Porsche India launched the 2017 911 Range, also known as 911.2 or second generation 911 in Bengaluru with prices starting at Rs 14,486,000 ex-showroom for the base Carrera.
Speaking at the launch event of the new 911 range, Pavan Shetty, Director Porsche India, commented: “With its unique success story, the Porsche 911 is a car that has achieved iconic status over the decades and we are immensely pleased to be sharing its latest evolution with our enthusiasts and customers here in India. This model represents standard-setting sports car performance along with the convenience of everyday usability, all packaged in a legendary design. Thanks to the extensive range available right from the start, there is a 911 for every driver with each type boasting one overriding trait: pure Porsche performance. The innovations, which allow each version to deliver even more power but with increased efficiency, are nothing short of ground breaking and further extend the 911’s position as a segment leader.”
Apart from the exterior design tweaks that include adaptive LED headlights, the biggest change perhaps is under the hood, with the Carrera models getting a new 3.0 litre twin turbo flat six engine which offer 20 hp more and 12% more fuel efficiency. The power output across the 911 range starts from 370 hp in the base Carrera, and goes all the way up to 580 hp for the range topping Turbo S.
There’s this optional Sport Chrono Package and for the first time, all 911 models now have a mode switch on the steering wheel. Derived from the 918 Spyder, mode switch consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Depending on the equipment, the latter setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up. In combination with the PDK transmission, the mode switch has an additional push button, the “Sport Response Button”. When this button is pressed, the drivetrain is pre-conditioned for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds, a feature that can be deployed for overtaking manoeuvres.
Meanwhile, the interior of the new models has been updated with the enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, featuring a multi-touch seven-inch display, featuring Apple CarPlay.