2015 Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S image

Porsche has recently unveiled the facelifted 911 series and the model’s worldwide public debut has been consumed during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show.

The refresh will not transform the 911 into an unrecognizable model, though it comes nicely equipped with new headlights with four-point daytime running lights. We can also see new alloy designs, fresh door handles and an updated engine cover with vertical louvers. The taillights have also been refreshed. Inside the cabin there’s a new Porsche Communication Management System (PCM) using a seven-inch display with multi-touch gesture recognition and featuring Apple’s CarPlay. The improved navigation system now has real-time traffic information, Google Earth and Google Streetview integration – while the interior also features a new smartphone tray integrated into the center armrest, with “optimized mobile phone reception” and an integrated charger. Other interesting updates include an extra automatic speed control system and other safety features such as an optional lane change assistant system or an adaptive cruise control.

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The Sport Chrono Package also comes with its own modified steering wheel that has a rotary dial that selects four driving scenarios: normal, sport, sport plus and individual. The PDK equipped versions also get the “Sport Response Button” that sets up the drivetrain for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds.

Under the back cover there’s a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine as the 911 line makes the complete switch to the turbocharging technology – inside the Carrera S it develops 420 PS (309 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque – 20 PS and 60 Nm more than its predecessor. If the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono Package setup is selected, the Carrera S Coupe will need 3.9 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h and will top out at 308 km/h (191 mph).