Porsche Malaysia (Sime Darby Auto Performance) has been unveiled at the Malaysian track of Sepang, in conjunction with the weekend’s Porsche Carrera Cup Asia festivities. Malaysia happens to be a top market for Porsche in the S.E.A. (South East Asia) region when it comes to the 911.
Two versions of the New 911 are available the Carrera S and Carrera 4S, now attached with Wet Mode, Night Vision Assist and a whole lot of exterior and interior items.
There’s much to explore when it comes to the 911’s exterior. At a glance, it’s got wider wheel arches to wrap the 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. The front-end is 45mm wider, to go with a forward-extended bonnet with LED Matrix headlights/ 4-point DRLs, super slim foglights on the bumper and a distinctive recess in front of the windscreen. The 4-point DRLs are integrated to the front apron.
At the profile, the 911 has tapered and smooth side contour, emphasized by the flush integration of the electrical pop-out handles. From the rear, the highlights include a wide, variable spoiler (25% wider than the predecessor), a singular light bar, vertically arranged louvres of the air intake and a third brake light. Rear wheel drive 911s have black louvres, while the all-wheel-drive models have chrome elements in the rear grille. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium. Not only does the downwards shift of the number plate, tailpipe trim and auxiliary lights give the new 911 a lower stance, it provides the rear apron an overall minimalist look.
Interior-wise, the 911 is familiar across the generations but Porsche has added some new elements for 2019 version. These includes 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, a centrally positioned analogue rev counter housed between two thin, frameless free form high-resolution 7-inch displays and a docked-on control panel of five buttons.
Power output of the 911 is now 450 hp thanks to the updated flat-six, that’s 30 hp more than the previous 911. Paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. torque is also 30 Nm higher, up to 530 Nm in the 2019 version. This gives both 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S impressive acceleration values with both beating the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100km/h (3.7 seconds and 3.6 seconds respectively).
The 911 now comes with Wet mode and Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera. The wet mode warns the driver in advance, who can then adjust the vehicle settings to emphasize on safety at the push of a button or using the mode switch on the steering (Sport Chrono Package). Whereas, the Night Vision Assist is pretty self explanatory.
Apart from the latest 911, Porsche Malaysia brought forth the previous generations of the 911 to the track for a Timeless sshowcase.
The new 911 Carrera S price starts from RM1,150,000 while the new 911 Carrera 4S price starts from RM1,220,000.