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Porsche fans gather at Porsche Center Langley for debut of the latest generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera

Hundreds of Porsche owners and fans descended upon Porsche Centre Langley to witness the debut of the latest generation of Porsche’s most iconic sportscar – the Porsche 911 Carrera.

OpenRoad Auto Group CEO, Christian Chia and General Manager, Adam Ma officiated the unveiling of the timeless classic of the Porsche 911 Carrera, known as the Porsche 992 with a grand entrance of the vehicle driven by OpenRoad race car driver, Micheal Di Meo. This is the 8th generation of the 911 which comes in a range of models starting with the Porsche 911 Carrera to the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Prices start at $111,000.

With the launch of the Porsche 992, Porsche has upgraded the 911 interior to strike an even finer balance between refinement and simplicity, including a few throwback styling cues to the classic 1950’s era 911. The Carrera specific model shares the interior with the previously introduced S models, which includes re-designed seats, the traditional centrally positioned tachometer, and the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a 10.9-inch touch screen.

When it comes to power, the Carrera models are equipped with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six, developing 379 hp at 6,500 rpm and 331 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,950 to 5,000 rpm and equipped with the standard 8-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) transmission, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, or 3.8 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, with a top speed of 180 MPH. Both times represent an improvement of 0.2 seconds compared to the previous 911 Carrera Coupe with the PDK transmission.

Styling of the new 911 is classic Porsche with rounded front headlamps and an updated rear which now features a stunning wraparound LED light bar. The only visual difference between the standard 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S/4S are the exhaust openings in the rear fascia. To distinguish between the engine variants, the standard 911 Carrera features one rectangular, single-tube tailpipe on each side, while the S models are fitted with a set of round twin-tailpipes on each side, additionally, the optional Sport Exhaust system is distinguished by two oval tailpipes which can be ordered for all models.

Porsche Centre Langley is owned and operated by OpenRoad Auto Group, B.C.’s largest automotive retail group. The dealership first opened in 2014 to serve Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley customers to offer a full selection of new and pre-owned Porsche models as well as a local source for factory authorized Porsche parts and service. In 2019 Porsche Langley was awarded with the Porsche Premier Dealer designation by Porsche Canada for the team’s excellence in Porsche sales and service. OpenRoad Racing is also based out of Porsche Centre Langley where the OpenRoad Racing Porsche 911 GT3 resides in the off season. Most recently, OpenRoad Racing competed in the Porsche Cup Challenge Canada with lead race car driver, Michael Di Meo. The final race of the season will be at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, September 27-29. OpenRoad Auto Group is slated to open its second Porsche location in Richmond by late 2020 and just opened the world’s first Porsche Now retail store in Richmond.

For more information about OpenRoad Auto Group and Porsche Centre Langley visit, www.openroadautogroup.ca or www.porschelangley.com

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.’s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,500 associates representing 21 quality automotive brands at 32 full-service retail locations, including 25 B.C. dealerships, three collision centres, and four luxury automotive brands in Bellevue, Washington. OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise.

With a focus on transparent and innovative business practices, OpenRoad associates are empowered in their roles in order to establish lifelong relationships with car owners. The company’s corporate philosophy is rooted in Unlimited Possibilities Ahead for their clients, their associates and partners. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. openroadautogroup.com

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