Come 2019 and there will be an all new Porsche 911 in town. At its global unveiling in Los Angeles, Porsche unveiled the eighth generation of its iconic sports car and as you might expect from this car, it’s more of an evolution than a revolution.
Porsche tends to make two generations of the 911 back to back and that’s been the case here too. This new car code-named ‘992’ is a thorough rework of the current car code-named ‘991’.
You can see it in the look, though it’s grown slightly in dimensions the overall silhouette is virtually the same.
The surface work however is a lot tighter with stronger lines especially on the bonnet.
You’ll also notice a pronounced blackened splitter element in the front bumper and though the Oval Headlamps return, their detailing is different with the option of matrix full LED elements.
It’s around the back where as with the new Cayenne things are really different.
There’s a new Porsche trademark LED light band joining the slimmer squarer new OLED tail-lamps.
What’s also interesting is while previously the basic Carrera and Carrera S came with a narrower body and rear tracks compared to the Four-Wheel-Drive in the higher-end models, this time all of them used the wider body.
While many thought and feared that this new 911 would be a hybrid, that hasn’t happened yet. Although a hybrid version will likely be added to the range at some point in this new cars life cycle. For now you still get the same 3-Liter Twin-Turbo Flat 6, but its power is up now.
The Carrera S now makes 450 HP, up from the 420 and this will let it do 0-100Kmph in just 3.5 seconds with the Sports-Chrono Pack and on to a top speed of 307 kmph. Those numbers drop to 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 305 kmph for the 4-Wheel Drive Carrera 4S.
Overseas you will be able to get a 7-Speed Manual Transmission as before, but the PDK Dual-Clutch Automatic that will make its way in India is an 8-Speed unit. There’s even the option of Rear-Wheel Steering right from the base model this time.
Onto the inside which is where the changes of this new generation are most apparent.
The dashboard is more horizontally oriented and a there is a 10.9” Touchscreen, similar to the one in the Panamera and Cayenne. The buttons on the tall, slim Center Console have been kept to a minimum and some functions have been shifted to the touchscreen.
But the biggest change here is that the gear lever is now a small little stub.
The classic 5-Dial instrument cluster of the 911 returns, but once again like the bigger cars only the tachometer is still analog. The outer dials are now series of customizable screens.
New Porsche 911 will get its global launch next year with an India debut hopefully by the end of 2019 and while we wait, tell us what you think of the new 911 in the comments.
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