The Porsche 911 has entered India in its latest avatar. The updated range of the German carmaker's flagship sportscar has been launched at Rs 1.42 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). Like the outgoing model, this 911 will be sold in our subcontinent as a completely built unit (CBU). Porsche India will be importing the car from Zuffenhausen, Germany and retailing the model through its dealerships in Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
In its latest rendition, much to the despair of many Porsche loyalists, the 911 Carrera loses its trademark naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. In keeping with the era of engine downsizing, it gets a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged motor that produces 370PS of power and 450Nm of torque. The up-tuned version of the Carrera i.e. the Carrera S develops 420PS and 500Nm. The range-topping 911 Turbo features an updated 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine that makes 540PS and sprints to 100kmph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 318kmph.
As you’d expect, the tradition of keeping the 911’s looks consistent through the ages has continued with the new model and the legendary silhouette remains untouched. The long nose, sloping roof and the short tail are typical of the 911. Visual updates include new headlamps with four-point daytime running lights, door handles without recess covers, a redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres and new tail lights.
The interior gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports navigation and Apple CarPlay. The system also supports handwriting recognition and smartphones can be connected to the system via Wi-Fi.
In India the car will rival the likes of the BMW M4 and Jaguar F-Type. What do you think of the new 911? Share your thoughts with us through the comments section.
Source : CarDekho