Looking at the 2016 Porsche 911

The 2016 Porsche 911 is the latest in a near 50 year line of one of the most iconic sports cars ever made. Those are some big wheels to fill. The 911 goes through pretty frequent, though often smaller, updates to stay ahead of the high-performance pack, while maintaining a design that is immediately recognizable. So of course it’s no real surprise that the 2016 Porsche 911 is one of the best sports automobiles out there.


The 2016 911 received a slight facelift, but it’s more nips and tucks than it is a full blown nose job. The most notable changes include a new front bumper that shows a change in the light strips, and an updated air intake layout that seems to be related to the one in the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4. The new bumper gives the 2016 Porsche 911 more of a sophisticated look, squaring off the air intakes to provide a nice contrast to the sleek curves found elsewhere on the car.


On the back, new taillights and four-point brake lights have been put in. Side air outlets on the sides of the rear bumper add a nice touch, and the redesigned rear deck lid changes out the horizontal gills for a much cleaner vertical layout. What’s beautiful about the craftsmanship and dedication to a Porsche automobile is the relentless attention to details and a creative design philosophy. The 2016 911 has been altered in ways that most drivers won’t notice, but that will nevertheless enhance performance and ride quality. Some of these tweaks includes lowering the 911 Carrera 0.4 inches, and widening the rear wheels and tires to allow for the reconfigured Porsche Active Suspension Management system.


The inside of the 911 Carrera remains pretty much the same aesthetically with the exception of a redesigned steering wheel which now sports the ability to seamlessly switch between driving modes if your Porsche 911 is equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, which allows you to switch between Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual.


The tech side of the 2016 911 includes some advancements that live up to the Porsche 911 name. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system acts like your smartphone through an innovative infotainment system. Multi-touch gestures on a 7-inch display allow for easy access. WiFi keeps you connected everywhere, and the Apple CarPlay option makes connecting your iPhone easier than ever.


Additionally, and updated six-cylinder engine on the base 911 Carrera knocks out 370 horsepower with 331 pound-feet of torque. The Carrera S ups the power to 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet  of torque.


To enjoy everything in the stunning new 2016 Porsche 911 yourself, head down to our Byers Porsche dealership, serving the Columbus, OH area.


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