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Video: Driving the Porsche 911 Carrera S @ 315 km/h!

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Likes;

- Engine Performance
- Handling & Steering
- Puts down power on the road very well for a RWD 
- Easy to Drive Fast

Dislikes;

- No Manual Transmission Yet
- Rear Seat Space was disappointing
- Indian pricing needs at-least a 12-15% downward correction 

The video includes a quick exterior walkaround;
 

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^ The car was in this tremendous spec of Agate Grey Metallic + Satin Aurum Wheels combo

It was my dream to breach the 300km/h speed barrier & thanks to the German Autobahns was able to fulfill this. Few moments are life changing & this was one of them; 

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^ What a feeling !!! 

Other Key Points & Observations; 

- The variant of 911 i was driving is the all new 992 Gen. Porsche 911 Carrera S. 
- The 911 had a good view out & a nice overall visibility which is much confidence inspiring when driving hard.
- Strangely the car is not that easy to drive at slow speeds, particularly difficult to place in small city streets, overtaking larger vehicles in road construction temporary lanes on highways partly due to the increased wide body width of this gen 911.
- It was good to see Porsche retain an analogue Revv Counter right in the line of vision. 
- Don't know why there is no HUD on offer on such a driver focussed car, was a big miss. 
- The rear camera is not that good.
- The Porsche Communication Management's 10.9 inch touch screen was of just the right size & flawless in its operation. 
- Short tout gear lever is a good experiment, but im not a fan.
- Cabin Quality is good for the sports car it is, but with the way it is priced in India its not special enough.
- Bose sound system was good.
- The 3L Turbo Flat 6 makes about 450 HP & 530 NM, which are not fancy figures but ENOUGH to keep you entertained & propel the car forward gear after gear. In-fact was very confidence inspiring to go full throttle and the car was putting down the power very well.
- Redlines at about 7500 rpm which is good for a turbo petrol.
- The Engine sounds sensational when going all out.
- The PDK was a real strength when going all out no doubt but did feel jerky at low speeds.
- Paddle Shifters felt good, but needed to be slightly larger. 
- The steering feels great all the time with ideal communicative feedback providing good grip & stability during high speed cornering.
- Not sure whether my car had 4 wheel steering or not.
- I personally did not like the way the pop out door handles were implemented, not a fan of those & found them complicating.
- Brakes were excellent & so was the pedal feel.
- My car did not have the nose lift feature, considering how low the 911 is, it would be an obvious necessity for prospective buyers here in India.
- I crossed 300 km/h at-least on 5 occasions & the best top speed i could achieve was 315 km/h in the 6th gear & not 7th or 8th.
- Do note that the variant of 911 (Carrera S) i was driving was a RWD.
- I drove the 911 for about 410 kms. From Berlin to Leipzig & back to Berlin.
- On full tank it has great fuel range of aprox 750 kms. Probably my car was equipped with the new optional 90 L Fuel Tank (that's huge).
- The 911 was running on Super 98 Octane fuel.

P.S. - The speeds done were on Unrestricted sections of the German Autobahns, hence no road closures were required to attempt such speeds. Im not a professional racing driver but i do have prior experience of driving on such sections in various other cars in Germany over many years.

 

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On 10/30/2019 at 2:38 PM, sachins said:

Another amazing video Karan !!

Indeed it's a dream come true (a feeling which can't be descried in words) when you go past that 300 kph speed barrier.

 

:)

Indeed Sachin, thanks for your appreciation. 

Regards ! 

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On 10/29/2019 at 10:06 PM, F30 said:

Dislikes;

- No Manual Transmission Yet


Good News, earlier this week Porsche announced a 7 speed Manual for this 992 Gen 911 :)

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