The main German vendor of luxury SUVs and sports cars – Porsche – introduced the restyled version of their timeless model 911.
With 60 years of history, the car was released a few days before the start of the significant Frankfurt auto show, where guests will have the opportunity to observe the legend in its new variation. New Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 model year is ready to please fans of a different exterior design, a number of innovations in the design of interior and revised powertrain lineup.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera release date
The start of sales of the Porsche 911 Carrera in the new body is scheduled for late 2017, but the price tag for the new car has not been published.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera redesign
Restyling of the sports car held in 2015 was accompanied by evolutionary changes, without affecting the basics of the car and the design of the model. In other words, the update touched on the details, but the configuration of the body, formed as a result of years of tests on the race tracks, has been preserved in its original form.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera dimensions
Dimensions of new car are also not much changed. Compared to its predecessor, the new Porsche 911 added only in length, which now amounts to 4499 mm (+9 mm to the old value). The remaining body parameters are not changed: a width of 1808 mm (including mirrors 1978 mm), wheelbase – 2450 mm, height – mm 1289-1296, depending on the modification.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera exterior
Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 is similar to its predecessor, however, this concerns only the general outlines of the model. Careful examination of the exterior easily reveals new details on the body of the sports coupe from Stuttgart. Front, as before, stands a pair of round headlamps, but now it has a “double-barreled” primary optics with four integrated LED daytime running lamps. Located on the edges of the wheel arches the indicator lamps along with hanging over the air intakes significantly narrowed, becoming thin elegant strips, much more pleasant from an aesthetic point of view. The intakes are increased in size, and side sections has got adjustable dampers, responsible for aerodynamics and cooling.
The profile of the sports coupe from Porsche in line with the classical canons of construction vehicles with this type of body. Simultaneously, the silhouette of “nine-eleven” is not devoid of distinctive features, which allows you to select a car from the stream. Contributes to this and the original design the aft, which traditionally hides under a heart 911 – powerful engine. For cooling the power plant has a lattice that changed in the new version of the sports car its design. Instead of the transverse bars she received a plurality of thin longitudinal slats. The changes doesn’t end here and move to on the back. Facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 model year also got new stoplights with interesting three-dimensional effect and a altered bumper with two side cutouts entrusted with the function of removing warm air flow.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior
The interior of the updated 911 is characterized by concise design, ergonomics and quality finishing materials. On the first row of seats, despite the seeming lack of space, no problems to get the riders of all sizes. Especially just to adjust the seat there are options with up to 18 possible adjustments.
In front of the eyes of the driver after seating, will be the instrument panel with five dials, one of which is reserved for the on-Board computer display. The steering wheel can be equipped with switches to control robotic gearbox PDK and select the drive mode. The last four settings and the corresponding selector appears when you install Sport Chrono car sports package.
The cargo carrying capabilities of the German sports coupe, of course, leave much to be desired. The trunk, placed in the front under the bonnet, ready to hold a symbolic 145 liters. However, the second row of seats is folding. The resulting volume will correspond to approximately 200 liters. By the way, the use of the rear row of seats for their intended purpose – to transport passengers – in most cases is not a good idea. Sit on the back with a little bit of comfort can only children.
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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera new boxer engine
Technical characteristics of the Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 years has changed markedly due to the fact that the developers decided to completely abandon naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharged units. The regular version of the coupe and convertible 6-cylinder boxer engine twin-turbo 3.0 liter volume. This same engine in versions with the letter S (911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet) gives up to 420 horsepower. Both new engines variants are better than their predecessors by characteristics.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera suspension
Suspension of the new 2017 Porsche 911 made under the scheme with front MacPherson struts and rear multi-link design. However and here has not done without innovations. For the first time standard equipment includes a system of adjustment of rigidity of shock-absorbers PASM which has two settings – under a comfortable ride (softer setting) and the active class (more rigid).