2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 , 00:10:23 byEmil

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Porsche 911 Carrera S

The new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is now longer, wider and lower than the previous models and its wheelbase measures 96.5 inches which is great for interior dimensions and ride comfort. Because of its new proportions the weight of the car is better centered in the chassis. The tail lamps are narrower, with the new ridge that emphasizes the special wide stance of the rump just how the old full-band tail lamps did. The engine can be found at the back and the redesigning process was indeed a tough job as turning something incredible into something more, it cannot be easy. Anyway, in the end, the Porsche engineers managed to obtain great results.

For the interior, the specialists have provided doors with a new design with a prominent grab handle, the front seats are a bit narrow, but still comfortable as are still adjustable and very supportive. The new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S receives power from a 3.4-liter flat 6-cylinder engine capable of generating 350 horsepower and 287 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds. The power produced is then being sent to the wheels through manual transmission.

The car equipped with the PDK dual-clutch unit can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. As optional, we can choose the Sport Chrono package which can decrease the acceleration time by another 0.2 seconds, enabling the car to reach a top speed of 179 mph. The standard S model also comes equipped with Porsche Torque Vectoring technology, which brakes the inside rear wheel in corners to enhance the handling of the car. To transfer the power to the road, the engineers have offered 20-inch Pirelli P-Zero tires measuring 245 / 35 ZR 20 on the front axle and 295 / 30 ZR 20 on the rear one. The new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S comes with 13.4 x 1.3-inch steel discs up front and 13 x 1.1-inch discs out back, hutted by 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston clamps in the rear. The starting price was established at $82.100 for the standard model and it can go up to $96.400 for the Carrera S.

Source: autoblog via cars-specifications.com