Porsche took the wraps off the most recent (eighth-generation) iteration of its iconic sportscar, the 911, late final 12 months. And now, Porsche will launch the brand new 992 sequence 911 in India on April 11, 2019. India will more than likely get the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S fashions in coupe and cabriolet physique kinds and costs are anticipated to start out at round Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom) for the usual mannequin, sans any choices. We’ve obtained unique photographs of the primary batch of latest Porsche 911s to have arrived in India, although we’ve edited the photographs to guard the identification of the sender.
The brand new Porsche 911 is extra highly effective and bigger than its predecessor. And, after all, the enduring Porsche design language and silhouette has been carried on to this new-generation 911 and options the swooping roofline, huge rear-wheel arches and bulging entrance fenders.
The 992 sequence Porsche 911 additionally has a extra highly effective three.Zero-litre, flat-six turbo-petrol engine. The Carrera S (two-wheel drive) and the Carrera 4S (all-wheel drive) now get an engine that makes 450hp of peak energy, which is 30hp greater than earlier than. Zero-100kph occasions claimed by Porsche for the brand new 911 now stands at three.7sec for the Carrera S and three.6sec for the Carrera 4S. The Sport Chrono bundle additional reduces the Zero-100kph occasions by Zero.2sec for each the vehicles, because of the addition of launch management and up to date mapping that enables for faster shifts from the Eight-speed automated gearbox. Prime velocity of the Carrera S is rated at 307kph, whereas for the Carrera 4S it stands at 305kph.
When it comes to the best way the brand new 911 appears to be like, despite the fact that the general form has remained just about unchanged, the brand new automobile will get a major replace across the rear finish, with a set of latest tail-lamps that at the moment are interconnected like these on the brand new Panamera, Cayenne and Macan. The brand new 911 can be wider as in comparison with wide-bodied (Turbo/GT2/GT3) variations of the previous-generation mannequin. The brand new 911 additionally will get an digital rear spoiler that may be raised or lowered by way of a button on the centre console or could be triggered routinely at sure speeds. Count on the automobile in India to get a set of staggered 20- or 21-inch wheels.
On the within, the brand new 911 options a complete new design language, just like that discovered on different fashions within the Porsche vary. That stated, in typical 911 vogue, Porsche has retained the centrally mounted analogue tachometer within the instrument cluster. All different dials on the instrument cluster are digital and could be customised in line with the consumer. The brand new Porsche 911 additionally will get a brand new 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, together with a set of touch-based controls for different features.
Competitors for the brand new Porsche 911 consists of the Audi R8, the Mercedes-AMG GT sequence and the Jaguar F-Kind, together with the likes of the soon-to-be-discontinued Maserati GranTurismo.