2012 Paris International Auto Show: Porsche 911 Carrera models set to sizzle
|   Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Porsche revealed the latest generation of the 911 4 and the 4S models and these vehicles aim to improve Porsche position as a premium car maker. The cars feature innovative new technologies from Porsche and the all wheel drive traction control is one of the most important systems on the vehicle.

The road hugging capability of the new 911 segment is greater than its predecessor and this increases the performance of the vehicle. The car is more aerodynamic and features less chance of high speed mishaps in every weather situations.


The differentiating exterior feature which separates the 911 Carrera models from the 4 models is its increased rear mounted wheel arch. The rear tires of the models are wider by 10 mm and the rear wheel arch extends outwards by another 22 mm.

The patented red light band still connects the tail lamps but it has been redesigned. The latest 911 is available in four different models, namely the Carrera 4S, Carrera 4, Cabriolet and the Coupe.

These cars is all wheel driven and feature a lightweight external body frame and make and the engine, suspension and transmission have been modified. However, the most notable change in the series is the introduction of the all wheel drive technology.

The 911 features a whole new aluminum body frame and this helps the car keep down the weight of the car by 65 kg. The latest 911 models are also fuel efficient by 16 %. The 911 models feature seven speed automatic Porsche Doppelkupplung transmissions and a twin clutch option is also available.

The 911 Carrera features a 3.4 liter engine producing 350 HP and accelerates from 0 – 60 mph is less than 5.4 seconds. The Cabriolet has a top speed of 177 mph and fuel consumption is close to 32.5 miles per gallon.

The Carrera 4S is powered by a 3.8 liter flat six engine that produces 400 HP and it accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in under 4.1 seconds. The car has top speeds of 187 mph and fuel consumption is close to 31 miles per gallon.
Distribution of engine torque is monitored by the vehicles and the power distribution to the rear and front axles of the vehicle are visible on the instrument cluster.

The adaptive cruise control on the vehicle controls the vehicle speed depending upon the distance between the vehicle and traffic and this helps the driver in controlling the vehicle in every situation.

The 911 Carrera Coupé also features an additional automatic sun roof and the driving experience of the car is further enriched due to the presence of the seven speed manual transmission.

The new 911 Carrera models are based on their predeceasing counterparts and these vehicles are set to make their first international debut at this year's Paris International Motor Expo scheduled to be held during September.

Apart from the standard features, the new 911 models feature a Bi Xenon head lamp, a dedicated audio device and full leather finish interiors. These factors enhance the feasibility of the vehicles and make them more desirable.
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