Deliveries of the new Porsche 911 Carrera have only recently begun here in South Africa, but an official ‘Performance Enhancement Kit’ has already been developed to make the famed sports car even faster.
The 3.8-litre flat-six, which develops 294 kW in standard guise, sees power upped to 316 kW thanks to new cylinder heads, camshafts, a variable resonance intake system and an additional centre radiator. Also included in the kit is a sport exhaust system with button activated sound volume control and the Sport Chrono package with dynamic engine mounts. The only indication that a vehicle is equipped with the Powerkit is the titanium coloured engine cover.
As a result of the increased power, the 911 Carrera S takes only 4.0 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h with PDK in Sport Plus mode. Top speed is also increased by 4 km/h to 306 km/h with PDK and 308 km/h with a 7-speed manual gearbox. Despite a power increase of over seven percent, Porsche says fuel economy remains at 8.7 L/100km (PDK) and 9.5 L/100km (manual).
Porsche Exclusive also offers new aerodynamic body components, with the most notable being a lower front bumper apron featuring bigger air intakes and a 911-signature ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler. Other options include tinted privacy glass for the side and rear windows, plus interior trim upgrades featuring carbon-fibre and brushed-aluminium elements.