2009 Porsche 911 range launched in GCC

2009 Porsche 911 range launched in GCC

Porsche held multiple events over the weekend to launch the refreshed 2009 911 range in various GCC countries. Attending the Dubai press event, I saw the new version, and had a hard time picking out differences from the older version. However, most of the changes were under the skin.

The initial launch included the 911 Carrera 2, the Carrera 2S, the Carrera 4, the Carrera 4S, and their Targa and Cabriolet versions. This was my first close look at a Porsche, considering I’ve never driven, and probably never will drive, any of the marque’s vehicles. The engine, of course, remains in the rear, and it was interesting to see how they crammed an engine into such a tiny space. Craftsmanship was impeccable, with leather lining the interiors, and metallic-looking armrests that are actually soft to the touch. And seeing no engine under the front bonnet was weird.

New features include a new 7-speed dual-clutch automanual, available alongside a 6-speed manual. All 6-cylinder engines have had power increases. Look for the new specs as the new 911 is added to the car guide soon.

Unlike the cheapskate Bugatti launch, the Porsche launch event had a light-and-laser show, complete with bands, dancers and acrobatics. I also got a free palm-sized 2009 911 (worth Dhs 130) to add to my huge model collection, which was probably the highlight of my day.

What do you think?



  1. wow, you’ve got more cars than me. well, I think I have the least. only 3 cars. the FX45, Porche BoxsterS and a Chevy SSR. sounds like you had a good time at the launch.

  2. I had a huge model collection when I was a kid;my folks shipped everything back home. Not sure if I have the space or the time to start another collection.

  3. Author

    I am somewhat of a serious collector, with 200 or so random cars. I only collect the 5-inch 1/43 scale models, some costing 5 bucks and some as high as 200 bucks.

  4. good if that hobby satisfay you, losers.

  5. Author

    You badly need a hobby, considering your attitude.

  6. I think its good that hardly any changes. Love these lights..

  7. well, i still buy like these but can be moved (R/C car) which is better than your toys.

  8. model car collection is considered a serious hobby.. unlike r/c cars which r meant 4 lil children!

  9. if you consider R/C cars hobby is 4 lil children, then you should see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l34fWADu0E

  10. I dont have time for the vid to load but let me tell you I have had some cool remote cont cars there’s one which I had with awesome 4 wheel suspension RWD that I could make 360’s with. Then I had a Jeep Wrangler R/C that had real 4WD with a motor for each axle and the suspension was so fun watch as the car leaned while turning.

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