New Porsche 911 delivered by helicopter in Swiss Alps

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This is the extraordinary moment the new Porsche 911 was literally dropped off at a spectacular alpine resort – by helicopter. The iconic sports car – now in its eighth generation – has previously only been on display at motor shows.

But enthusiasts got an extra-special close-up of the 911 Carrera S at a mountain-top event held at the Areit-Alm restaurant, above Zell am See in the Austrian Alps. Stunning video and photos show the yellow coupe being picked up by a helicopter and then transported seamlessly to the beauty spot almost 1.500 metres above sea level.

The presentation was accompanied by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics, the brand ambassadors Walter Röhrl and Mark Webber as well as the works drivers Timo Bernhard and Richard Lietz.

911 is the future 

The new 911 will also set standards in the future in terms of exclusive sportiness, and unmistakably features the Porsche design DNA. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems combine the uncompromising dynamics of the classic rear-engine sports car with the demands of the digital world.

The now launched Carrera S models are equipped with further developed flat-six turbocharged engines producing an impressive 331 kW (450 PS). The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Both S models beat the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h: with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the rear-wheel-drive Coupé needs just 3.5 seconds, while the 911 Carrera 4S with all-wheel drive completes the sprint in 3.4 seconds. The top speeds are 308 km/h (911 Carrera S) and 306 km/h for the all-wheel-drive version.