Limited-edition 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet arrive in spring
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Dressed in classic, timeless black, the
Porsche 911 Black Edition, a rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera Coupe or
Cabriolet powered by a 3.6-litre engine, arrives in dealerships this
spring packed with features at a surprisingly reasonable price.
Available only in solid black or basalt black metallic, the Black
Edition is limited to 1,911 units worldwide.
The 911 Black Edition isn't only distinguished from standard 911 Carrera
models by its paint colour. The most prominent exterior highlights are
the forged 19-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with a two-tone finish that
complements the discreet elegance of the exterior colour. They provide
an unobstructed view of the brakes, with black, four-piston aluminum
monobloc calipers. On the engine compartment lid, a chrome "911" badge
replaces the standard "Carrera" lettering.
Opening the door reveals stainless-steel door entry guards emblazoned
with Black Edition type. Naturally, the interior continues the exterior
colour scheme. An extended list of standard equipment features a
SportDesign steering wheel (including shift paddles for the optional
PDK transmission), aluminum-look trim on the dashboard, gear lever and
air vents. The rear centre console is painted in the exterior colour.
The 911 Black Edition comes fitted as standard with Porsche's popular
Comfort and Infotainment option packages. It thus includes rain-sensing
wipers, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, heated, power
seats, a 13-speaker, 385-watt BOSE® Surround Sound-System with
universal audio interface, 13 loudspeakers (12 in the Cabriolet) and
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a GPS navigation module.
Under the rear lid is the same 3.6-litre flat-six engine fitted to the
standard 911 Carrera, producing 345 hp at 6,500 rpm. Coupled with the
six-speed gearbox, this output enables the Black Edition to achieve a
top track speed of 289 km/h. The Coupé reaches 100 km/h from rest in
4.9 seconds, while the Cabriolet takes 5.1 seconds. Despite the
impressive performance figures, fuel consumption remains moderate:
Transport Canada's combined fuel consumption ratings are just 9.4 L/100
km for the Coupe and 9.7 L/100 km for the Cabriolet when fitted with
the optional PDK double-clutch transmission.
The 911 Black Edition enjoys all the same technical special equipment
options that are offered for the regular Carrera models. First and
foremost, the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) allows the Black Edition to execute superior acceleration times
and instantaneous gear changes while simultaneously reducing fuel
consumption. Responsiveness can be further enhanced by the Sport Chrono
Plus package, which adds a launch control function and an ultra-fast
racetrack gearshift strategy.
Both sportiness and comfort can be enhanced yet further if so desired.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system allows drivers
to switch between two stiffness settings and provides a 10-mm
ride-height reduction for a sportier look. Coupe buyers can go even
further with a PASM sports chassis, which features a 20-mm ride height
reduction and a mechanical rear differential lock. To further optimise
braking performance, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are also
All of the extra features of the 911 Black Edition come at a very
reasonable price: $92,800 for the Coupe and $104,200 for the cabriolet.
As such, they represent unprecedented value; to equip a standard 911
Carrera with the equivalent option packages as well as the same
exterior and interior enhancements would cost over $7,500 more.
Note: Photos of the new 911 Black Edition are available to accredited
journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de.
Footage material is available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.
SOURCE Porsche Canada
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