Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JAN-FEB 2019

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Other notable exterior elements include flush integration of the electric door handles that extend outward when needed; new LED headlights; a front luggage compartment lid with pronounced contours that evoke the design of early 911s; a significantly wider, variable-position rear spoiler; and, a seamless, elegant light bar, which is now a feature on both two- and four- wheel drive variants. e turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S produces 443 horsepower, a 23-horsepower increase over the previous model. Equipped with an 8-speed PDK dual clutch transmission as standard, the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S Coupe takes 3.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from standstill, while the 911 Carrera 4S Coupe with all- wheel drive covers the distance in 3.4 seconds (0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case). Opt for the Sport Chrono Package to shave off another 0.2 seconds. Top track speeds are now 191 miles per hour for the 911 Carrera S, and 190 miles per hour for the all-wheel drive version. A manual transmission will be offered at a later date. Po r s c h e 9 1 1 m o d e l s f r o m t h e 1 9 7 0 s p r ov i d e d t h e inspiration for the completely new interior, characterized by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instr uments. Left and right of the centrally positioned tachometer are a pair of frameless, free-form displays that p r ov i d e t h e d r i v e r w i t h i n f o r m a t i o n . Mo re t h a n t h re e inches larger than the previous model, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 10.9-inch touchscreen display can be operated quickly and intuitively thanks to the new architecture. Located underneath the screen, a compact switch panel with five buttons provides direct access to key vehicle functions. e standard PCM system features Porsche Connect Plus including online traffic information based on swarm data. The 2020 911 Carrera S has a base MSRP of $113,200, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S will be offered starting at $120,600, each not including the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. The models can be ordered now and are expected to reach U.S. dealers in summer 2019. sl slmag.net 35

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