A new special edition variant of the Porsche 911 Carrera has just been unveiled in the form of the Black Edition. The car incorporates a selection of subtle visual differences to separate it from the regular 911 Carrera.
For starters, the Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition comes standard with a set of custom 20-inch alloy wheels as well as automatically dimming rear-view mirrors, rain sensing windscreen wipers, cruise control and a special Sport Design steering wheel. Additionally, custom LED headlights have been fitted that incorporate the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus.
Completing the unique components of the 911 Carrera Black Edition are heated driver and passenger seats complete with the Porsche crest embossed on the head rests. A Bose surround sound system also comes standard.
The Black Edition package is available for the 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Beyond the bespoke elements, it includes all the standard features of lesser 911 Carrera models. That includes a 7-inch colour touchscreen with satellite navigation, automatic climate control, Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft and Porsche Stability Management.
“Porsche has created a special series of the 911 Carrera: the Black Edition.
The combination of black paintwork and black interior emphasises the timeless yet purposeful elegance of the iconic coupe that has been acclaimed as one of the world’s benchmark sports cars since its launch in 1963.
Standard equipment on the 911 Carrera Black Edition model includes distinctive 20-inch diameter alloy wheels, automatically dimming rear-view mirrors, rain sensing windscreen wipers, cruise control and Sport Design steering wheel.
A rear-mounted, flat-six cylinder engine is a symbolic component of the 911 identity. The 911 Carrera Black Edition is powered by a charismatic 3.4-litre power plant developing 350 hp (257 kW). It is offered as coupé and convertible versions, and with rear-wheel drive or Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.
The special model rides on eye-catching 20-inch diameter ‘911 Turbo’ style alloy wheels and further graphic differentiation is provided by LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+). The black interior simply looks sophisticated. The driver and passenger sit on heated seats – with the Porsche crest embossed on the head restraints – and the standard Bose® Surround Sound System provides excellent sound quality.
In addition, the mobile telephone module, front and rear Park Assist, which includes a reversing camera, and ‘911’ rear badge add to the effortless style of this 911.
The 911 Black Edition models go on sale in Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from today. The range comprises (RRP):
911 Carrera Black Edition – £75,074.00
911 Carrera Black Edition Cabriolet – £81,852.00
911 Carrera 4 Black Edition – £79,309.00
911 Carrera 4 Black Edition Cabriolet – £86,125.00
In addition to the special Black Edition features, standard equipment on every 911 Carrera includes leather interior, sports seats, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with satellite navigation system with 7-inch colour touchscreen, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automatic climate control, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.
Customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.
In the year to date April 2015, sales of the 911 accounted for over a third of the total in its market segment in the UK. This is nearly 10% up on the previous year, and underlines the enduring appeal of this iconic sports car.