Following his Red Bull driving days in Formula 1, Mark Webber joined Porsche’s WEC program before settling in as a development driver for the German automaker.
Among his post-F1 accomplishments has been the fine-tuning of models such as the latest 911 GT2 RS, as well as the track-focused 991.2 GT3 RS. Now, the Aussie driver has taken to ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park in Adelaide in order to showcase the latest 911 Carrera S.
The former Red Bull Racing driver starts off by saying that the all-new Carrera S has the widest track of any base 911 and that it’s as wide as a 991 GT3, which definitely helps when it comes to overall stability.
He also praises the car’s Wet Mode, high-beam tech and available Porsche Track Precision App, which you can download for both Android as well as iOS devices.
As for what it can do in terms of performance, the all-new 992 Carrera S is powered by a twin turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, producing 450 PS (444 HP). In a straight line, it will take you from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.5 sec), nearly half a second quicker than its predecessor. Opt for the Sport Chrono Pack and you gain another 0.2 seconds in the acceleration department, while top speed is rated at 308 km/h (191 mph).
U.S. buyers will need to set aside at least $113,300 for a shot at the new Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe, or $126,100 if they’d rather have the Cabriolet model.