The 911 is the most iconic Porsche ever made with the name spanning over the last 50 years. Thanks to this, the car managed to get a lot of people in love with it so it currently is one of the best selling sports cars on the market. In order to keep that edge, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera has been announced a few months ago and the car is expected to hit the dealerships in the next couple of months. It comes with a revised design, a slightly upgraded interior and the biggest change of all, an entirely new engine which will certainly manage to impress a lot of people.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
The platform the car is based on remained pretty much unchanged so even though it is a new model, the design of the suspension system and the brakes have been left pretty much untouched. The price is not known at this point in time but some sources suggest that the base model of the 911 will start at less than what the current model is costing while the top of the range version of the Carrera will likely be around 5 to 10% more expensive due to the upgrades to its engine and running gear.
Let’s start our small preview of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera with the exterior of the car. This has been updated slightly so it looks like a new car even though it is not. The headlights can now be had with all LED clusters which will reduce energy consumption while providing better vision, there are a couple of new exterior colors while the wheels have been updated across the board. All models now come with a new front bumper as well as a new rear one for the models equipped with the sport exhaust which has now two center tailpipes. The S version is also a bit wider than before and it uses the same bodywork as the Turbo 911 which is quite nice because it makes the car look more mature.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior
The interior has been left pretty much untouched so the car still is a Porsche. It comes with that usual massive center console which is filled with different buttons, the same steering wheel and seats as before. Options will include a new sport steering wheel as well as three different types of sport seats ranging from those intended for comfort and support all the way up to those intended for racing on the track.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Engine
Under the rear lid there is the biggest change since the last model. The new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera will now come with a smaller 3 liter flat-6 engine which will be twin-turbocharged this time. The base model of the car will make 370 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque while the S version will bump that to 420 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. These numbers should mean that the car will get to 60 MPH in around 4 seconds no matter the engine of choice while the S version will get to a top speed of more than 190 MPH. Both of them will use around 10% less fuel than before and both of them will come mated with either a 7 speed manual or Porsche’s PDK automatic gearbox. In order to keep the iconic flat-6 sound unchanged, there are now pipes which feed sound into the cabin.
However, the naturally aspirated engine of the older model will not die. It seems that Porsche will release an even cheaper version of the 911 which is said to make use of a 3.4 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 that will offer around 330 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This will come with narrower tires and a more comfortable suspension system and it will be intended for people looking for a great looking daily driving car in which they can have a lot of fun at lower speeds.