New Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet unveiled

The stunning new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet was unveiled on Friday, December 11 at the five-star Monte da Quinta Resort in Quinta do Lago to a group of 50 specially invited enthusiasts.

Everyone took their places and enjoyed drinks and canapés around the covered and dramatically-lit Porsche which took pride of place in the centre of the room. The music gained tempo as the two models peeled back the silk-embellished cover to reveal the beautifully-crafted, newest addition to the Porsche collection.

The hood smoothly reclined into position and there she was, a sophisticated dramatic piece of classic German craftsmanship for everyone to enjoy.

The focus was, of course, on the addition of the turbo – yes, that’s right, the Porsche 911 is now turbocharged. The addition of turbos has brought even more usable performance and greater efficiency which ultimately convert to an even better driving experience.

Thanks to a bi-turbo three-litre engine with six cylinders, the 911 Carrera 4 now produces a powerful 370 CV (272 kW) with a torque of 450 Nm and even up to 12% lower fuel consumption.

Normally when you hear the words “lower fuel consumption” you would think that something has been sacrificed. Fear not, the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 sounds just as good as before with the bonus of lots of hidden extras underneath the chassis offering even more grip, balance and comfort which is no mean feat.

The Resident was invited to attend the event by Porsche Faro where you can place your order should you have a spare €150,000.

Porsche sales in Portugal celebrate new record

Porsche Portugal is about the close 2015 with the highest number of sales ever made on national territory. The country with one of the lowest minimum wages in Europe suddenly has 500 people in a strong enough position to buy top-of-the-range models of one of the world’s most prestigious automobile manufacturers. According to the company’s Iberian representative, 2015’s sales even beat Porsche Portugal’s best in 2010 of 460 vehicles. Nuno Costa told Diário Económico that the most popular models this year have been Porsche’s SUV (people carrier), plus the Macan and Cayenne. And the news gets better. Costa expects the new year to run away with itself as the company “already has a great list of orders for the new 911, as well as requests for other models”.