10/25/15

The 2016 Porsche 911 Refresh - 991.2


Turbo is the word…

As anticipated and now confirmed, the venerable Porsche 911 is no longer naturally aspirated. 
Nicht mehr…

Only turbocharged engines will be available across the lineup, and some Porsche purists are surely unsettled, to say the least.  I boldly predict they will get over it…
Both the base 911 and the uprated S model receive the new, smaller displacement powerplants, all in the name of fuel efficiency.  The entry model is rated at 370 hp and 325 lb-ft, increases of 20 hp and 43 lb-ft over last year’s motor.  The sprint to 60 mph from a standstill will hit your speedometer in 4.4 seconds.  The higher-zoot S model produces 420 hp and 368 lb-ft, propelling the car to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Are there other updates..?
Of course…  Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is now standard on all 911s.  The infotainment system has been updated and is now standard as well.  Front and rear fascia designs are redone, including the three-dimensional taillight design first seen on the Macan.  Active air intake flaps in front open and close as needed, to improve airflow or cooling.  The list goes on…

Another 911, another success.  What is arguably the best everyday sports car just got better.  Don’t let the turbo scare you away.  One drive and these new engines will win you over.
After all, they say there is no substitute…
 
 

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