|Porsche 911 Carrera|
As Kenya celebrated her freedom from colonial rule, people in Germany were gracing the debut of the Porsche 911 Carrera. 48 years later Porsche have launched the next generation in a long line of ionic 911 sports cars which trace their roots to back to the Volkswagen Beetle.
|Side view featuring the 20 inch wheels|
Although it still bears the same coupe like shape presents in all previous 911s the designers at Porsche have incorporated new, exciting contours and precisely designed details that give the new 911 an amazing shape. The front design consists of huge air intakes that channel cool air to the radiators located at the front.
|Porsche 911 Carrera S|
Under the intakes is an air splitter that ensures smooth flow of air under its wide wheel base. At each intake are LED integrated fog lights that give it an even more aggressive character. At each side of the wide-arched wings is the trademark round bi-xenon headlamps.
|Side view of the 911 Carrera S|
At the side, the redesigned exterior mirrors are now mounted on the upper edge of the door and not as before on the mirror triangle. The redesigned exterior mirrors help channel air around the vehicle. They also help boost the new design line and visual impression of width.
|the S in action|
At the back is the trademark spoiler that rises up at certain speeds. The trademark air outlets are located at the top of the now is it boot or bonnet? OK all you need to know is that they ensure the engine is running efficiently.
|Front View of the 911 Carrera S|
Below the outlets are the newly redesigned triangular shaped rear lights consisting of numerous LEDs. I believe Porsche engineers made them that cool as they knew that the rear will be much visible most of the time. Under the twin triangles are oval shaped exhaust pipes.
|Triangular stripped rear LED lights|
The Carrera S comes fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels which are available as an option to the standard Carrera.
|Sits lower than the previous model|
As standard with all 911 the engine is located at the rear. The 911 Carrera has a 3.4 litre direct injection flat-six engine with an output of 350 hp. This will take it from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.6 second. If one orders the 911with the optional with the Chrono Pack the time is slashed to 4.4 sec. The powerful Carrera 911 S version has a 3.8 liter direct injection flat-six engine that gives out 400hp.
|Amazingly looking rear|
The S can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds. With the Chrono Pack, 4.1 seconds is all you need to do 100km/h from a standstill. Connected to the engine is Porsche Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission system.
|Carrera 911 front view|
Although it’s not as huge at its name it does an important job of ensuring no power is lost when changing gear. It also boost fuel efficiency as less fuel will be required to accelerate. The Carrera S come fitted with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear limited slip differential.
The interior consists of hand stitched leather from the finest European cows. The leather covers the dash, the seats and the multifunctional steering wheel. A stylish clock sits on the top of the dash giving the 911 a luxury appeal. At the middle of cockpit is a multifunctional 7 inch screen. The screen acts as the navigation system and the entertainment unit.
The driver is now even more closely integrated with the cockpit. This is thanks to the raised centre console and the high-mounted shift lever. They are both located close to the steering wheel in typical motorsport fashion.
|Leather covered interior|
The electric control sports seats provide much needed comfort even on long journeys. It also comes fitted with automatic climate control system and a huge stereo with MP3 integration. The extra with provides even more room for two more occupants at the rear seat.
|Rear of the Porsche 911 Carrera S|
The 911 Carrera is price from £71,499 around Kshs. 14 million excluding taxes while the 911 Carrera S is priced at £81,242 around Kshs. 16 million excluding taxes.