It looks like Thailand has a special place in Porsche after the Stuttgart-based automaker officially revealed the all-new 911 at the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show.
Making its first-ever debut in Asia, the next-generation sports car features a subtle makeover, a more powerful turbocharged flat-six, as well as new standard amenities and tech.
Upon first glance, it's hard to see what Porsche exactly did to change up the exterior styling. It's only when we got closer did we see the changes Porsche made on the new 911. Beginning with the most obvious are the new LED headlights and single-bar taillight design which give the 911 a sleeker appearance.
Also, the automaker mentioned that they have made the front and rear sections of the 911 wider for improved aerodynamics. In fact, Porsche even went on to say that they made the wheel housings wider in order to fit the large 20-inch wheels for the front and the bigger 21-inch alloys for the rear. Other changes that Porsche made for the new 911 include: revised hood, new electronic pop-out door handles, and a new rear spoiler reminiscent of classic 911s of old.
Inside, Porsche was busy blending both old and new designs. Using 1970's-era styling cues with modern aesthetics, the instrument cluster and the infotainment have been brought to the digital age. It even comes with the following: 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 14-way power memory seats, and a Bose sound system. Some of the other design changes inside the new 911 include the redesigned gear selector, updated climate and HVAC controls, new toggle switches, and a new steering wheel.
As for in-car tech, the 911 is equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, night vision assist with a thermal imaging camera, and an emergency assistance system.
At the heart of the all-new Carrera S is an improved turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six. It now produces 450 PS (+30 PS more) which gives it a 0 – 100 km/h time of just 3.7 seconds. Opt for the all-wheel-drive version and it can do the 0 – 100 km/h sprint at a faster 3.6 seconds. But for those want an even faster 911 Carrera S, there's the optional Sport Chrono Package which slashes 0.2 seconds off the rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants. Top speed is rated at 308 km/h and 306 km/h respectively. Power is sent to a PDK dual-clutch transmission.
Pricing of the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S in Thailand will start at THB 12,150,000 (about Php 20.1 million).