Porsche 911 review

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

The brand new Porsche Carrera 911 is going to have an engine that is to be turbocharged. Surprising, isn’t it? The company had an opposing attitude towards getting a turbocharged engine, even though the whole Europe was moving in this direction, because they feared that this change might take away a bit of the reputation Porsche managed to develop overtime.

However, in the end, they admitted the fact that this was the only way of supressing the level of the gas emission and that it would be the right time to submit to the standards that have been imposed by environmental societies.

The result after this type of engine has been developed by Porsche: the authentic Porsche sound made by it in combination with a direct response of the throttle, which is always expected by a high-class car in the sports car world.

What We Liked
Turbocharged, powerful engine, lower gas emissions.
What We Didn't
The turbo engine becomes more obvious in sedated driving.

What it's Got:

Porsche has made some significant changes in what concerns this particular model. When it comes to its physical appearance, the changes are easy to spot: the car is longer, smoother and wider. On the inside, it resembles to a Panamera and there are also a great number of features that are meant to promote the economy.

As opposed to BMW or Maserati, who are known for a few struggles they have had in the past, Porsche has successfully won the battle of making their engine sound as enticing and as exciting as ever.

The sound that is coming from the engine bay is captured by 2 tubes carefully engineered, whose purpose is to divert it to the cabin. On the same note, the engine manages to spin at about 7500 rpm. That’s a lot of development turbocharged engine that is meant to behave like a non-turbo one.

The power of the engine is up by 15-20kW across the rev range, which means that a small increase in the peak output of 272kW has been made for the classic Carrera and of 309kW for the Carrera S.

However, the meaningful boost has been made at the level of the pulling power. The brand new 3.0 litre-turbo engine has a torque peak that arrives at 1700 rpm and that can be held through to 5000 rpm.

The engineers feel like this value in enough for a driver, so that he won’t exceed it in some situations, even during a session of agitated driving. This is one powerful sports car which is always longing and it is always ready for a race track.

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The suspension, as Porsche sustains, is much suppler in the Normal setting. In the SportsPlus version, the suspension is more dynamic and edgier. On the same note, the Sports version of the model brings along some new and enticing features of the engine. For instance, the ability of keeping the turbo spinning when the accelerator is off, in order to get a sharper throttle response when restarting it, is one of these features that promise to delight new and excited customers.

The turbo feature becomes a bit more present in situations when the driving is much more sedated. The turbo engine is also obvious and its presence can be easily felt from the outside too.

In the interior, the steering wheel is the newest innovation, an element that takes out some frustrating push-pull gear selectors.

Engine: 3L 6-cylinder turbo diesel putting out 272kW
Torque: 450 Nm at 1.700 - 5.000
Transmission: 7-speed automatic or manual
Fuel: 8.3L/100km (combined) in manual and 7.4L/100km (combined) in automatic
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