Porsche unveils all-new Carrera
Dubai, November 13, 2011
Porsche revealed its new 911 Carrera S at Dubai International Motor Show, showcasing the vehicle for the first time in the Middle East.
The show, which opened on November 10, will run till tomorrow (November14).
The new 911 has a flat, stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed details. Re-designed after 48 years, Porsche’s wheelbase is 100 mm longer and sits lower to the ground, resulting in better handling dynamics, the company said.
George Wills, managing director, Porsche Middle East and Africa, said: “To build a new 911 meant we had to redefine the epitome of a sports car. The research and development team practically started with a clean sheet of paper with a very simple aim: the new 911 must be – as always – the best new 911 of all time.”
The 911 Carrera features a 3.4-litre boxer engine producing 350 hp and the 911 Carrera S a 3.8-litre boxer engine producing 400 hp.
It is the first passenger vehicle in the world to feature a seven-speed manual transmission, equipped with an auto start/stop function, and electro-mechanical power steering. It also features a new ‘coasting function’, the statement said.
Porsche dynamic chassis control (PDCC) is now available in the Carrera S and Porsche torque vectoring (PTV) making its debut in the S version a standard feature.
The all-new, lightweight body is of aluminium-steel construction, providing an overall weight reduction of up to 45 kgs, and significantly greater rigidity, it said.
“The new 911 Carrera is our approach to the preservation of tradition. It is precisely how we respond to the passion for the sports car and do justice to the 911 legend”, concluded Wills.
Along with the completely re-designed car, the automaker is also giving UAE visitors the first opportunity to see its 918 RSR concept car. – TradeArabia News Service
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