The 992: Key facts Here’s the main points to take away from the impending 992 ahead of its official launch at the La Auto Show in November.
US AND EU SPECS DIFFER
EU models will come fitted with exhaust particulate filters and a rear wing sitting lower in eco mode.
9A2 ENGINE RETAINED
Porsche is sticking with the turbocharged 9A2 engine as found in the 991.2, albeit with revisions to intake and exhaust.
993 TURBO-STYLE INTERCOOLERS
Porsche has moved the intercoolers from the side of the engine to on top of it, replicating the setup of the first twin-intercooler Turbo in the 993.
ICONIC FIVE DIALS BANISHED
Those five dials, a staple of the 911 since 1963, have been replaced with two digital screens either side of the-still centrally mounted, analogue tacho
ALUMINIUM BODY PANELS
Most panels are now made of aluminium rather than steel including the roof, doors and front bonnet, in order to keep the car’s weight to the same as the 991.2.
New feature detects when the car is riding over a wet surface and changes gearbox, PSM and aero settings. It’s automatic but also selectable on the Mode wheel.
HYBRID TECHNOLOGY… BUT NOT YET
Eight-speed PDK gearbox has room for hybrid power unit. However, don’t expect this to feature on Gen1 cars. Wider body leaves room for battery packs in future too.
The 991-generation’s seven-speed ‘box has been retained, and Porsche says it’s been improved.
NEW WHEEL SIZES
992 Carrera will get 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, the same as the current GT3 RS and 918 Spyder, though they won’t be as wide.