Porsche car maker has unveiled new extremely attractive special edition sport car, named it’s 2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition, is going to make the world of the 911 even more interesting. The 911 Black Edition is based on the 345-hp Carrera and features a particularly comprehensive equipment package.
It will be available across Europe as a Coupe or Cabriolet – and only in black of course. Exclusivity and price make this 911 Carrera all the more attractive. The 911 Black Edition is limited to 1,911 units and costs exactly as much as the Carrera basic models. In the US that is $81,300 for the Coupé and $91,300 for the Cabriolet.
The Cabrio hood is principally of black cloth with the color highlights provided by the 19 inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels. A first hint of the high-quality interior design which demonstrates the purest sport values, is given by “The Black Edition’s” black lettering. The interior was equipped with high-quality partial leather seats, a sports design steering wheel, while on the compartment lid, a badge testifies to the 911 Black Edition’s limited production run.
The BOSE Surround Sound-System was specially coordinated with the interior of the 911 Carrera models and incorporates 13 loudspeakers and the GPS navigation module available as standard in the 911 Black Edition together with an enhanced equipment package which comprises cruise control, parking assistant, exterior mirrors and a rain sensor.
The technology of the Porsche 911 Black Edition conforms to the Carrera standard: Under the rear lid is to be found the typical Carrera flat-six cylinder engine, producing 345 hp (245 kW) at 6,500 rpm from 3,614cc. Coupled with the six-speed gearbox, this output delivers a top speed of 180 mph (289 km/h) in both body versions. At its maximum acceleration, the Coupé reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, the Cabriolet in 5.1 seconds. Combined with such impressive performance figures are remarkably moderate running costs; the Porsche 911 Black Series Coupé, for example, returns 27.4mpg Combined (NEDC).
The 911 Black Edition’s sportiness and comfort can be enhanced yet further if so desired. For example by means of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and as an additional variant for the Coupe the PASM sports chassis with bodywork lowered by 20 millimetres and mechanical rear differential lock. To further optimise braking performance, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) with ceramic disc brakes is offered as an option.
End of Porsche 911 Black Edition review.