It’s the new 911, more and less. The new 911, the 992, was introduced in Carrera S and 4S forms, and has since seduced everyone who’s been anywhere near it. Blame a stunning interior, bewitching driving dynamics and such weight of desirability you wonder why anyone else even bothers. Now the new 911 is here in non-S Carrera guise, both as a coupe and as a convertible.
Much stays the same. Same elegant cockpit, complete with 10.9-inch touchscreen, same handsome exterior (the 992 Carrera and Carrera S use the same body), same ultra-safe Wet mode and same fundamental engine hardware: a twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat-six and eight-speed twin-clutch transmission.
While the Carrera retains split front and rear wheel sizes, those wheels are an inch smaller: 19s up front, 20s at the rear. The Carrera also carries smaller brakes within those wheels, while smaller turbo turbines drop the power output to 380bhp. Zero to 62mph takes 4.0sec in a Sport Chrono Carrera, versus 3.5sec for the 444bhp Carrera S.
Now, the really good news. At £82,793 the Carrera coupe undercuts the S by more than £10k, while the £92,438 Carrera Cabriolet does the same to the Carrera S Cabriolet.