Porsche introduced today the 911 Black Edition, a new special edition based on the 345 hp (254 kW) Carrera powered by the 3.6 litre engine. Available as a coupe and cabriolet and of course only in a black color, the new edition will be limited to just 1,911 units and costs exactly as much as the Carrera basic models, which means 85,538 Euros for the Coupé and 96,843 Euros for the Cabriolet, including value-added tax.
The 911 Black Edition will also be available with a basalt black metallic paint as an option. Regarding the design, the cars will be available with 19 inch 911 Turbo II bi-colour wheels as well as with grey top-tint in the windscreen and black brake calipers. The ‘Black Edition’ lettering is found on the stainless steel door entry guards.
Furthermore, the interior design is completed by with high-quality partial leather seats (the interior can also be upgraded with the option of an additional leather interior). The instrument cluster naturally remains in black, while the decorative moulding on the dashboard, gear lever or selector and air vents provide a contrast with their aluminium look paint.
The rear centre console is painted in the exterior colour, while the limited edition is highlighted with a badge found on the glove compartment lid. The BOSE Surround Sound-System is offered as standard and comes with 13 loudspeakers (twelve in the Cabriolet) including active subwoofer and centre speaker in order to deliver a total output of 385 W.
Moreover, the special edition comes with Porsche Communication Management (PCM), GPS navigation module, parking assistant, cruise control, automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors and a rain sensor. As we said at the beginning of this article, the car is powered by the 3.6-liter flat-six cylinder engine, producing 345 hp (245 kW) at 6,500 rpm.
Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the engine can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds (5.1 for the Cabriolet) and delivers a top speed of 289 km/h (180 mph) . The Coupé consumes a total of 10.3 litres of fuel (NEDC) per 100 kilometres (27.43 mpg imp.), the open top Carrera needs only a tenth of a litre more. Using the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the cars can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds (4.9 for the Cabriolet).
Furthermore, the cars have better fuel consumption: 9.8 l/100 km (28.82 mpg imp.) and 9.9 l/100 km (28.53 mpg imp.). With the Sport Chrono Plus package installed, the cars also get the additional "Launch Control" function, which can improve acceleration times by further 0.2 seconds. The 911 Black Edition sportiness and comfort can be enhanced with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as well as with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) with ceramic disc brakes is offered as an option.