08 Apr

The 911 has Gone Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Source: LA Times

Porsche has been manufacturing 911s for over 50 years, so a new one is usually not the biggest of deals. The 2017 Porsche looks almost identical to last year’s model, however under the hood they are very different. The 2017 911 has gone turbo. Instead of the traditional naturally-aspirated flat six engine, the new 911 Carrera 4s will feature a twin-turbo flat six.

The new engine will give the vehicle 420 horsepower and 368 pound feet of torque, which is up quite a bit from the previous model. Porsche also claims that the car will get 12% better fuel economy than its predecessor.

The new car will also feature updates to the chassis and suspension. It sits 10 Millimeters lower than the 2016 model and also features optional rear-wheel steering

The new 911 Carrera has a starting MSRP of $111,350, about $5,000 higher than the 2016 version of the same car.

28 Feb

Next Gen Porsche 911 to Feature a Manual, Six-speed Transmission

No manual transmission option on the current Porsche 911 GT3 had many Porsche purists displeased.  However, as announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the newest edition of the 911 GT3 was seen with a manual transmission, much to the liking of old-school Porsche fanatics.

It is speculated that this new model will be available in both manual and PDK automatic transmission. Aside from the unveiling at the motor show, Andreas Preuninger of Porsche recently confirmed that a six-speed manual transmission will be available in next generation 911 GT3’s. However, the track-focused GT3 RS will remain PDK only, with no option for manual transmission.

Porsche will be making 991 units of the 911 GT3’s available for purchase, with a starting price of $184,900.

2017 Porsche 911 Ugo Colombo

Source: TopSpeed