2017 Porsche 911 brings a better fuel efficiency, more power and new engines in offer. The current 911 is going to receive an update quite soon. While most manufacturers usually keep these updates a secret until the last moment, the German manufacturer already released a lot of details about the upcoming 2017 Porsche 911 such as the engine and transmission used by the new model, the exterior and the interior as well as the upgrades they did to the car’s chassis.
However, while they did release a lot of information about the car, they did not say anything, so we will discuss it next. Conforming to Porsche’s tradition of keeping the car as true to the original as possible, the 2017 model of the 911 looks to be just a mild update of the 2015 car. However, they worked a lot on the car’s chassis and engines in order to make it more efficient and also easier to drive.
Engine & Upgraded Performance
Under the rear lid, the 2017 Porsche 911 is sporting an all new engine. Now, instead of the old 3.4 and 3.8 liter flat-6 naturally aspirated engines of the Carrera and S models, the car now boasts a smaller 3 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6. This is not only more powerful but quite a bit more efficient as well, the only drawback being that it lost the trademark sound of a flat engine.
The base Carrera will now make 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque while the S will get larger turbochargers and a bump to 420 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. The GTS model is still under wraps but we expect it to offer around 450 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both of these will be using the same 7 speed dual-clutch automatic as before.
The Turbo and Turbo S models have not been left unchanged either and while these stuck with their current 3.8 liter flat-6, Porsche did work quite a bit in order to offer more, so the base Turbo now has 540 horsepower while the S version gets a more impressive 580 horsepower. The upcoming base 911 on the other hand will likely get a 3.8 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 good for around 350 horsepower that will only be mated to a 7 speed manual gearbox.
|The Engine range|
|Engine||Twin-Turbo 3.0L Flat-6|
|Power||420 HP / 368 LB-FT|
|0-60 Time||3.7 Seconds|
|Top Speed||190 MPH|
|Curb Weight||3.219 LBS|
Design – Inside and Outside look
On the exterior, the upcoming 911 is going to go through a few changes which will not only make it look better, but these changes are also needed due to the fact that both the base and the S version of the Carrera model now feature forced induction. This means that now, even the base model is going to get the wide rear fenders of the S model because it will house its intercoolers there.
Also, the rear of the car will get a new design with a new exhaust system mounted to the center of the vehicle as well as a new type of LED tail lights. The front will get a new bumper as well as new headlights, but that’s about it.
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Porsche 911 is going to receive a new infotainment system which will be offered as standard on all models. Also, the base Carrera model is likely going to receive a new steering wheel, inspired by that of the 918 hyper-car, a feature which is already available on all the other models in the range.
2017 Porsche 911 Price and Selling
The new model should be ready for the market in the early summer of 2016 but this time around, the price will change quite a bit.
How? Well, Porsche will bump the price on all the 911 series by around $90,395 ($5,000 more expensive than 2016 Carrear) which is a rather large amount of money. They are doing this because they plan on releasing a lesser version of the 911 which will cost around $10,000 less than the base Carrera model.
Also, Porsche prepares to unveil on the market Carrera S, and it costs around $104,395. On the other hand, cabrio version priced around $116,695.
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