Porsche launches Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet in India

Luxury and Sports car manufacturer Porsche launched Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet in India. Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet are priced at Rs 1.82 crore and Rs 1.99 crore respectively. The deliveries will start from mid 2019, the company said in a press release.

The 8th generation Porsche 911 comes with 20 inch front wheels and 21 inch rear wheels, that gets wider wheel arches and the overall body is 45mm wider. Other design elements to the rear include a distinctive spoiler and a light strip that runs along the width of the car. 

 

Interiors include dashboard that has same design as 1970 models, digital displays and rev counter in the middle. Moreover, it comes with 10.9 inch touchscreen monitor and connectivity functions such as navigation with swarm based data.

Under the hood, 911 is powered by a 3.0 litre, flat six, turbo petrol engine with power capacity at 444 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 530 Nm torque from 2,300-5,000rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph can be achieved in 3.7 seconds with the Carrera S while it just takes 3.6 seconds with Carrera S Cabriolet.

Top speed at 308 kmph on the Carrera S and at 306 kmph on the Carrera S Cabriolet. This engine is mated to a new 8 speed Porsche dual clutch transmission with new assistance system such as Porsche Wet Mode for enhanced traction on less frictional surfaces along with Night Vision Assist along with a thermal imaging camera. The engine is mated to a 7 speed or 8 speed dual clutch transmission and is reworked with new intakes and exhaust system. The engine also comes in fitted with a particulate filter to cut emissions, said the company.

Porsche 911 takes Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-AMG GT as the competition in India.

(Agencies)