2017 Porsche 911 launched in India as the whole series has been updated
Porsche India has launched the new flagship 911 series for the domestic market today. Starting with an ex-showroom Delhi price of Rs. 1.42 crore for the 911 Carrera, it goes all the way up to Rs. 2.81 crore for the top-of-the-line Turbo S Cabriolet. The 911 range series has models embedded with sportiness and elegance. The highly successful range around the world comprises of 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S, 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
Making world premiere last December, the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S were showcased to the public at the 2016 North American International Auto Show earlier in January. The 911 range has the overall silhouette remaining the same for several decades as the German sportscar maker constantly evolved the series’ generations rather than bringing a revolution. In Porsche’s case appearances are deceptive, as the technologies that go into to making the 911s faster are awe-inspiring to say the least.
The new series vows to emulate all that tradition while urging the no-faint-hearts to put pedal to the metal. Any model in the range will be imported as a completely built unit (CBU) from Porsche’s facility in Zuffenhausen, Germany and will sold in cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
The updated 911 Turbo has sharper exterior details with four-point LED DRLs alongside projector headlamps. Additionally the bumper receives a chrome accented central air intake, side-mounted air blades for aerodynamic benefits and dual air fillets. The rear fascia gets sleek LED taillamps and revised bumper.
The exterior changes have been complemented by the updates on the inside. Sitting atop the dashboard is the rev-counter while the digital instrument cluster has three pods. The new 360 mm dia steering wheel is sporty and the updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a seven-inch infotainment display provides Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation.
Rear wheel steering will be offered as optional extra on the S models while being standard on the Turbo models. Powering the Porsche 911 range is the uprated flat-aligned six-cylinder motors. The 911 Turbo and Turbo S will be equipped with the 3.8-litre twin turbocharged engine that is good enough to develop 533 bhp and 572 bhp respectively.
The same mill featured on the Carrera Cabriolet makes 370 bhp and pumps out 420 bhp on the Carrera S courtesy of the tuned exhaust and engine management systems and compressors. All engines will be connected with eight-speed automatic gearbox. The other major features are 20-inch alloy wheels, leather trimmed sport seats, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll compensation.