Porsche Exists in “Transformers: Rise of the Monsters”With the 911, which over its eight generations has launched so many versions that it is difficult to identify it exactly. However, through a press release, the German brand announced that it Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 (964) demonstrates the press’s skepticism. That is why here we tell you more about this sample.
The context should be that the Porsche 911 is the car that gives life to the Autobots Mirage, who has a bigger role in the movie.
Taking on the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 (964) as their vehicle form, the Autobots “Mirage” join the Transformers forces in the upcoming battle. Mirage fights for the forces of good alongside Optimus Prime. “The 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is perfect not only because the movie was shown in 1994, but also because of the Mirage’s personality traits”says Oliver Hoffmann, Director of Marketing Communications at Porsche AG. “He’s a tough character with a kind heart and a little rebellious from time to time.”
Porsche built just 55 units of the Carrera RS 3.8making it an exceptionally rare historic car. To avoid the risk of damage, no original models were used in the shoot. Instead, five pictured cars were built that look exactly like a 964 on the outside, but are actually not the original Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 models.
However, to create the original engine sound for the Mirage, an actual 911 RS 3.8 was used so that the film could be as accurate as possible. “It was important to us to represent the sound of the 911 depicted in the movie.”said Aisha Coker, Vice President of Marketing, Porsche Cars North America. “It was very ambitious given the number of cars required for a limited production 911, but we are pleased with the result and hope the public is too.”.
Each car in the picture performs a specific function. One car, for example, has been modified to back up faster; another that was staged specifically for stunt sequences, and another that was controlled outside the driver’s cab for the performer-focused scenes inside.
“We are delighted to be working with Team Porsche on this unprecedented integrated partnership that has brought our Autobot Mirage to life in the most unique, iconic and unforgettable way that showcases the robot’s personality and the adventurous and heroic spirit of the vehicle form.”, He says. Erin Trachtenberg, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships, Paramount.
In terms of technical characteristics, the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.8 has a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter engine that develops 300 horsepower and 359 Nm of torque. These features allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. It weighs 1210 kg and has a coupe-like body. It has a length of 4270 mm, a width of 1776 mm and a height of 1270 mm.