Porsche 911 lineup to get more power, additional perks for the 2017MY

Article by Christian A., on March 23, 2017

To the proud owners and owner-to-be of the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS, there's good news for you all. German automobile manufacturer Porsche recently confirmed to the public that the Porsche 911 will be offering increased range of modifications: new color alternatives, increased horsepower of up to 30 (22 kilowatts), and connectivity services.

The two-door, high performance and exclusive sports car will be all that any car aficionado will talk about in the coming days as those who are looking to own a sports car from the Porsche 911 line-up can now opt for a kit that can give the 911 S, 4S and Targa 4S a 30-hp expansion to 444 hp (331 kilowatts). Further modifications that come along with the kit includes larger turbos, dynamic engine bearings, modified brake cooling and even a sports exhaust- How cool is that? To 911 S owners hoping to up their game, the automaker powerhouse can equip their existing rides but is requiring the Sports Chrono Package to be present before any upgrades can be executed.

The Sports Chrono Package which can enhance the performance of 911's responses with a click of the button, is compatible with the GTS cars. But this package won't come cheap, as it has a price tag of over $12,350 with a manual transmission or otherwise a cost of $12,870 with the PDK. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplug (PDK) dual clutch transmission serves as an option. Retrofit pricing is not made available yet by the German company. Also included are the PASM active suspension, a dynamic light system with bixenon headlights and a ritzy interior lined in faux suede and optimum leather.

Next in line is the expanded connection features in 14 countries worldwide. The Connect Plus option features a dedicated SIM card that supports the LTE standard, the option includes flat data rate for utilization of both navigation and infotainment services. The widened Concierge Service will be made available with the Connect Plus Option in Japan and China, respectively.

Also the Concierge Service Connect Plus Option offers a personalized, on request services- including realtime flight booking, car rental, hotel room booking and restaurant reservations using client's credit card. Only recently, the Panamera has exclusive access to the Porsche connect offers. Porsche reiterated that the retrofit process for the connect system will only take an hour and a half and will be offered free of charge. The car owners will be contacted through writing and will receive an exclusive invitation to use the Porsche Connect Portal.

Porsche is offering a whole new color palette for the interior and exterior area to be launched. For the 911 GTS, Crayon and four-coat Safron Yellow Metallic with sanding is available. The 911 Targa and Targa S is available in Satin Black upon one's wishes. Also for the current model of the Porsche Cayenne, the said supercar can be painted with the new Purpulite Metallic and Palladium Metallic

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New colours, more connectivity and 30 hp more power for the 911

Porsche is launching the new model year with a significantly expanded range of extras: Alongside an array of new colour variants for the interior and exterior of all model lines, notable is the greatly increased range of options for connectivity services that are available as part of Porsche Connectivity. In addition, a kit to increase power by 22 kW (30 hp) is available to order now as special equipment ex works for the 911 S model variants.

Expanded Porsche Connect Features
In 14 countries*, the Connect Plus option from Porsche Connect now features an integrated SIM card that supports the LTE standard. The package includes a flat data rate for using navigation and infotainment services. An expanded Concierge Service will be available with the Connect Plus option in China and Japan, too. The Concierge Service from Porsche Connect for China and Japan offers individual, on-demand services. In future, this will also include the option to book flights, rental cars and hotel rooms, as well as make restaurant reservations using credit card information. This exclusive service will also allow customers to add these destinations to the navigation system in the PCM.

Connect Plus is supplied as standard equipment in the 911 and Panamera and is available as an option for all other models – in combination with the navigation module where necessary.

Later this year, the new Porsche Connect package will offer the option to book two data packs to enable additional data usage. Using the optional data packs gives customers the opportunity to also stream music or to use the WiFi hotspot integrated in their vehicle. There are two different packs available for this purpose: One pack with seven gigabytes that is valid for 30 days and a one-gigabyte top-up pack that is valid for an unlimited period. This pack can be booked as soon as the seven-gigabyte pack has been used up. Both data packs are available from the Porsche Connect Store.

More Porsche Connect services for existing vehicles too
In addition to the enhancements involved in the new model year, Porsche is offering the complete range of Porsche Connect services introduced with the Panamera models for existing vehicles with the Connect Plus option through a migration procedure. All models produced from September 2015 (CW 38) are affected, with the exception of the Panamera. Only vehicles that left the factory before June 2016 will require a software update in the workshop. The respective vehicle owners will be contacted in writing. The retrofit process takes no more than one and a half hours and is completed free of charge. Models produced after this date are already set up to use all the services currently offered by Porsche Connect. The vehicle owner will receive an invitation to use the Porsche Connect Portal, which can be used to activate the option to use these services.

Updated range of colours with new options
Porsche is offering new interior and exterior colours in all model ranges. One such colour is Crayon, which is now available for all 911 and 718 models. Reserved for the 911 is four-coat paint in Saffron Yellow Metallic with intermediate sanding. This paint creates a particularly impression of depth. The optional sports exhaust system is now also available with tailpipes in high-gloss Black. The interior range has been expanded to include Sport-Tex equipment in Black or Graphite Blue/Crayon. The 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition is also available in Aetna Blue and with a Graphite Blue interior. For the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, customers can choose a Saffron Yellow Metallic exterior. The colour range for the Cayenne in the current model year now includes the new Purpurite Metallic, as well as Palladium Metallic as a special colour. The leather interior of the Macan is available in Black/Luxor Beige. For the Panamera, the new exterior colours of Burgundy Red Metallic and Ristretto Brown Metallic are now offered, and the leather interior can be ordered in Black/Luxor Beige. The club leather interior is available in the new colours of Cohiba Brown and Truffle Brown.

Power increase to 450 hp for all 911 S variants as an option
For all new 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S models, Porsche Exclusive offers a kit to increase power by 22 kW (30 hp) to 331 kW (450 hp) ex works. The package includes such features as larger turbochargers, the Sport Chrono package including dynamic engine mountings, a modified brake cooling system and the sports exhaust system with two central tailpipes in a unique design. Prices for the kit start from EUR 10,139 depending on the vehicle equipment. From June 2017 onwards, the power kit will also be available from Porsche Tequipment as a retrofit option for vehicles that already feature the Sport Chrono package.

The model year change involves a price adjustment of between 0.9 and 2.0 per cent depending on the model. The price for the Cayenne S Diesel Platinum Edition remains unchanged at EUR 90,417 including VAT in Germany.

* Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA

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