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911 Carrera S (991)
MW2012911CarreraS991
GermanNFSLang PorscheSmallMain 2011 - Present
EngineInfoboxIcon 3.8L Flat-6
BHPInfoboxIcon 395 bhp @ 7400 rpm
TorqueInfoboxIcon 325 lb·ft @ 5600 rpm
DrivetrainInfoboxIcon RWD
AccelerationInfoboxIcon 3.8 seconds
MassInfoboxIcon 1470 kg (3241 lbs)
TopSpeedInfoboxIcon 189 mph (304 km/h)
TransmissionInfoboxIcon 7-speed (Manual)

The Porsche 911 Carrera S (991) is currently the technologically most advanced and fastest performing Carrera S production model to date. After various prototype shots and renders had been released on the internet, the 991 was first unveiled at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011.

The 991 is offered with a 7-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) automatic transmission. It has a longer wheelbase than the 997. The anti-roll bar of the 991 utilises hydraulic cylinders, enabling better handling performance.

Need for Speed: WorldEdit

The stock variant of the Carrera S became available for SpeedBoost on January 10th, 2012 as a Tier 3 car in the dealership and was initially available in a "Snowflake" trim. Its rating was changed to Class A on August 22nd, 2012.

The Carrera S has Amerikon Speedsystems street tuned parts equipped as standard. It has an overall rating of 739 and costs SpeedBoost25,000.

Its performance is up to par with the fastest Class A cars of the game and very similar to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS'. Like the GT3 RS, the Carrera S is very responsive in corners although it is also more stable. However, this trait comes at the cost of a slightly worse acceleration, which is especially noticeable in seventh gear. The Carrera has a powerful nitrous boost and a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h).

Special VariantsEdit

A new Snowflake style Carrera S was launched on December 20th, 2011, which was released before the stock version was introduced. The car was referred to as the 'big brother' of the first Snowflake Edition car in the 57th episode of Ask Marc.

The Snowflake is equipped with a series of visual customization components including a custom licence plate, unique neon theme, and also emits a snow particle effect.

Unlike the standard model, it is upgraded with Gromlen race tuned parts, which give the Snowflake a Class S rating and overall rating of 755. Top speed is 222 mph (358 km/h).

The Snowflake was temporary acquirable as a top-up gift until the stock model was released. It is currently only obtainable by purchasing the Silver Starter Pack.

Need for Speed: The RunEdit

The Porsche 991 Carrera S made its first debut in a racing game with the release of Need for Speed: The Run. It is available in stock and two special edition trims. All variants of the car are exclusive to the Limited Edition.

The standard version of the Carrera S, which is rated as a Tier 3 car, has the highest top speed within its class. It has a balanced handling and decent acceleration.

Special VariantsEdit

The special edition models include a NFS Edition, which is already available in San Francisco as a starter car and the Snowflake Edition, which is based on the Snowflake 911 Turbo from Need for Speed: World.

The NFS Edition, which appears as a Tier 4 vehicle, is selectable as a starter car during Stage 1 of The Run mode. Compared to the other starter cars, the Carrera S posesses the fastest acceleration along with a high top speed of 193 mph (311 km/h). Its handling is also good, which is rated "Normal", although the BMW M3 GTS has a more responsive handling.

The Snowflake, which appears as a Tier 5 vehicle, is modelled after the Porsche 911 Turbo "Snowflake" from Need for Speed: World. It reuses the NFS Edition's traits, but with higher performance figures. Top speed is 219 mph (352 km/h).

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)Edit

The Carrera S was revealed on June 4th, 2012 on the official Need for Speed website after EA's E3 conference ended.

The Carrera S appears in the final release as a Sports class car and is the first Jack Spot vehicle the player discovers. It is unlocked upon reaching level 28 in multiplayer mode, but is already available from the beginning in the Limited Edition release with pre-installed modifications and a satin black paint.

The performance of the Carrera S is up to par with other fast Sports cars. Its greatest trait is top speed. Acceleration is not as powerful as seen on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage but is decent overall. In corners, the car can perform drifts without any difficulties, which is possible due to its RWD configuration and a low weight. AWD cars such as the Audi R8 GT Spyder however have better acceleration and off-road performance. Top speed is 192 mph (309 km/h).

Contrary to its low weight, the Carrera S is one of the toughest Sports cars in the game. This makes the car suitable for both Pursuit and race events.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)Edit

The Porsche 911 Carrera S is available in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) for $150,000 in-game. It appears in the Sports category and has balanced stats with a focus on handling. A "NFS Edition" with better overall stats is available for $500,000.

TriviaEdit

  • The Porsche 911 Carrera S is featured on the box art for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).

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