HARDEEVILLE – Porsche of Hilton Head today announced that the new Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models have arrived in their showroom at the New River Auto Mall. The latest generation of the iconic Porsche 911 goes on sale Feb. 4.
Following its introduction last fall, automotive media worldwide have designated the latest 911 as the best iteration of Ferdinand Porsche’s sports car vision yet. It is destined to remain every bit the icon it has been since its 1964 debut.
“Whether this will be a customer’s first or just their latest Porsche 911, it’s going to be the most exhilarating driving and ownership experience yet,” said Porsche of Hilton Head General Manager Wallace Higginbotham. “The 911 Carrera and Carrera S are the ultimate choices for drivers who want a true benchmark-setting sports car that they can put through its paces and enjoy all week long, not just for show or on weekends.”
For 2012, the 911 has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The new model applies singular balance to the priorities of a new era, preserving the classic 911 lines, yet revisiting every inch for advances in power and fuel economy. While enthusiasts will recognize the 2012 911 Carrera at a glance, 90 percent of its components are either new or fundamentally revised.
Its sleek and stretched silhouette, pulse-pounding contours and precisely designed features signal its rich heritage from every viewing angle. Longer, lower, wider, 100 lbs. lighter, faster and more efficient than previous models, the 911 is the perfect blend of modern design, intelligent engineering and performance DNA.
In addition to aesthetic improvements, both new models offer significant performance enhancements. The 2012 911 Carrera is equipped with a new, 350-horsepower, 3.4-liter boxer engine, while the Carrera S features a 400-horsepower, 3.8-liter boxer engine—a 15hp improvement versus its predecessor. The 911 Carrera with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) accelerates from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, while the Carrera S sprints from zero to 60 in a mere 4.1 seconds. That time is reduced even further to 3.9 seconds when equipped with the Sports Chrono Package Plus. Top track speeds for the 911 Carrera and Carrera S are 179 and 188 mph, respectively.
As with every generation, the new 911 Carrera continues to raise the bar in both performance and efficiency. This is achieved through systems such as the Automatic Start/Stop function, engine and transmission thermal management, electrical system recuperation, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission and—in conjunction with PDK—the ability to ‘sail’ or coast. The new electro-mechanical power steering offers the typical Porsche precision and helps to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.
The new 911 Carrera Coupe will have a base MSRP of $82,100, and the 911 Carrera S Coupe will start at $96,400 (excluding destination fees).
About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.
About Porsche of Hilton Head
Porsche of Hilton Head, a member of the New River Auto Mall, is located on U.S. Highway 278 approximately five miles east of Interstate I-95, Exit 8 in Jasper County, just west of Sun City and the University of South Carolina-Beaufort campus. Launched in 2002, New River Auto Mall encompasses 42 acres. It currently accommodates 11 dealerships: Audi Hilton Head, Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Hilton Head Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, Infiniti of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Mazda, Hilton Head Mitsubishi Hilton Head Nissan, Porsche of Hilton Head, Subaru of Hilton Head and Hilton Head Volkswagen.
The dealerships at the New River Auto Mall are owned by retail auto industry veterans Warner Peacock and Don Mealey, professional baseball legend Ken Griffey, Jr., and attorneys Greg Humphries and Jay Brennan. The organization is known for its quality service and broad selection of vehicles.
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