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New Porsche 911 range launched in Dubai

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Al Nabooda Automobiles, the authorised dealer for Porsche in Dubai and Northern Emirates, has announced the arrival of the new Porsche 911 range at its Porsche Centre Dubai, UAE.

Now available in a range of model variants including coupe and cabriolet, the new 911 features entirely new turbocharged power units developed from the racetrack, for the road, as part of company’s commitment to technology transfer, said a statement from the company.

The improvements provide the sports car a boost in performance alongside significantly improved fuel economy. On the exterior, the new 911 showcases evolutionary yet further sharpened design, while inside it features the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system delivering improved connectivity and controls. Across all variants, a gain of 20 horse power (hp) has been achieved, despite a fuel reduction of up to 1.0 litre per 100 km, it added.

Vijay Rao, general manager of Porsche Centre Dubai, said: “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 Dubai.”

“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,” he said.

“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,” he added.

Advanced over more than 50 years, the brand icon is the heritage model from which every Porsche stems. Having been developed and proven on the most challenging circuits of the world, the 911 is the sports car which has won many races but seamlessly balances exceptional everyday usability.

The Carrera and Targa models feature a completely new engine generation with bi-turbo charging, setting new benchmarks in terms of performance, driving pleasure and efficiency, said the statement.

The new 911 Carrera produces 370 hp, whilst the 911 Carrera S delivers 420 hp. A combination of turbochargers with modified compressors, enhanced exhaust system and tuned engine management.

Sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, the new model is two-tenths of a second faster than its predecessor. The 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package performs its showcase discipline in just 3.9 seconds.

The four-wheel-drive versions of the new 911 boast improved drive dynamics and driving safety. In addition, the adaptive Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis with its ten-millimetre lower ride height, included as standard, enables an even greater spread between sporty circuits and relaxed long-distance driving.

Regarded as the top athletes in the range and thanks to a 3.8-litre six-cylinder bi-turbo engine, the 911 Turbo now delivers 540 hp, with the coupe model sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. The gain of 20 hp has been achieved by modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. Top speed in the new 911 Turbo is 320 km/h, 5 km/h faster than the previous model.

Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S develops 580 hp thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. It is also the first production 911 to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, reaching the milestone speed in 2.9 seconds. The model’s top speed is 330 km/h, 12 km/h higher than its predecessor.

The new Porsche 911 is now available for order at Porsche Centre Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. The retail price for the standard 911 Carrera base model starts at Dh352,000 ($95,835), it added. – TradeArabia News Service

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