At Porsche, there are no conventions, no barriers to thinking. They are banned. What matters alone, is this question: how can we further improve? Or in other words: can we redefine the limits of technology? Can we absolve apparent controversies? We can: with intelligent performance.
The 911 is the answer to the question about the future of the sports car with performance. With efficiency. And with emotions. A principle that has changed everything once already: in 1974, with the first 911 Turbo.
The 6-cylinder, twin-turbo engines of the 911 Carrera and Targa 4 models with 3.0-litre cylinder capacity pick up this principle and perfect it in a forward-looking manner. More precisely: with the huge power of acceleration already at low speeds, with the addition of the high-speed engines of a 911 Carrera, typical for sports cars. I.e. high pressure, high speed, with a great controllability of performance and stunningly low consumption, thanks to the reduction in cubic capacity.
In numbers: 272 kW (370 hp), speeds up to 7,500 rpm and a top torque of 450 Nm, that already occurs at 1,700 rpm.
With the Porsche Doppelkuppung (PDK), the 911 Carrera can accelerate 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h.
The engine of the S-models with larger turbochargers and separate exhaust system results in an even more impressive drive; its engine capacity is 309 kW (420 hp) and its top torque a healthy 500 Nm. It kicks in already at 1,700 rpm. With the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Launch Control, the 911 Carrera S sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The speed goes up to 306 km/h.
Something numbers cannot express: the legendary sound of the 911 6-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. This, you can now feel even more.