Modifications of the Carrera and Carrera S was replaced by atmospheric «six» engine with two turbines. The Germans told about other innovations of the design.
Occasion: premiere of the updated coupe and convertible Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S.
Place of action: Germany.
Experience: search external differences between the Porsche 911 2016 model year with the predecessor are best left to fans of the brand. And not the fact that they find them all.
The main thing is in the engine compartment. Earlier modifications of the Carrera and Carrera S was equipped with the atmospheric «six» in volume of 3.4 and 3.8 liters, respectively. Now both register the same engine – a 3.0-liter with double boost. Other traditions have not shaken: the cylinders still six, and they are located horizontally. The boost in power the moment the normal and S versions were the same — for 20 HP and 60 Nm.
The creators emphasize: the engine still has its «atmospheric» sound that many love the 911. The timbre and volume of production answer three options for staffing of the muffler and the function switch in the cabin.
In the basic equipment includes PASM active suspension with lowering the body 10 mm. In the list of options – steering rear wheels to angle up to two degrees and lifting system of the front end for travel irregularities, giving an additional 40 mm under the bumper.
Prospects: very clear and cloudless. Well, how else to describe them for the brand, whose sales of moaning from the crisis the Russian market (minus 33.5 per cent in January–August) increased during the same eight months by 23%? With the launch of the restyled version of the Porsche fans will only increase.
Assessment: the 911 has been updated, as most German cars. Their love is not for looks, but for technical perfection.
Details: WR, 2015, No. 11.