Automakers invest heavily in racing, often with questionable results – but for Porsche buyers, the payoff will become apparent as the German maker rolls out the new 911 Carrera at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The twin-turbo technology used to boost the performance of the new sports car’s 3.0-liter flat six comes directly off the track, the maker explains, giving the latest-generation Carrera a hefty 20-horsepower boost. That was enough to help it pull a full 10 seconds off the lap time of the previous Carrera S on the North Loop of the Nurburgring.
The new model also offers new features such as the first application of rear-axle steering on the Carrera S, “significantly enhancing” the 911’s already impressive handling, Porsche boasts. (more…)