The completely new three liter, twin-turbocharged engine generation makes driving the 2017 911 Carrera models an even more pleasurable and engaging experience. Operating with up to 13.1 psi (0.9 bar) of boost pressure, the 911 Carrera develops 370 horsepower, while the powerplant in 911 Carrera S now delivers 420 horsepower using up to 16 psi (1.1 bar) of boost pressure. This represents a 20 horsepower improvement over the respective predecessors. The 50 horsepower increase of 911 Carrera S compared to the 911 Carrera comes from turbochargers with larger impellers, a model-specific exhaust system, and a different tune for the engine management system.
The enhanced performance of the 911 Carrera extends to the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the stability control system offers a new mode known as “PSM Sport” that is activated via the PSM button on the center console. Its functionality differs significantly from the normal “PSM On” mode. To inform the driver, a warning light in the instrument cluster lights up when PSM Sport mode is activated, and the yellow “PSM Off” symbol up when PSM is switched off.
The 911 Carrera Coupe with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono Package accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds (0.2 sec faster than the previous model). With the same equipment, the 911 Carrera S takes just 3.7 seconds (0.2 sec faster). New PSM Sport mode provides a significantly higher intervention threshold. When equipped with all performance-enhancing options, the 911 Carrera S is capable of lapping the Nuerburgring-Nordschleife in 7:30 minutes – a full 10 seconds faster than its similarly-equipped predecessor.
The standard seven-speed manual transmission has been adapted to suit the new engine’s powerband and characteristics. Longer ratios for gears three through seven reduce fuel consumption without affecting the car’s responsiveness. Furthermore, the mechanical design of the manual transmission was adapted to the higher torque of the new engines. A new two-disc clutch has been installed as well. It enables comfortable clutch engagement despite the high torque of the new turbocharged engines. This lets the driver extract the full performance, particularly on roads requiring frequent shifting, without strenuous clutch work.
The active aerodynamic system adjusts the angle of attack of the rear spoiler according to the flap position, to assure finely balanced aerodynamic control at the front and rear axles in every situation. The variable spoiler performs another task with the introduction of turbocharged engines: by adjusting the angle of attack, the air stream is redirected so that more air enters the intake ports for intercooling. When outside temperatures are high, the spoiler can even be extended starting at 37 miles per hour to increase the throughput of intercooling air.
The front fascia of the new 911 has a striking new form with a much stronger profile. This makes the front look wider and more modern. This effect is underscored by the narrowed front lights positioned above the cooling air intakes. These redesigned lights contain the park/positioning lights and the direction indicators. The newly designed Bi-Xenon™ headlights with integrated 4-point LED daytime running lights make the 911 instantly recognizable as a Porsche, even from a distance. The center part of the new front fascia features two horizontal vanes that underscore the width of the 911. In the top part of the front fascia, design elements that form the lines of the V-shaped profile stand out. The airblades and the active cooling air vanes optimize utilization of cooling air while also improving aerodynamics. The three-dimensional form of the front spoiler lip stands for even sportier aerodynamics. As before, vehicles equipped with the optional PASM Sport Suspension are fitted with a larger front spoiler lip, which improves downforce in conjunction with a rear-spoiler that operates with adjustable angles of attack.
The new Porsche Communication Management system with online navigation and a state-of-the-art touchscreen offers new connectivity and is as easy to operate as a smartphone. It includes traffic information in real time, Google Earth and Google Street View. It is very easy to network with a smartphone. Numerous apps are available.
A standard feature on the new 2017 911 Carrera models is the newly developed Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, including an online navigation module. The PCM can be operated with multi-touch gestures on the seven inch display, similar to a smartphone. Handwritten user inputs are recognized. Mobile phones and smartphones can now also be connected via Wi-Fi. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone® to the PCM to utilize Apple CarPlay™.Real-time traffic information is available for significantly improved navigation. It gives the driver a quick overview of the traffic situation and guarantees dynamic adaptation of the route. Google™ Earth and Google™ StreetView are also being integrated for the first time to offer better orientation. Porsche Car Connect and the Connect Plus module can be used to remotely control vehicle functions, transferring destinations to the PCM for navigation and streaming music using third-party service providers via the PCM.
The 2017 911 Carrera is the first 2-door Porsche sports car to come standard with a multi-collision brake system. Studies have shown that in nearly a quarter of all rear-impact collisions, the first collision is followed immediately by a second, such as with the car driving ahead or with other obstacles. This is precisely where the multi-collision brake system comes in. It brakes the vehicle automatically after the airbag control unit detects a collision of a specific intensity. Then the system autonomously initiates braking at a maximum deceleration rate of 0.6 g to reduce impact energy as much as possible. The assistance system generally applies the brakes until a residual vehicle speed of 6 miles per hour is reached. The driver can override the system at any time by braking even harder or by accelerating.
For the new 911 Carrera, Porsche is expanding its lineup of optional assistance systems by adding the lane change assistant, which enhances safety on the highway. The system uses radar sensors to monitor the blind spots as well as the area to the sides and the rear of the vehicle. Operational over a speed range from approximately 19 miles per hour to 155 miles per hour, the assistant informs the driver of any vehicles in these areas. If the system detects another vehicle in the adjacent lane, it informs the driver of this with a visible signal in the mirror attachment point finisher. The system can be activated or deactivated via the onboard computer in the instrument cluster.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|911 Carrera||911 Carrera S||911 Carrera Cabriolet||911 Carrera S Cabriolet|
|Engine layout||Rear Engine||Rear Engine||Rear Engine||Rear Engine|
|Engine type||Boxer, twin-turbo||Boxer, twin-turbo||Boxer, twin-turbo||Boxer, twin-turbo|
|Valves per cylinder||4||4||4||4|
|Construction||Aluminum crankcase and heads||Aluminum crankcase and heads||Aluminum crankcase and heads||Aluminum crankcase and heads|
|Fuel injection||Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)||Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)||Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)||Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)|
|Displacement (Liters)||3.0 l||3.0 l||3.0 l||3.8 l|
|Bore/Stroke (mm/mm)||91.0 mm / 76.0 mm||91.0 mm / 76.0 mm||91.0 mm / 76.0 mm||91.0 mm / 76.0 mm|
|Maximum power output @ engine speed||370 hp @ 6500||420 hp @ 6500||370 hp @ 6500||420 hp @ 6500|
|Maximum torque @ engine speed||331 lb.-ft. @ 1700-5000||368 lb.-ft. @ 1700-5000||331 lb.-ft. @ 1700-5000||368 lb.-ft. @ 1700-5000|
|Maximum engine speed||7500||7500||7500||7500|
|Compression ratio||10.0 : 1||10.0 : 1||10.0 : 1||10.0 : 1|
|Output per liter||124.1 hp||140.0 hp||124.1 hp||140.0 hp|
|Lubrication||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump|
|Electrical System||12 V, 2450 W alternator; battery capacity 80 Ah||12 V, 2940 W alternator; battery capacity 80 Ah||12 V, 2450 W alternator; battery capacity 95 Ah||12 V, 2940 W alternator; battery capacity 95 Ah|
|Power to weight ratio (lb/hp)||8.5 (manual) / 8.6 (PDK)||7.6 (manual) / 7.7 (PDK)||8.9 (manual) / 9.1 (PDK)||7.9 (manual) / 8.0 (PDK)|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Chassis & Suspension|
|Body||Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel, aluminum and magnesium||Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel, aluminum and magnesium||Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel, aluminum and magnesium||Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel, aluminum and magnesium|
|Front Axle||MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar|
|Rear Axle||Aluminum multi-link with anti-roll bar||Aluminum multi-link with anti-roll bar||Aluminum multi-link with anti-roll bar||Aluminum multi-link with anti-roll bar|
|Steering System||Variable ratio electromec. power steering||Variable ratio electromec. power steering||Variable ratio electromec. power steering||Variable ratio electromec. power steering|
|Steering Ratio||16.6 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1||16.6 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1||16.6 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1||16.6 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1|
|Steering Ratio with rear-axle steering||not available||15.0 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1||not available||15.0 : 1 (on-center) to 12.5 : 1|
|Turning Circle||36.7 ft||36.7 ft / 35.1 ft. (with rear-axle steering)||36.7 ft||36.7 ft / 35.1 ft (with rear-axle steering)|
|Brakes & Wheels|
|Caliper type||Aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brake||Aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brake||Aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brake||Aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brake|
|Number of pistons (front/rear)||4 / 4||6 / 4||4 / 4||6 / 4|
|Rotor diameter (front/rear) mm||330 mm / 330 mm||350 mm / 330 mm||330 mm / 330 mm||350 mm / 330 mm|
|Rotor thickness (front/rear) mm||34 mm / 28 mm||34 mm / 28 mm||34 mm / 28 mm||34 mm / 28 mm|
|Name and option #||19" Carrera||20" Carrera S||19" Carrera||20" Carrera S|
|Standard wheels (front/rear)||8.5J x 19" ET 50 / 11,5J x 19" ET 76||8.5J x 20" ET 49 / 11,5J x 20" ET 76||8.5J x 19" ET 50 / 11,5J x 19" ET 76||8.5J x 20" ET 49 / 11,5J x 20" ET 76|
|Tires (front/rear)||235/40 ZR 19 / 295/35 ZR 19||245/35 ZR 20 / 305/30 ZR 20||235/40 ZR 19 / 295/35 ZR 19||245/35 ZR 20 / 305/30 ZR 20|
|Number of gears||7||7||7||7|
|Transmission type||7-speed manual / 7-speed PDK||7-speed manual / 7-speed PDK||7-speed manual / 7-speed PDK||7-speed manual / 7-speed PDK|
|1st||3.91 / 3.91||3.91 / 3.91||3.91 / 3.91||3.91 / 3.91|
|2nd||2.29 / 2.29||2.29 / 2.29||2.29 / 2.29||2.29 / 2.29|
|3rd||1.58 / 1.58||1.58 / 1.58||1.58 / 1.58||1.58 / 1.58|
|4th||1.18 / 1.18||1.18 / 1.18||1.18 / 1.18||1.18 / 1.18|
|5th||0.94 / 0.94||0.94 / 0.94||0.94 / 0.94||0.94 / 0.94|
|6th||0.79 / 0.79||0.79 / 0.79||0.79 / 0.79||0.79 / 0.79|
|7th||0.62 / 0.62||0.62 / 0.62||0.62 / 0.62||0.62 / 0.62|
|Reverse||3.55 / 3.55||3.55 / 3.55||3.55 / 3.55||3.55 / 3.55|
|Total Rear Axle Ratio||3.44 / 3.44||3.59 / 3.59||3.44 / 3.44||3.59 / 3.59|
|Clutch/Converter diameter (inches)||9.0 inches (man.) / 8.0 / 6.0 inches (PDK)||9.0 inches (man.) / 8.0 / 6.0 inches (PDK)||9.0 inches (man.) / 8.0 / 6.0 inches (PDK)||9.0 inches (man.) / 8.0 / 6.0 inches (PDK)|
|Dimensions, Aerodynamics, & Weight|
|Length (inches/mm)||177.1 in. / 4499 mm||177.1 in. / 4499 mm||177.1 in. / 4499 mm||177.1 in. / 4499 mm|
|Wheelbase (inches/mm)||96.5 in. / 2450 mm||96.5 in. / 2450 mm||96.5 in. / 2450 mm||96.5 in. / 2450 mm|
|Width w/ mirrors (inches/mm)||77.9 in. / 1978 mm||77.9 in. / 1978 mm||77.9 in. / 1978 mm||77.9 in. / 1978 mm|
|Width w/o mirrors (inches/mm)||71.2 in. / 1808 mm||71.2 in. / 1808 mm||71.2 in. / 1808 mm||71.2 in. / 1808 mm|
|Height||50.9 in. / 1294 mm||51.0 in. / 1296 mm||50.7 in. / 1289 mm||50.8 in. / 1291 mm|
|Track width front (inches/mm)||60.7 in. / 1541 mm||60.7 in. / 1543 mm||60.7 in. / 1541 mm||60.7 in. / 1543 mm|
|Track width rear (inches/mm)||59.8 in. / 1518 mm||59.8 in. / 1518 mm||59.8 in. / 1518 mm||59.8 in. / 1518 mm|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.29||0.30||0.30||0.30|
|Cargo area volume (cu.-ft.) front trunk||145 l / 5.12 cu.-ft.||145 l / 5.12 cu.-ft.||145 l / 5.12 cu.-ft.||145 l / 5.12 cu.-ft.|
|Cargo area volume (cu.-ft.) rear seats||260 l / 9.18 cu.-ft.||260 l / 9.18 cu.-ft.||160 l / 5.65 cu.-ft.||160 l / 5.65 cu.-ft.|
|Fuel tank capacity - refill volume (gal)||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.|
|Curb weight (lbs)||3153 lbs. (man.) / 3197 lbs. (PDK)||3175 lbs. (man.) / 3219 lbs. (PDK)||3307 lbs. (man.) / 3351 lbs. (PDK)||3329 lbs. (man.) / 3373 lbs. (PDK)|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (lbs)||4133 lbs. (man.) / 4166 lbs. (PDK)||4188 lbs. (man.) / 4221 lbs. (PDK)||4243 lbs. (man.) / 4276 lbs. (PDK)||4299 lbs. (man.) / 4332 lbs. (PDK)|
|Payload range (lbs)||980 lbs. (man.) / 969 lbs. (PDK)||1013 lbs. (man.) / 1002 lbs. (PDK)||936 lbs. (man.) / 925 lbs. (PDK)||970 lbs. (man.) / 959 lbs. (PDK)|
|Top track speed manual (mph)||183 mph||191 mph||181 mph||190 mph|
|Top track speed PDK (mph)||182 mph||190 mph||180 mph||189 mph|
|Acceleration 0-60 manual (sec)||4.4 sec.||4.1 sec.||4.6 sec.||4.3 sec.|
|Acceleration 0-60 PDK (sec)||4.2 sec.||3.9 sec.||4.4 sec.||4.1 sec.|
|Acceleration 0-60 PDK with Launch Control (sec)||4.0 sec.||3.7 sec.||4.2 sec.||3.9 sec.|
|Quarter mile time manual (sec)||12.8 sec.||12.5 sec.||13.0 sec.||12.7 sec.|
|Quarter mile time PDK (sec)||12.6 sec.||12.3 sec.||12.8 sec.||12.5 sec.|
|Quarter mile time PDK with Launch Control (sec)||12.4 sec.||12.0 sec.||12.5 sec.||12.2 sec.|
|City||20 mpg (manual) / 22 mpg (PDK)||20 mpg (manual) / 22 mpg (PDK)||20 mpg (manual) / 22 mpg (PDK)||20 mpg (manual) / 22 mpg (PDK)|
|Highway||29 mpg (manual) / 30 mpg (PDK)||29 mpg (manual) / 28 mpg (PDK)||29 mpg (manual) / 28 mpg (PDK)||28 mpg (manual) / 28 mpg (PDK)|
|Combined||23 mpg (manual) / 25 mpg (PDK)||23 mpg (manual) / 24 mpg (PDK)||23 mpg (manual) / 24 mpg (PDK)||23 mpg (manual) / 24 mpg (PDK)|