The engine of the 911 Carrera beats with a fighting spirit, blasting away the competition with top of the line performance and an extremely athletic, and responsive setup. The 911 is equipped with a robust engine, along with a handsome and well made interior. While the Lexus LC also has a powerful engine, it fails in the area of interior and overall style. The 911 truly is a remarkable sports car that stands upon a bedrock of prestige.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera is equipped with a faster steering and larger rear wheel brakes, allowing you to enjoy more of it’s impeccable powertrain and gravy-like speed. The car also comes equipped with night-vision assist and “Wet” driving mode, keeping you safe as you ride in your dream car. Here’s a quick review of the vehicle’s highlights:
U.S. News gives the Porsche 911 Carrera an overall score of 8.8, compared to Lexus LC’s score of 8.4. It beats the Lexus in performance, interior, and cost to own.
According to U.S. News, the 911 offers a smoother ride compared to the Mercedes-AMG GT. While both are outstanding sports cars, the Porsche is more comfortable and offers more features.
We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile – and then prove it’s not true. The power output of the horizontally opposed engine has been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the center of the vehicle. This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability.
With the new standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the power of the engine is transferred even more efficiently to the road. And the driving pleasure is enhanced. PDK allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison to previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK also offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is an essential feature of the 911 Carrera 4S. Working in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), the all-wheel drive helps ensure the appropriate distribution of force required for excellent driving performance and particularly well-balanced handling when driving at the limit.
So what is the impossible? We see it this way: a great deal is possible with a timeless concept and a strong inner drive.
Porsche 911 sets the bar when it comes to performance – a bar that competitors such as the Lexus LC do not come close to achieving. The Carrera’s blazing speed is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L H6 engine, 443 horsepower, and 390 lbs – feet of torque. Going from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds flat, the Carrera is equipped with a 8-speed DCT transmission. Reaching a top speed of 191 mph, the 911 is comparable to the Mercedes-AMG GT and much faster than the Lexus LC’s top speed of 169 mph.
You can’t have great sporty performance and great comfort? We strongly disagree. The 911 has always united both – as only the 911 can. It is also impressive with its good ergonomics and high-quality interior materials. And has many other options to individually increase comfort and sporty performance.
The Sport Seats Plus, available on request, offer even better lateral support for dynamic driving. The two-zone automatic climate control creates a pleasant atmosphere in any driving situation. The new optional ionizer improves the air quality in the interior.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control center for audio, navigation and communication as well as for a variety of assistance systems. The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, available on request, offers sound performance of the highest level, for your own individual 911 soundtrack.
The silhouette of the 911 stands for timeless design. But the new 911 also proves how contemporary it is, especially from behind. The rear end is powerfully, clearly and precisely designed. The rear window appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the black tailgate grille. The new, vertical, third brake light is integrated into this. Directly beneath are the seamless light strip, between the three dimensional LED taillights, and the newly designed model logo in Light Silver. The rear fascia surrounds the newly designed tailpipes of the exhaust system. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the differently sized wheels at the front and rear.
A design that unites traditional and modern. That ensures more dynamism on the road. And causes a sensation for everyone who follows the 911.
Viewed from the front, the new 911 tells the story of its past. And reveals much about its own future. The fenders are clearly shaped and highlight the powerful geometry and design DNA. The newly designed front lid with its characteristic dynamic recess profiles – and its straight slope to the front fascia – is a nod to the 911 models of the first generation. Modern LED technology is used in the headlights with four-point daytime running lights and low beam. The camera and sensors in the comfort and assistance systems are integrated under the front fascia.
The clarity of the design of the new 911 can be seen in the details. The newly designed exterior mirrors are clear cut, while the retractable door handles are discreetly integrated into the car’s image. Thanks to these details, the overall profile of the new 911 appears more compact, more polished and more technical.
Good design should be pioneering. So should technology. The interior of the new 911 is, therefore, also blazing new trails – in that it reflects old strengths and expands new possibilities.
The interior clearly emphasizes the horizontal. All relevant operating controls are located, within grasp, to the left and right of the multifunction sport steering wheel. For great operating comfort and therefore full concentration on the road. Directly in view: the instrument cluster with analog tachometer and two high-resolution 7˝ displays. They provide all the essential car information on virtual instruments. Right beside this: the high-resolution 10.9˝ touchscreen display of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation.
The elevated center console is decoupled from the dashboard and, like the finishes on the dashboard and door panels, underlines the horizontal orientation of the interior. With the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept, it now houses only a few, partially touch-sensitive, buttons. Above this are five buttons, which have been consciously kept as analog buttons, for direct access to the essential functions of drive and chassis.
Tradition meets future: we don’t see it as a compromise. But as the best of both worlds.
From intuitive technology to great comfort. The completely redesigned Sport seats offer secure support even on dynamic cornering maneuvers. The multifunction sport steering wheel allows for comfortable use of audio, telephone and navigation functions. You notice the feel of the operating controls immediately. Every button, every grip, every air outlet has been carefully considered down to the last detail and in high quality.
The high-grade feel is highlighted by the finishes in Dark Silver Diamar, or as an option in Light Silver Diamar, brushed aluminum or fine wood. Other leather and finish variations are available upon request. And while the Carrera is built for speed, it also comes with an impressive array of safety features such as dual airbags, airbags which inflate in the event of a side collision, and reinforced doors.
There’s a reason why the Porsche 911 has dominated the automobile performance market for decades.