in the turbocharger with a control program and migrated release the engine develops already 420 “horses” and 500 Nm of traction. Here is the maximum speed of 305 km / h and up to a hundred a coupe accelerates in just 3.9 seconds. In this case, both versions have become more economical for around 12%, the average consumption per 100 kilometers was reduced to 7.4 and 7.7 liters respectively. In addition, the Porsche 911 Carrera in the back of 991.2 in the standard equipment includes sports suspension with electronically controlled absorbers the PASM, and for a fee you can get controlled chassis (previously this was offered only for 911 Turbo and 911 GT3), cylinders in the front racks to overcome speed bumps ( lift the front by 40 mm), and the function of Sport Response.


The latter can only be ordered on a version with PDK, and its main task is to provide maximum acceleration. For this purpose, all the electronic system of the car moves in extreme conditions for 20 sec and then return to its original position.

Configurations and prices.

European sales of the updated Porsche 911 (991.2) Carrera will have started on December 12, 2015 th. The price for the base Carrera starts from 68-69 000 $, and for  Carrera S you will have to shell out  minimum 78 000 $ . For convertibles in similar versions you will throw on top around 9 000 $.

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