We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile – and then prove it's not true. The power output of the horizontally opposed engine has been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the center of the vehicle. This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability.
With the new standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the power of the engine is transferred even more efficiently to the road. And the driving pleasure is enhanced. PDK allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison to previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK also offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is an essential feature of the 911 Carrera 4S. Working in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), the all-wheel drive helps ensure the appropriate distribution of force required for excellent driving performance and particularly well-balanced handling when driving at the limit.
In the new 911, the route itself is the destination. Where to? We'll see. As long as we get there sportily. It's then that the 911 is in its element. And the chassis is fully involved.
Depending on the road conditions and the driving mode, the upgraded Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) actively and continuously controls the damping force for each individual wheel. Result: reduced body movement and thus more comfort with increased dynamism. The PASM sport suspension, lowered by 10 mm (0.39 inch), is available as an option, making the new 911 even more neutral and balanced when it's on the road.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) provides exceptional traction and great agility – with precise steering response and balanced load change behavior. And tremendous fun on corners. Upon request, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) minimizes body roll in the new 911 during dynamic cornering maneuvers, and reduces lateral body movement in the vehicle on rough road surfaces.
It's well established in our motorsport history that we are obsessed with best driving times and how to measure them precisely. The result of this: the Sport Chrono Package including mode switch and Porsche Track Precision App. For an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. And to determine your absolute personal best time.
With the mode switch including SPORT Response button on the steering wheel you can choose from five driving modes: 'Normal', 'SPORT' and 'SPORT PLUS', as well as 'Individual' mode and the new 'WET' mode, which helps support the driver when driving in the wet. With the SPORT Response function, the engine and transmission are prepared for the fastest possible unleashing of power. The result: maximum responsiveness for approximately 20 seconds.
The Sport Chrono Package also includes the Porsche Track Precision app for measuring and managing lap times and driving data. To show you precisely what your new personal best time looks like.
A timeless idea only holds on to its youthful vigor if it is constantly upgraded. So every new generation of the 911 also represents a new start. For an even better 911.
The clear design language of the new 911 and its striking lines are novel and yet familiar. Inside and out. The wide rear end with seamless taillight strip now unites all 911 models. Great clarity even in the interior: this is where classic sports car ergonomics meet the digital possibilities of today.
The new generation of engines is more powerful and even more efficient. The new 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) puts forward thrust on the road even more effectively. The newly designed Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) increases sporty performance and comfort. Driver assistance systems, such as Lane Keeping Assist including traffic sign recognition and Night Vision Assist, make driving easier.
Moving with the times. Changing as you go. And remaining true to yourself at the same time. A timeless sports car in the best sense. The new 911. Timeless Machine.
The silhouette of the 911 stands for timeless design. But the new 911 also proves how contemporary it is, especially from behind. The rear end is powerfully, clearly and precisely designed. The rear window appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the black tailgate grille. The new, vertical, third brake light is integrated into this. Directly beneath are the seamless light strip, between the three dimensional LED taillights, and the newly designed model logo in Light Silver. The rear fascia surrounds the newly designed tailpipes of the exhaust system. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the differently sized wheels at the front and rear.
A design that unites traditional and modern. That ensures more dynamism on the road. And causes a sensation for everyone who follows the 911.
Viewed from the front, the new 911 tells the story of its past. And reveals much about its own future. The fenders are clearly shaped and highlight the powerful geometry and design DNA. The newly designed front lid with its characteristic dynamic recess profiles – and its straight slope to the front fascia – is a nod to the 911 models of the first generation. Modern LED technology is used in the headlights with four-point daytime running lights and low beam. The camera and sensors in the comfort and assistance systems are integrated under the front fascia.
Good design should be pioneering. So should technology. The interior of the new 911 is, therefore, also blazing new trails – in that it reflects old strengths and expands new possibilities.
The interior clearly emphasizes the horizontal. All relevant operating controls are located, within grasp, to the left and right of the multifunction sport steering wheel. For great operating comfort and therefore full concentration on the road. Directly in view: the instrument cluster with analog tachometer and two high-resolution 7˝ displays. They provide all the essential car information on virtual instruments. Right beside this: the high-resolution 10.9˝ touchscreen display of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation.
The elevated center console is decoupled from the dashboard and, like the finishes on the dashboard and door panels, underlines the horizontal orientation of the interior. With the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept, it now houses only a few, partially touch-sensitive, buttons. Above this are five buttons, which have been consciously kept as analog buttons, for direct access to the essential functions of drive and chassis.
You can't have great sporty performance and great comfort? We strongly disagree. The 911 has always united both – as only the 911 can. It is also impressive with its good ergonomics and high-quality interior materials. And has many other options to individually increase comfort and sporty performance.
The Sport Seats Plus, available on request, offer even better lateral support for dynamic driving. The two-zone automatic climate control creates a pleasant atmosphere in any driving situation. The new optional ionizer improves the air quality in the interior.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control center for audio, navigation and communication as well as for a variety of assistance systems. The Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound System, available on request, offers sound performance of the highest level, for your own individual 911 soundtrack.
The new 911 avails itself of a variety of assistance systems that enable you to remain true to yourself. For example, the collision and brake assist or the new WET mode1– a system for recognizing obvious wet road surfaces, that aids drivers when driving in wet conditions. Further assistance systems are available on request, for example adaptive cruise control or ParkAssist with Surround View. For a performance boost in driving experience.
The headlights of the new 911 Carrera S models are completely fitted with LED technology. For fast responsiveness and powerful illumination. Unmistakably Porsche : the four-point daytime running lights with low beam. Available as an option: LED-Matrix Design headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) and High Beam Assistant.
All new 911 Carrera S models have the new taillight strip and the three-dimensional taillights. LED technology is used for all functions here too. Also new: the redesigned shape and position of the third brake light.
The 'WET' driving program is not a substitute for adopting appropriate driving in different road and weather conditions, and is, at the most, an aid for the driver.
We need to get the most out of every day. Porsche Connect helps you do this. It puts you in the ideal starting position for any road trip – and any of your goals.
With helpful services and the Porsche Connect App you can synchronize destinations and calendars with your Porsche , plan trips with Real-time Traffic Information and use music services on your smartphone. Be navigated, informed and entertained by your Porsche in real time. The navigation and infotainment package helps you to reach your destination faster, thanks to route calculation with up-to-date online maps. Using the voice recognition interface you can easily search for information, such as the weather at your destination, and have current news on the economy, politics and sports read aloud to you.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
Design and cylinders
Twin-turbocharged boxer 6
Max. power at rpm
Max. engine speed
Max. torque at rpm
2,300 - 5,000 rpm
10.2 : 1
Max. power per liter
2 intake / 2 exhaust
Expansion intake manifold
Exhaust emission treatment
2 catalytic converters
EPA estimates not yet available.
Chassis and Suspension
MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar
LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar
Electric power-assisted steering with variable steering ratio
350 mm brake rotors with 6-piston calipers at front; 350 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
8.5J X 20 ET53
245 / 35 ZR20
11.5J X 21 ET67
305 / 30 ZR21
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Top track speed
0 - 60 mph
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package
Width w/ mirrors folded
Drag coefficient (Cd)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Front luggage compartment volume