Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air via twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended.
Instead of a three.six-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, three-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche didn’t straight specify in its statement the engine’s number of cylinders, so if you want to play a fun game today, read how some outlets have written about it.)
As our personal Tim Cain points out, the output of the new turbocharged Carrera and Carrera S, which is 370 horsepower and 420 horsepower respectively, is shockingly close to the 415 horsepower produced by the 996 Turbo from 2000.
Unsurprisingly, Porsche boosted the value also — a new Carrera will run $ 89,400 prior to delivery and options, which is much more than $ five,000 dearer than the current generation.
According to Porsche, the Carrera and Carrera S will share practically identical engines, but the S model will sport a slightly various turbo and exhaust system to accomplish the 50 horsepower delta more than the Carrera.
By switching to the turbocharged mill, Porsche says that its engines will generate more torque — up 44 pounds-feet in the Carrera and 43 pounds-feet in the Carrera S — and spin up to 7,500 rpm.
The Carrera S’s price tag will now swell to $ 103,400, and the cabriolet versions will start at $ 101,700 and $ 115,700 for the droptop Carrera and Carrera S automobiles respectively.
The Carrera S will also sport rear-axle steering as an option for the 1st time in 2016, adopted from the existing Turbo and GT3. Porsche says its active suspension management will be common for all Carreras and will reduced the vehicle by ten millimeters to boost handling.
The redesigned auto also sports slightly new headlights, and a redesigned rear tail with retro-hunting rear vents.