Porsche introduces the 911 (991) GUM Red Square Edition in Russia

Article by Christian A., on July 9, 2013

Porsche introduced in Russia the 911 (991) GUM Red Square Edition, a limited edition model that celebrates the 120th anniversary of the GUM department store in Red Square. For those who don’t know, including us, the GUM is a symbol of Moscow and the oldest shopping center.

Based on the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera 4S Coupe, the limited edition model will feature an exclusive body color named Pascha Red (same as the corporate logo of the GUM department store), Luxor Beige leather interior with mahogany trim elements and new stainless steel sills featuring “GUM Red Square” inscriptions.

The key fob is also painted in Pascha Red. Moreover, the 911 GUM comes with the Sport Chrono Package, Sport Exhaust tailpipes and 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels.

Under the hood, there is the same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 400 hp and 440 Nm of torque (324 lb-ft).

With these numbers, the car zooms from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with the manual transmission and 3.9 seconds with the PDK.

Representing the one of the biggest developments in its history, the latest generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera has nearly 90 percent of its components either redesigned or redeveloped. Moreover, the new Porsche 911 Carrera features a new lightweight body, new suspension systems and more efficient drivetrains.

All of these allow the new Porsche 911 Carrera to offer an improved version of the vaunted Porsche Intelligent Performance, as demonstrated in the fact that the coupe now presents greater levels of driving dynamics and practically as well as up to 16 per cent lower fuel consumption and emissions.

Keeping in line with modern technology, the design and proportions of the new Porsche 911 Carrera have also evolved. For instance, the new coupe – with an overall length of 4.5 meters (176.81 inches) -- is 56 mm (2.20 inches) longer than its predecessor. Moreover, its wheelbase has been lengthened by 100 mm (3.94 inches) while its overhangs have been shortened by 32 mm (1.26 inch) on the front and 12 mm (0.47 inch) on the rear. Thanks to the fact that the new Carrera measures 1.8 meters (71.18 inches) in width, it is still the most compact sports car in its class.

In addition, the roofline of the new Carrera is lower by 7 mm lower than that of the previous model and 6mm than that of the Carrera S. Despite this, the maximum headroom stays the same. Interestingly, a Carrera with a sunroof – the electric slide/tilt type – offers 15 mm more headroom.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera has also evolved in terms of styling. It features larger alloy wheels and a more convex windscreen, allowing it to sport a coupé-like character. On the front, it features new headlights and larger side air intakes.

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