The brand new eighth generation Porsche 911, the benchmark setting sports car, has been officially launched in Singapore.
The launch of the brand new Porsche 911 took place last night at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, in front of hundreds of eager Porsche enthusiasts. The new 911 (internally designated as the 992) is the eighth generation of the iconic rear-engined sports car produced by Porsche. During the event, all seven previous generations of the iconic 911 were also on display.
The seven prior generations of Porsche's fabled 911 were all on display The exterior design is familiar and yet undoubtedly new. The eighth-generation 911 is wider, more assertive, and more advanced. Wider wings arch over the large 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear, and the rear-wheel drive models now match the bodywork width of the existing all-wheel models.
The front end revives a traditional feature of earlier 911 generations - a forward-extended bonnet with a distinctive recess in front of the windscreen. Newly developed LED head lights also illustrate how technology has advanced in the 911. The rear of all models is also now dominated by the significantly wider, variable-position spoiler and the seamless, elegant light bar.
The 992 features a wider and more muscular design More importantly, the interior is completely new. The interior is distinctive, with clear, straight lines and recessed instruments taking inspiration from classic 911 models from the 1970s. On either side of the central tachometer are two thin, frameless and free-form displays that can display a variety of information for the driver.
The centre console has also undergone extensive changes. Now 10.9-inches in size, the centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can be operated quickly and without causing distraction. Below it, a docked-on control panel features five buttons styled to look like classic toggle switches. The seats have also been completely revamped. The new design reduces the vehicle weight by around 3kg, while the adapted geometry offers significantly better lateral support in the shoulder area.
The cabin has been upgraded with new equipment, while also being sleeker and simpler in design The bi-turbocharged six-cylinder flat engines also enter the next generation with the new 911. In addition to compliance with the latest emissions standards, the primary focus of advanced development was on further enhancing performance. New, larger turbochargers with symmetrical layout and electrically controlled wastegate valves, a completely redesigned charge air cooling system, and use of piezo injectors combine to attain notable engine improvements.
The engine now produces 443bhp and 530Nm of torque, an increase of 23bhp and 30Nm of torque from the previous generation Carrera S model. Paired to an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission as standard, the uprated engine allows the Carrera S to complete the century sprint in 3.7 seconds, while the Carrera 4S completes the century sprint in 3.5 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds quicker to 100km/h than their respective predecessors. At the same time, the optional Sport Chrono Package further helps to shave an additional 0.2 seconds off the timing.
The new 911 also comes with a wealth of safety and assistance systems, including the world-first Wet mode The new 911 also packs enhanced safety and assistance features. Wet Mode, a world-first technology, comes as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set the car up to focus on safety by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel (Sport Chrono Package).
Meanwhile, a camera-based warning and brake assist system, also fitted as standard, detects the risk of collision with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Additional optional equipment available include Night Vision Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Emergency Assist.
|Car Model||Price as of press time (not inclusive of COE)|
|Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK 3.0 (A)||$546,588|
|Porsche 911 Carrera 4S PDK 3.0 (A)||$584,088|