911 2014-2016 Turbo S Cabriolet ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ
Porsche has been the pioneer behind the some of the world's most spectacular vehicles and 911 is one among them. This is a model that has basked in critical fame for decades of its existence. Among the list of variants available for the current version, one is the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet . Armed with a turbocharged engine, it touches a top speed of 318kmph, and rips from naught to 100kmph in a mere 3.2 seconds. The engine's prowess goes along with a well enforced braking and suspension. Further, there are numerous stability systems and aids to guard its control and handling. Coming to a softer side, the vehicle makes an unforgettable mark with its bold body format. Its low and streamlined profile is tailored for the needs of speed and agility. The company has enriched its exterior allure with plush themes such as chrome highlights, alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and glossy metallic skin. The inside of the car is conditioned with a blend of style and comfort. Fine upholstery covers the seats, and a variety of fine materials decorate the cabin area. Full electric adjustment facility is present for the seating, giving ease of working for the occupants. Safety is also affirmed with the presence of strong seatbelts, airbags for the front occupants, headrests and many other features that are instrumental in keeping the passengers secure and safe. All of this and more places this among the ideal vehicles for the Indian car market.
The 911 has been a symbol in history for its thrilling body form. It has a modern outfit, at the same time, stays anchored to its rugged racing origins. It has an aerodynamic precision in its structure, allowing the best speed capacity and also the most exalting look. Starting with the front, the bonnet has a low poise, allowing lesser air resistance when driving. Posted at the centre of the frontage is the company's marque, making a bold statement. On either side, there are circular lights that come incorporated with bi-Xenon lights and daytime running lights for sharper visibility when driving. The wide air intake section at the bottom also looks good, at the same time keeping the engine and brakes cool. The side profile of the car is emphasised by the streamlined shape and the subtle body lines. The wheel archs are appropriately designed and beneath them, the cool wheel rims add flavour to the image. The door handles and outside mirrors are body coloured, making for a more harmonious picture. The car's slender persona is balanced with a more toned rear profile. The rear spoiler adds to the visually exotic picture, and there are air inlets above it for cooling the inside. The rear lights are sleek in design, and the company has graced them with courtesy lights and turn indicators for safety value. A feature to be noted in this car is its convertible format, which makes for an even more awe invoking image.
The cabin has been delicately treated, ensuring that limited space is utilised in optimal means. Sound ergonomic discipline has been employed to enhance the drive atmosphere for the occupants. The seats, door sides, front panel, steering wheel and the console have all been neatly designed for a harmonious image of elegance. The fully electric sports style seats are wide and comfortable, ensuring that thrills of speed go along with stress free comfort. Premium leather wraps the seats, giving an enriched drive feel for the occupants. A central armrest is present for both rows, promoting convenience for the length of the drive. Headrests are present for the front row occupants, blending comfort with safety. The driver gets the benefit of a sporty multifunction steering wheel. The ascending centre console is cool looking, and it impresses the distinctive feel of the cabin. There is a 4.6 inch screen above the instrument panel, which boosts the sophisticated image of the cabin. In addition to all of this, the interior space is embellished with wooden inlays, leather inserts and accents of aluminium and carbon. The brand is also offering an exhaustive range of personalisation options, allowing the customer to refine the look of the cabin according to his needs.
Engine and Performance:
Packed under the hood is a 3.8-litre boxer engine that the company claims to have made from a superior lightweight metal design. This is a 6-cylindered engine with displacement capacity of 3800cc. Its performance is bolstered with two exhaust turbochargers that come along with variable turbine geometry. It is given the direct fuel injection system for efficient fuel transfer, and this function is further supported by a dry sump lubrication system. Going into technical specifications, the drive-train generates a power of 560bhp at 6500rpm to 6750rpm, together with a grinding torque of 700Nm at 2100rpm to 4250rpm. An efficient 7 speed gearbox transmits the power of the engine, allowing smooth shifting.
Braking and Handling:
The car's integrity is preserved with quality for all facets of build, and this includes the braking and suspension systems. Six piston piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers are rigged onto the front brakes, while four piston calipers secure the rear. In addition to this, cross drilled PCCB(Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) brake discs further augment the car's braking performance. The Porsche Active Suspension Management system regulates the damping force on each wheel, thereby adding to the stability of the vehicle. The car is also gifted with a Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, which improves the control quality when cornering and manoeuvring.
The adaptive sports seats come with electric adjustment, along with side bolsters, lumbar support and a memory package. The split folding rear seats also add utility to the cabin. A 12V power socket enables occupants to charge devices within the cabin. Also present are facilities such as cruise control, seat heating, illuminated vanity mirrors and cloth hooks. Available as standard is a BOSE surround sound system, which comes along with eight amplifier channels and 12 loudspeakers for the most engrossing audio experience. The Porsche communication management system acts as an interface for the audio, navigation and communication facilities within the car, giving optimal ease of usage for the occupants. The highlight of this feature is its intuitive colour touchscreen, which relieves hassle for the occupants. Also present with this system is a DCD audio drive that offers MP3 compatibility. An Aux-In facility, together with a USB port, allow passengers to integrate external devices with the system. Beside all of this, additional options include a mobile preparation system, a voice control system, a digital radio and a TV tuner.
The car wears a rigid bodyshell that reduces damage in case of a mishap. In addition to this, the anti lock braking system adds to the control quality when braking and cornering. Airbags provide critical shielding to the front passengers, and they come with a two stage inflation system for better use. Impact protection elements are incorporated in the doors for added protection in case of a sudden halt or a crash. In addition to this, there is a roll over protection system, which monitors the drive stability and deploys roll over bars in case the car loses balance.
1. Stunning exterior design and look.
2. Excellent performance qualities.
1. For its performance, it requires added safety measures.
2. Its price range could deter buyers.
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