The eighth generation of the venerable sportscar The 2019 Porsche 911 has been launched in India This is, which was first showcased at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It will give tough competition to the Audi R8 and the Mercedes-AMG GT range.
Talking about changes, the exterior design is not drastically different from its predecessor and the silhouette remains the same, the majority of the updates are inside. The biggest updates are to the engine and the frame. The new-generation Porsche 911 now gets horizontally opposed six-cylinder petrol engines which have a new fuel-injection system offering better combustion and performance. Still mounted at the rear, the 3.0-litre motors pump out more power and are paired with either a 7-speed manual or the new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.
As far a power is concerned, The total power output on both variants, the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S is about 444 bhp, which is an increase of about 30 bhp over the previous model. With the new 8-speed automatic gearbox, the Carrera 4S does the 0-100 kmph sprint in 3.7 seconds and the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S takes 3.6 seconds to breach the 100 kmph mark from standstill. Talking about exterior design, the new 911 now features larger wings at the rear, which are even wider than the old 911s with a wide body. The lines flow gracefully, accentuating the musculature of the 911 and keeping the whole affair classy and aggressive at the same time. The bonnet though is longer and gets two creases running down the middle.
As far as prices is concerned. It is launched with prices starting at ₹ 1.82 crore for the Carrera S, while the Carrera S Cabriolet is priced at ₹ 1.99 crore (all prices, ex-showroom India).