Porsche 911 Carrera S and Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet launched in India, prices begin at Rs 1.82 crore
Porsche today launched the all-new eighth-generation 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet in India. While Porsche 911 Carrera S has been priced at Rs 1.82 crore (ex-showroom), Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet will cost Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom). The company is claiming that the fresh rear-engine model range is faster as well as more powerful and efficient than its predecessors.
Porsche 911 Carrera S and Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet get a turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers 450 hp, which is 30 hp more than the previous generation. The engine is mated to a newly developed 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. The 911 Carrera S can make 0-100 kmph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 308 kmph. The Carrera S Cabriolet does 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 306 kmph.
The eighth-generation 911 gets 45 mm wider body at the front. The rear end, which is significantly wider now, is of the same width across all models. Porsche 911 Carrera S and Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet come with 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. The bonnet showcases a pronounced recess. The rear spoiler and light strip give it a sporty look. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer shell is now made from aluminium.
Inside the cabin, there is the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which has a 10.9-inch centre screen. Below the PCM, there is a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle functions. The seats have also been fundamentally modified. The new design reduces vehicle weight by around three kgs.
"Just like the first generation, the latest 911 is a sports car for the new era. Our icon has once again evolved and is now more powerful, more emotional and more efficient than its predecessors. It is the best 911 Porsche has ever produced and to prove that point we have brought the range to the Buddh International Circuit for a performance showcase," Porsche India Director Pavan Shetty said.
"The eighth generation maintains the 911's status as a pure driver's car that also offers everyday usability and unique design. As such, I am delighted to announce that the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet are now available in India for booking," Shetty added.
The eighth-generation 911 gets optional LED matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS) Plus. A total of 84 LEDs make up the energy centre of the PDLS matrix headlights. PDLS Plus can detect and selectively dim highly reflective traffic signs.