And even more highlights in motorsports: Timo Bernhard lapped the 20.832 kilometre (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds. This results in an average speed of 233.8 km/h (145.3 mph) on what is revered by race drivers, engineers and enthusiasts alike as the world’s most difficult track. Driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Bernhard beat the previous lap record, set by Stefan Bellof, by 51.58 seconds.

The premiere also heralded the change of leadership at the top of the sports car model series: after almost two decades in charge of the 911 model series, and with additional responsibility for the 718 models since 2016, August Achleitner will hand over responsibility to Frank-Steffen Walliser in Q1 2019.

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Consumption data

  • 10.0 - 9.6 l/100 km
  • 227 - 220 g/km

911 Carrera S

Fuel consumption / Emissions
Fuel consumption combined 10.0 - 9.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined 227 - 220 g/km
  • 10.1 - 9.7 l/100 km
  • 231 - 222 g/km

911 Carrera 4S

Fuel consumption / Emissions
Fuel consumption combined 10.1 - 9.7 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined 231 - 222 g/km