Porsche reveals 30bhp 'power kit' upgrade for Carrera S

New optional 30bhp boost is joined by infotainment upgrades plus new colour and trim options in package of tweaks for 2017

Porsche has announced a 2017 model year update for its UK lineup, featuring connectivity upgrades, new colour choices and the option of a power upgrade for the 911 Carrera S.

Giving more choice to 911 buyers, Porsche is now offering the same mechanical upgrades seen on the GTS to Carrera S buyers in the power kit. Offering an additional 30bhp via upgraded turbos, it brings total power to a GTS-matching 443bhp.

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Bundling mechanical upgrades with the inclusion of Porsche's Sport Chrono pack (itself comprising dynamic engine mounts, sports mode and lap timer) and the centrally mounted Sports exhaust system, the new kit gives buyers the option of all the tasty GTS upgrades in a slightly subtler package. The power kit is available now in Coupe and Cabriolet (in both two and all-wheel drive models) and Targa 4S body styles.

> Click here for our review of the 2017 Porsche Carrera GTS

Available from the factory or as a retrofit upgrade for existing 991.2 Carrera S owners, the power kit costs in the region of €10,000, although pricing has yet to be confirmed in the UK market.

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Tasked of increasing connectivity within the infotainment system, Porsche ‘Connect Plus’ will utilize an embedded SIM card to aid the sat nav and other infotainment services, while eventually also offering a wifi hot spot for devices inside the car. These updates will be standard on the 911 and Panamera and optional throughout the rest of the Porsche range.  

Porsche has also widened the colour pallet, with a new four-layer Saffron Yellow paint colour exclusive to the 911 and diversified interior options across the range.

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