@ 6600 rpm
/ 3131 lbs
911 Carrera S with its 3.8-liter engine has been upgraded for
2009 with the addition of an extra 30 horsepower. With this
extra power, the Carrera S now offers a top speed of 188 mph.
The new generation 911 is available for the first time with
the new Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK), Porsche's double-clutch
gearbox. The seven speed gearbox combines the driving comfort
of an automatic transmission with the gearshift capacity of
a sequential gearbox used in race cars. Since Porsche's double-clutch
also boasts an automatic gearshift function, it replaces the
former Porsche Tiptronic S automatic transmission on both the
Carrera and Carrera S. PDK improves acceleration while reducing
fuel consumption over the previous generation of Tiptronic S
equipped 911s through optimized and adaptive gearshifts.
The Carrera S, equipped with the PDK transmission, can hit 60
mph in just 4.3 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than with
a manual six-speed gearbox. The Carrera S equipped with the
Sport Chrono Plus package and PDK accelerates from 0 to 60 mph
in 4.1 seconds.
The latest Porsche Communication Management system, PCM 3.0,
which includes a new touchscreen feature, is standard on all
2009 and onward 911s. Along with this upgraded system, options
such as a hard disk drive navigation system, XM radio with XM
NavTraffic capability, Bluetooth connectivity, iPODport, USB
port, and aux jack will be available.