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Porsche News: Porsche Adds Turbos To 911 Carrera and Carrera For 2017

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Porsche has revealed an updated 2017 911 before its official debut at Frankfurt. The update introduces new turbocharged engines for the Carrera and Carrera S models.

 

The 3.0L flat-six engine comes equipped with a set of twin turbos which adds an extra 20 horsepower. Here are the power ratings for both models,

 

911 Carrera: 370 horsepower, 331 pound-feet of torque
911 Carrera S: 420 horsepower, 368 pound-feet of torque

 

Both engines will also see a 12 percent increase in efficiency, meaning a slight increase in fuel economy. As for transmissions, both models come with a seven-speed manual as standard. Porsche's PDK dual-clutch is available as an option.

 

Porsche quotes performance figures of 4.0 seconds to 60 MPH and a top speed of 183 MPH for the Carrera, and 3.7 seconds to 60 MPH and 191 MPH for the Carrera S. The figures are based on models equipped with the PDK and optional Sport Chrono package.

 

Aside from the engine, Porsche has made changes to the suspension. Porsche's Active Suspension Management active damping system now becomes standard and lowers the ride height by 10 Millimeters. There is also new shock absorbers and wider rear wheels.

 

Inside, the 911 gets an updated 7-inch infotainment system that has multi-touch gesture capability and handwriting recognition. Apple Carplay capabilities and Google Earth integration finish off the changes.

 

The 2017 Porsche 911 arrives at dealers next March. Pricing is as followed,

  • 911 Carrera: $89,400
  • 911 Carrera S: $103,400
  • 911 Carrera Cabriolet: $101,700
  • 911 Carrera S Cabriolet: $115,700
Source: Porsche

 


 

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Nice more HP, underwhelmed in the torque department and the same look they have had for the last 20, 30, no 40+ years?

 

You truly have to be a smart sized person to fit and a hard core Porsche lover as there is nothing special about these cars IMHO.

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I have never been much of a Porsche fan, but I do give them credit for getting a lot of acceleration out of not a lot of torque.  You wouldn't think a 368 lb-ft of torque car would run 3.7 seconds 0-60, but Porsches do seem to make the most of their power.  In that regard, you can probably use all the power almost all the time on a track, where a lot of these high power cars are mostly just straight line burners, and can't put the power down in a corner.

 

Which reminds me on Top Gear one time, Jeremy Clarkson drove a Boxter S around Monza and could drive it hard, and posted a similar lap time to Hammond who had something like a Pagani Zonda that has just too much power to keep control of for a non race car driver.

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