Some cars match the quietness of 911 in many areas. Range 911 at once fast but highly structured, useful and civilized. Likewise, there are some cars offered in such variant attacks – for 2018, there are 20 911 different. The Porsche strategy methodically launched a new variant almost every six months (or so it seems) has been so successful that it has been adopted in varying degrees by many other automakers.
911 shares a front-end architecture with a lower Boxster / Cayman 718 model, which reduces costs – the bones of the forward firewall are largely shared. After the firewall, 911 is not like any other car. 2 + 2 seating arrangements and engines hung outside the unique rear axle in the automotive world.
While in the past, the 911 rear engine layout has been at the root of some non-compliant handling characteristics, there is no denying the benefits of braking and acceleration it provides. And the modern 911 has completely dispelled his more famous habits. In the 911 process has turned into more GT cars, something bigger and more comfortable to travel away from the 911s of yore. But it can not be denied that it is an accomplished car driver with the same bit.
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Specs
For 2018, the GT3 variant receives significant refreshment with a revised and more powerful engine, plus a unique and optional six-speed manual gearbox, suspension suspension adjustment and multiple aerodynamic tweaks. The other 911 models received little change this year. All 911 models now come with the first year’s scheduled maintenance as standard. There is an improved cabin air filter and an updated color palette inside and outside.
While the 911 car is consistently brilliant up into the Turbo S range, the fundamental advantages of the basic Carrera model are often underappreciated. We will go with the Carrera coupe with several options. Purists will want an incredible manual gearbox, but the dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission is also amazing. Premium package with powered sports seats is a great value, and we will add Sport Chrono and front lift system.
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2018 Porsche 911 Features
2018 Porsche 911 is available in stunning quantities of trim levels and body style. At the most basic level, there is a standard Carrera rear wheel coupe or an open Cabriolet. Each model is available with an all-wheel drive, designated as Carrera 4 or Carrera 4 Cabriolet. There is also a Targa model with a retractable hardtop that is only available with an all wheel drive. All the above mentioned models are also available in high-performance S versions. There is also a higher Carrera GTS performance available on all three body styles. The most powerful rear-wheel drive model is the track-ready GT3. Finally, there is an all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo. It is also available as a coupe or convertible in a standard song or a more powerful S song. If that is not enough, Porsche’s exclusive program provides further customization.
The Carrera model is a rear-wheeled coupe and features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine (370 hp, 331 lb-ft). The seven-speed manual gearbox is standard; The automatic dual-clutch PDK is optional. Do not be fooled by the “basic” bill – Carrera is one of those satisfying cars that are often overlooked.
The Carrera 4 model (and the other with number 4 as its name) adds an all-wheel drive and a rear fender 1.7 inches wider.
All S models (apart from Turbo S) have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six engine with greater power (420 hp, 368 lb-ft), bigger brakes, thin gap and 20-inch wheels. Optional features on the S model that are not available on the basic version include sports suspension, active stabilizer bar and rear steering system.
The Cabriolet model features an electrically operated folding top, while the Targa variant has a hard, hard roof panel.
The GTS variation is basically a S model with more standard equipment, increased power (450 hp, 405 lb-ft), wider rear fender than 4 models on all GTS variants, and unique interior and exterior trims. These models are in great demand.
The turbo model is a powerful mega-car with a wide range of talents. The engine has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine (540 hp, 486 lb-ft) and a rear fender that is 2.8 inches wider than the 911 base, and exclusively equipped with PDK and all-wheel drive gearboxes. The Turbo S models have greater strength (580 hp, 516 lb-ft), center lock wheel, active stabilizer bar, carbon ceramic brakes, 18-way adaptive sport seats with leather backs, two-tone skin interiors and adaptive LEDs. Headlights as standard equipment.
The GT3 model is the most focused of all 911 and is favored by contingent trackday owners. They are an exclusive rear-wheel-drive coupe that features a 4.0-liter nonturbocharged 6-liter flat-six engine (500 hp, 339 lb-ft) and a choice of either a seven-speed PDK or a unique six-speed manual gearbox. The rear wing is fixed and the front end is unique and the care under the car body improves its aerodynamic performance. Rear-wheel steering, active engine mounts, limited mechanical slip (GT3s equipped with PDK have active differences), unique seats, navigation and track analysis applications are standard.
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2018 Porsche 911 Interior
Lots of headroom and good viewing distance. Material quality and driving position are excellent. Although the backseat is small, not many competitors offer them. Limited visibility is limited and camera backup is not big.
Ease of use
The controls are easy to reach. The drive mode button on the steering wheel works very well. Too many small buttons that do not all work as you expect.
In and out
Although on the roof is low and somewhat high, nothing is more difficult than any other sports car in or out. Our testers, equipped with an optional PASM Sport suspension, sit almost an inch lower than the standard.
The basics of solid control placement are supported by a large number of adjustments in the optional optional front seat 18 and steering column tilt and power telescope. There is nothing in your position (and your perfect driving position).
Front room and front leg room are abundant, but wider passengers may feel pinched. The back is best for luggage; Even a small child will be crowded. Our sunroof-less test car easily fits in with the driver driving 6 feet plus long.
The low cage and ramps and large windshield contribute to excellent front visibility. The relatively large rear roof pillar obstructs your view of Porsche’s small spots. Small mirror and small rear window. The parking sensors were excellent; Backup camera acceptable
After two weeks at Carrera S, we could only find one fault in building quality: a clunky plastic knob for the drive mode selector on the steering wheel. Practically everything else is flawless. Good material, tight tolerance and everything you expect for the price
2018 Porsche 911 driving Test
Competence Carrera S covers a wide range. It’s with experts balancing power and high speed performance with city driving capability and everyday use. The automatic dual-clutch gearbox is the benchmark, and its acceleration from any speed is not smooth. You should look for turbo lag to find it.
Carrera S quickly blazed, turning from zero to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, reaching the marker throughout the quarter in 11.4 seconds at 121 mph. The part-throttle acceleration is also very powerful. Some drivers will complain about turbo lag, that’s how responsive it is.
Fast pedal with lots of braking when you’re really moving but brake sensitivity may require some drivers to adjust its braking style. Our simulation simulation stopped at a track of 60 feet per cent measuring 96 feet. Only a few cars on the road today can stop shorter.
The steering is well-balanced everywhere. The rear steering helps with parking maneuvers and low speed while the high speed direction changes are light and responsive. There is a slight release from the driver to the front-end action as well, but nothing with modern power steering feels better.
The Midcorner mound does not interfere with Carrera S, and the speed with which you can enter the corner makes you feel pretty heroic, even if the car is doing the work. The Carrera S ‘limit is very high (it averages 1.01 g on our skidpad) and it shows almost zero body roll.
The seven-speed PDK transmission works with magic in almost every scenario. This is great at long uphill value while also super intuitive on curved back roads. Automatic and manual modes are just as fun. It’s about as drivable as you’ll find when getting this kind of epic performance.