Opening. The fruits of Porsche’s production switchover are laid bare for the first time as an early example of the incoming 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S 992 is seen embarking on an early morning drive with the 991.2. Leading the way over its predecessor, the 992 is heralding a new era for what is now the eighth generation of Porsche 911 since its inception in 1963.
The new coupe is slightly wider than the previous one (at the front – by 45 mm) with almost the same other dimensions (the exact parameters will be revealed later, it is known that the base has grown). Externally – one hundred percent hit in a familiar image, although the car is actually created from scratch.
The 2020 Porsche 911 eighth generation sports car (factory code 992) was declassified by the Germans exactly for the opening of the Los Angeles auto show. Before us is a fusion of the latest technology and the 55-year-old evolution of a legend that has already found over a million customers around the world. At the heart of the motor range – modular pressurized flat-6 from the previous coupe, but recycled. In particular, the three-liter “six” modernized the injection and corrected the location of the turbochargers and the charge air cooling system. On versions of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S engine power was 450 “horses” – 30 hp more than the generation 991.2 coupe in the same S-version.
In the guise of a model with an internal designation, 992 authors tried not only to observe the continuity as a whole, but also to cause associations with 911 production from the 1960s and 1970s. However, retractable electric handles recessed into the door panels will not let you forget what century you are in.
With this engine, the two-wheel drive rear-wheel drive is gaining a hundred from zero in 3.7 seconds, and all-wheel drive in 3.6 seconds, that is, 0.4 faster than its predecessor. With the Sport Chrono package, you can reset another 0.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the Carrera S is 308, while that of the 4S is 306 km / h, the fuel consumption over the NEDC cycle is 8.9 and 9.0 l / 100 km, respectively. Not only the upgraded engine, but also a new eight-speed automated transmission with two clutches (in the 991 series, the seven-stroke PDK was used) is to blame for improving the parameters.
The interior design, by the definition of the company itself, combines lines in the spirit of the 1970s with modern technology like a central touch screen of 10.9 inches and a pair of frameless information displays placed on both sides of the classic tachometer. Under the screen – emergency gang and four more real buttons for quick access to the main functions.
Retro motifs from the outside and inside appeal to the nostalgic feelings of customers, but the 911 is “digital” as never before. Its communication capabilities have been enriched by “swarm intelligence”: accounting for information from other Porsche, including navigation. For the first time on the 911-m – night vision system with a thermal imager (optional). Another new Porsche Wet driving mode has been added. This system determines the wet road and warns the driver about the need for correction settings.
LED matrix optics is completely new, but it clearly develops design ideas outlined by predecessor models.
Automatic braking in front of obstacles on the basis of the front camera (included in the basic equipment) can be supplemented by adaptive cruise control with the Stop & Go function and an autonomous emergency stop system. The Porsche Road Trip application for travel planning (includes information on sights, restaurants and hotels), a personal assistant Porsche 360+ with 24-hour customer support and the Porsche Impact web portal with an emission calculator. It not only allows you to calculate your personal contribution to the pollution of the planet, but also to transfer money to “green” projects such as planting forests or building alternative power plants to compensate for this influence.
According to preliminary information, the suspension kept the general scheme (MacPhersons and multi-link), but were finalized. The company itself emphasizes the expanded use of lightweight materials: almost the entire body (except the front and rear parts) is now made of aluminum alloy. The diameter of the front wheels is 20 inches, and the rear – 21.
In Russia, orders for the new “nine hundred and eleventh” are already being taken. The starting price of the 911 Carrera S version is 7,749,000 rubles, and the 911 Carrera 4S is 8,199,000 rubles. For comparison, the rear-drive coupe Jaguar F-type with a 380-strong three-liter compressor “six” will cost a little more than six million, and the sports car Chevrolet Corvette starts at 6,350,000. same nameplate. Well, in the family of the new 911, there are still a lot of mini-premieres waiting for us, from basic Carrera (without the prefix S to the name) to GT3, from Targa 992 to a Convertible 992.