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The Porsche 911 Gets a 30-Horsepower Bump for 2018

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The Porsche 911 Gets a 30-Horsepower Bump for 2018

The reworked Porsche 911 is just over a year old, but it is already getting a healthy horsepower bump.

Porsche just announced that the 2018 911 S models will all have an optional 30-horsepower performance kit. This kit will be available for the Carrera S, Carrera 4S, and Targa 4S. Given the current versions of these models produce 420 horsepower, simple math puts the peak horsepower at 450 ponies.

Typically, these sorts of horsepower bumps are purely electronic, but not this one. Instead, this new performance kit will add larger turbos on the 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder, the Sport Chrono package, dynamic engine mounts, a modified brake-cooling system, and a sport exhaust system.

For those who just bought a 2017 911 S and are feeling a little burned, this kit is available for retrofit. That is, as long as you opted for the Sport Chrono package. Without it, your 911 is not eligible for this power bump.

Other changes for the 2018 Porsche 911 lineup include the full suite of Porsche Connect services that were once only available on the Panamera. This adds in-car Wi-Fi with LTE in China and Japan, and an enhanced concierge service that allows the driver to book flights, rental cars, and hotel rooms. You can even make restaurant reservations with it. This Connect Plus system will be standard on the 911.

Official pricing is not available yet, but we should learn more on this soon. Stay tuned.

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