The new 8th-generation Porsche 911 has been revealed at the LA Motor Show. Take a look at details and pricing for the new 911 below…
A new version of the iconic Porsche 911 has arrived! The new 911, known internally as the 992, looks somewhat familiar but now sports a more refined appearance with a new headlight and taillight design, the latter of which now features a light bar that stretches the width of the rear.
As you would expect, this latest 911 has been developed to be faster and more dynamic than its predecessor. Its tracks have been widened and it stands some 45 mm wider. The front wheel arches house 20-inch wheels while 21-inch wheels are fitted to the rear. Flush, electric door handles now give the 911 a sleeker appearance.
The new Porsche 911 has more power and comes equipped with a new 8-speed PDK.
The first 2 models in the new 911 family are the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S. A rear-mounted flat-six 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine does service in the new 911 but now comes with a power output of 331 kW, some 22 kW more than before. Torque figures have yet to be revealed. A newly-developed 8-speed dual clutch transmission now features in the new 911, but a manual transmission is expected at a later stage.
The Carrera S will sprint from zero to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds while the Carrera 4S will do the sprint in 3.4 seconds. An optional Sports Chrono Package will shave off 0.2 seconds off those numbers. Top speed is 308 kph for the Carrera S while the Carrera 4S tops out at 306 kph.
The new 911 boasts new driver assistance systems such as a Wet Mode and optional Night Vision Assist. The interior features a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display and optional 18-way Sport Seats Plus will be offered as an option.
The 911 Cabriolet, Targa and high-performance GT derivatives are expected to come to market in coming months.
The new Porsche 911 has been confirmed to arrive in South Africa mid-2019.
New Porsche 911 - Price in SA
Porsche 911 Carrera S - R1 708 000
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - R1 797 000
Orders for the new Porsche 911 can be placed now for deliveries in mid-2019 and a 3-year/100 000 km DrivePlan will be standard.