This year marks a significant change for the Porsche 911 as the German carmaker has introduced turbocharging for the entire 911 range for the first time. The all-new turbocharged 911 has been revealed at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show.
Besides introducing turbocharged flat-six engines for the entire 911 range, Porsche has also made improvements to the vehicle’s chassis and for the first time in the Carrera S, introduced rear-axle steering as an optional extra.
According to Porsche, these improvements reduce the lap time on the North Loop of the Nurburgring in Germany to 7 minutes and 30 seconds, making this new model 10 seconds faster than the previous Carrera S.
As for the exterior changes, there are four-point daytime running lights, a redesigned rear deck lid with vertical louvres, and new rear lights featuring the four-point brake lights. Inside, there’s a new multi-touch display with simplified user interface.
Thanks to turbocharging, the 3-litre engine in the standard Carrera now develops 370bhp. While the 911 Carrera S delivers 420bhp from the same displacement. Depending on the versions, the new engines are almost 12 per cent more efficient compared to earlier units.
Porsche has revealed that the new turbocharged 911 range will be available globally starting March 2016. When launched, the entire range will compete with a bunch of other sports car including the Jaguar F-Type, Nissan GT-R and the Ford Mustang.