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The 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera[s]: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Posted in auto industry, Car Photography, Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Luxury Cars, Porsche, Sports Cars by Suzanne Denbow | August 21st, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

For 2009, Porsche is unleashing German fury on the road with new upgrades for 4 of its Porsche 911 Carrera models: the Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, and Carrera 4S. Going semi-green for 2009, the Carrera’s 3.6L and 3.8L engines receive new direct-inject engines, boosting fuel economy by about 15% and net power by another 20. Although still available in the AWD Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, Porsche’s 5-sp Tiptronic automatic transmission will be replaced in the Carrera and Carrera S models with Porsche’s new 7-sp Porsche Doppel Kupplung [PDK] dual-clutch sequential-manual transmission – the one of racing-legends told. The much-anticipated Pretty Damn Kwik [we’re sorry, it was a softball lobbed right down the middle, we had to swing] transmission is expected to out-perform the Tiptronic S thanks to 2 more forward ratios, shaving roughly 0.8 seconds off the Carrera’s 0-60 mph acceleration time.

An optional Sport Chrono Package [when used in conjunction with the PDK] provides the driver with three different handling levels – Normal, Sport, and Sportplus. When Sportplus is engaged, “Launch Control” is initiated, providing dually for a 0.2 second faster 0-60mph acceleration as well as a cheaper alternative to the old lady’s Botox [for further explanation, see: “G-Force”].

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera

 

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera/Carrera S  
Base Price $75,600 – $76,920/$86,200 – $87,220
Layout 2-dr, RWD, Rear-engine Coupe
Engines 3.6L flat-six/3.8L flat-six
Transmissions 6-sp manual w dual mass flywheel and hydraulic clutch/7-sp dual-clutch PDK
Power 345 hp @ 4400 rpm/385 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque 288 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm/310 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Top Track Speed 177 mph [manual], 174 mph [PDK]/182 mph [manual], 177 mph [PDK]
O-60 mph 4.8 sec [manual], 5.2 sec [PDK]/ 4.6 sec [manual], 5.0 sec [PDK]
Drag Coefficient .28 Cd [manual], .29 Cd [PDK]/ .29 Cd [manual], .30 [PDK]
Curb Weight 3075 lbs [manual], 3164 lbs [PDK]/3131 [manual], 3219 [PDK]
EPA Fuel Efficieny 18mpg city, 26mpg hwy / 17mpg city, 25mpg hwy

 

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/ Carrera 4S  
Base Price $79, 400 – $82,820/ $89,700 – $93, 120
Layout 2-dr, AWD, Rear-engine, coupe
Engines 3.6L flat-six/3.8L flat-six
Transmissions 6-sp manual w dual mass flywheel and hydraulic clutch/5-sp Tiptronic S
Power 325 hp @ 4250 rpm/355 hp @ 4600 rpm
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm/295 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
Top Track Speed 174 mph [manual], 171 mph [Tiptronic S]/179 mph [manual], 174 mph [Tiptronic]
0-60 mph 4.9 sec [manual], 5.3 sec [Tiptronic S]/4.6 mph [manual], 5.0 sec [Tiptronic S]
Drag Coefficient .30 Cd/.29 Cd
Curb Weight 3157 lbs [manual], 3285 lbs [Tiptronic S]/3252 lbs [manual], 3340 lbs [Tiptronic S]
EPA Fuel Efficiency 17mpg city, 25mpg hwy [manual], 17mpg city, 24mpg hwy [Tiptronic S]/16mpg city, 24mpg hwy [manual], 17mpg city, 23mpg hwy [Tiptronic S]

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