Porsche debuts new 911 range and Macan GTS at Qatar Motorshow 2016 Latest Porsche models premiered in Doha
Doha. Led by the Middle Eastern premieres of the latest 911 Turbo S and all-new Macan GTS, Porsche thrilled at the 2016 Qatar Motor Show (QMS) with a total four regional debuts highlighting the brand’s latest advancements in producing benchmark setting models. Building further upon its unrivalled legacy as one of the world’s best-selling sports car, Porsche’s 911 premieres included the new 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S as the brand goes into 2016 with a commanding start.
From the more powerful, yet more efficient 911 models, to the sporty and dynamic Macan GTS, Porsche’s performance evolution showcased in Qatar saw over half a century of sports car development on display. Progressed through Porsche’s technology transfer concept, with which racing innovations are evolved from the track to the road, the new 911 range and Macan GTS embody a new era of segment leading across multiple series.
Deesch Papke, Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, commented: “The Porsche 911 is the brand’s most iconic model and we are thrilled to be powering into 2016 at the Qatar Motor Show with three new variants, including the top-of-the-range 911 Turbo S which offers even more power, driving excitement and a sharper design. Through constant development in the form of technology transfer and a mindset of evolution our engineers have been able to advance the 911 range to a new high. With the premiere of the all-new Macan GTS we are celebrating a landmark moment, as we now have a powerful and dynamic GTS version in every Porsche model series.”
The new 911 Turbo S is the top athlete in the 911 range and thanks to new turbo chargers with larger compressors, the 3.8 litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine delivers an output of 580 hp. This makes the Turbo S the first production 911 to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, reaching the milestone speed in 2.9 seconds. The model’s top speed is 330 km/h, 12 km/h higher than its predecessor.
The same traits of Porsche’s sports car evolution displayed in the Turbo S are extended to the 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S which also made their regional debuts at the Qatar Motor Show. The completely new engine generation with bi-turbo charging featured in both models results in an increase of 20 hp across all models, amounting to a total of 420 hp in the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and 911 Targa 4S.
Sure to excite Porsche enthusiasts at the motor show are the refined exterior features of the new 911 models, which enhance the model’s iconic character. They include new headlights with four-point daytime running lights and a redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres, as well as distinctive four-point brake lights at the rear. Meanwhile central to the interior is the updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a multi-touch display, which offers a considerably expanded range of functions and intuitive controls.
As the newest addition to Porsche’s SUV range, the Macan GTS promises even more driving fun as the sports car among compact SUVs. With an output of 360 hp, the model features a 3.0 litre V6 bi-turbo engine, Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM), with flexible power distribution between front and rear axles. Completing the zero to 100 km/h sprint in 5.0 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, Porsche’s latest GTS model has a top speed of 256 km/h. The 2016 Qatar Motor Show will be running until February 1st 2016, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.