Porsche have officially announced details of four new all-wheel 911s.
The type 911 models were unveiled over the course of the weekend and include 911 Carrera 4 Coupe costing £77,924.00; 911 Carrera 4S Coupe costing £87,959.00; 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet costing £86,583.00; and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet costing £96,619.00 – all prices include VAT at 20%.
The four new models are 44mm wider than their rear wheel drive counterparts, the tyres are 10mm wider are the red light band connecting the rear lights has been given a makeover.
The Carrera 4 models contain a 3.4 litre engine delivering 350 hp, the 4S models have a slightly meatier 3.8 litre engine producing 400 hp.
The four new releases see Porsche proving a commitment to green credentials – fuel consumption/CO2 emissions are as much as 16% lower in the new family.
This is due to Porsche’s electrical system recuperation, a version of the increasingly popular auto start/stop technology and the coasting function of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). PDK enables smooth gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power, resulting in more responsive driving combined with reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The models with also include an enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system. PTM converts power directly into motion, providing driving which Porsche call ‘poised and balanced’.
Internally, all models includes full leather, 4.6-inch colour touch-screen Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation, automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, and MP3 connectivity.
The new cabriolet models feature an aerodynamic hood. Made using magnesium, the hood is rigid, lightweight and can be opened in 13 seconds when driving as quickly as 31mph. The integrated wind deflector extends in just two seconds.
When can I get one?
The new Coupe models go on sale on 10 November, Cabriolet joining the range in December. If you want to be first in the queue, Porsche are taking £3,000 deposits. The deposit will also earn you a Porsche Driving Experience at the Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone and a three year warranty.