The eighth generation of the 911, based on the 992 platform, debuted in the Sultanate at a ceremony hosted by Porsche Centre Oman. The 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S were on display. Both cars come in coupé and cabriolet versions.
Speaking during the launch event, Elias Awad, Brand Manager of Porsche Centre Oman, said: “Just like the first generation, the latest 911 is a sports car for the new era. Our icon has once again evolved and is now more powerful, more emotional, and more efficient than its predecessors. It is the best 911 Porsche has ever produced and this eighth generation maintains the 911’s status as a pure driver’s car that also offers everyday usability and unique design. As such, I am delighted to announce that the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S are now available here in Oman.”
More Power available
The turbocharged flat-six engine of both models now produces 450 hp. This corresponds to an increase of 30 hp compared with the previous generation. The two 911 variants beat the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h: the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S needs 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S, with all-wheel drive, just 3.6 seconds. This makes both models 0.4 seconds faster than their predecessors. The optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the sprint by a further 0.2 seconds. Power in the new models is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Top speeds are now measured at 308 km/h for the 911 Carrera S and 306 km/h for the all-wheel drive version. The fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the 911 Carrera S is 8.9 l/100 km, while the 911 Carrera 4S records this figure as 9.0 l/100 km.
Improved driving dynamics
The new 911 advances driving dynamics with the new mixed size tyre configuration, with 20-inch wheels on the front axle and 21-inch wheels on the rear axle. At the same time, the tyres on the rear drive-axle are significantly wider than on the front wheels.
The combination results in increased stability, traction and balance while reduced understeer and oversteer improve safety. The refined chassis design is completed by the next generation of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which has been extensively developed for the new 911.
Innovative lightweight roof with Coupé characteristics
The Carrera Cabriolet S and 4S use innovative technology to achieve a previously unattainable coupé-like roof curvature of the closed fabric panel bow roof, something that also offers aerodynamic benefits. A new and lighter hydraulic roof drive allows the convertible top to be opened and closed in around 12 seconds in each case – like on the previous model, this is possible at speeds up to 50 km/h. The integrated, electrically operated wind deflector ensures increased comfort in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at higher speeds.
New assistance systems increase safety and comfort
In a world first, Porsche has developed the Wet mode, included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the vehicle for enhanced safety, by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel (Sport Chrono Package).
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S are now available at Porsche Centre Oman.
Basic retail prices are as follows:
|911 Carrera S Coupe||OMR||47,400|
|911 Carrera S Cabriolet||OMR||51,900|
|911 Carrera 4S Coupe||OMR||50,400|
|911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet||OMR||54,900|