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Porsche introduced a new 911

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011

So, let's look closely, how the new Porsche 911 is differs from the old. About special appearance will not speak - everything is clear. Although it should be emphasized that the new and old model does not have a single common body parts. For a start it is worth noting that the wheelbase of the new Porsche 911 has increased to 100 mm and the body when it was smaller. At the same time the machine is already in the basic version has 20 -Inch wheels. But more important another. The new body became lighter by 45 kg, while it is considerably harder!

While Porsche has presented only two versions of the new 911: the base 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S. The first model has a 3.4-liter boxer engine that produces 350 h.p. This unit is not only a 5-horsepower more powerful than the old engine, which had a volume of 3.6 liters, but also economical! German engineers claim that 350-horsepower supercar with a gearbox PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) dual-clutch spends per 100 km in the combined cycle only 8.2 liters of gasoline! A version of the 911 Carrera S consumes only 8.7 liters, although she already has a 3.8-liter engine that produces 400 hp (before was 385 hp). At the same time for both models improved dynamic performance. From 0 to 100 km / h Carrera S with PDK accelerates in 4.3 seconds. With the optional Sport Chrono Package and Sport Plus button is pressed for 4.1 seconds at all. Carrera with PDK similar to sprint to 100 km / h requires only 4.6 seconds (Sport Plus: 4,4 seconds).

But the Porsche 911 is famous not so much stunning acceleration. In the end, of a sports car requires more than that. Power of 911 in the ability to very quickly take turns. And the Porsche promised that the new model is going much better than the old! The basis for higher agility and maneuverability, accuracy in the management and exchange rate stability, in addition to long wheel base, are, in particular, the expansion track the front wheels, new rear suspension and a new electromechanical power steering. In addition, the proposed and other active control system, which further increases the dynamics of movement. This applies primarily to a system of active suppression of body roll, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which was first proposed for the 911 Carrera S. Thanks to the PDCC, always take the tyres the optimal position in relation to the road and can pass the higher lateral forces.

And now another surprise. Porsche 911 become cheaper! Porsche 911 - it's not just a car. This is a car with history. With a great history. The first model with the same name was shown as early as 1963. Legend hold that initially the car would be called Porsche 901, but at the last minute they remembered that Peugeot has already secured the rights to the names of three digits with a zero in the middle for production vehicles. Since the French have decided not to quarrel, but instead put the figure zeros alone.

The first Porsche 911, in the creation of which took an active part Ferry Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche (founder himself died in 1951) had a length of 4290 mm (the new Porsche 911 has from nose to tail 4491 mm), rear-wheel drive and rear-linking. The weakest engine at the time was a 2.0-liter unit, which gave 170 h.p. By modern standards is nonsense, but in the early 60s it was not a bad figure. In addition, customers can choose Porsche 911 and other engines - the most powerful was a 3.3-liter supercharged, 300 h.p.

This Porsche 911 produced as many as 25 years! The second generation Porsche 911 (in-plant index 964) was presented only in 1989 - apparently it was like the first model, but the technical filling was completely new. Including the engines - they are now issued at least 250 h.p. There was also all-wheel drive.

The third generation shown in 1994 - the model index was 993. Some fans of Mark thinks that this version of the Porsche 911 is the "real". After a series of 993 is still equipped with engines with air Cooling, as the first Porsche 356 and the "Beetle" (after all remember that Ferdinand Porsche, is the father of the latest model).

Next 911 with index 996 appeared in 1997. And this model had been water-cooled engines (power ranging from 300 to 483 hp). And in 2005, began selling the Porsche 911 series 997. The last model was already at least 325 "horses".

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