Porsche 911 Unveiled: 992 Generation Displays Refinement in Digital Form

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche - Autoblog

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche - Autoblog

It's no secret that Porsche's been working on a replacement for the 991.2-generation Porsche 911 - hell, Porsche even teased it earlier this month. Ahead of the driver, there are new digital instruments flanking the analogue centre rev counter; beside it, the touchscreen for the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system now measures 10.9 inches. With the eighth-generation Porsche 911, the designers, engineers, developers, and strategists in Stuttgart have, once again, carefully evolved their most popular sports auto and moved it another step forward into the future. For now, only the Carrera S and 4S models have been detailed so far, and both get a revised turbocharged flat-six of unspecified capacity (3.0 litres in the current facelifted 991) making 450 PS.

The 992 shows how it could be done: It has a new streamlined eight-speed PDK gearbox (up from seven speeds previously) built in such a way that would easily accommodate a hybrid motor. A larger 10.9-inch touch screen now sits in the centre of the dash for controlling numerous car's features.

At the heart of every 911 is a rear-mounted flat-six engine.

Both 911 models can accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in under four seconds: the rear-wheel-drive Coupé can achieve this benchmark in 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S with all-wheel drive in 3.6 seconds. The new vehicle might look similar to the outgoing model, too, but it's 1.73 inches wider and about an inch longer than the outgoing model, despite having the same wheelbase. This drops by another 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, and the two cars max out at 308 km/h for the S and 306 km/h for the 4S. Only the Carrera S and Carrera 4S trims have been revealed but you can count on Porsche eventually adding close to two dozen all up.

Keeping the fans really happy, Porsche says a manual transmission option will be offered at a later date.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche - Autoblog

Now playing: Watch this: The 992 generation of Porsche 911 is here - and it looks. The car's all aluminum bodywork is wider than before, with the front growing by 1.77 inches. The new door handles now sit flush with the body when the door is closed for added aerodynamic efficiency. The nose now features LED headlights, while the rear has a new variable-position spoiler and a seamless light bar. Porsche 911 models from the 1970s provided the inspiration here. In terms of digitalization, the 911 is more connected than ever before thanks to new functions and services.

In a world first, Porsche has developed Wet mode, included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warns the driver. Emergency braking for moving objects is also standard.

Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for the 911 for the first time.

The rear-drive 2020 Carrera S has a base price of $113,200 and the 4S all-wheel drive version starts at $120,600, not including a $1,050 delivery fee.

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