Меняться, но не изменять… За верность идеалам этой модели впору ставить памятник — жизненное кредо канонического Porsche 911 не меняется с 1963 года. Эссенциальный шарм не оттенили ни водяное охлаждение, ни наддув, ни полноуправляемое шасси. И будущая серия 992 проделает тот же фокус, даже если станет гибридом plug-in.
In a busy month for Porsche, the firm has released images of the second-generation Macan. This is a lightly facelifted version of the original but with more modern powertrains and minor suspension and steering revisions to go with modest cosmetic enhancements. The basic Macan comes with a 2-litre four cylinder engine based on that used in the VW Golf GTI and it is likely to play a far larger role in the car’s future now Porsche has purged its ranges of diesel engines for the foreseeable. The Macan S will drop its old 3.6-litre motor for a more modern 3.0 V6 with far better fuel consumption and around 355bhp, while the Macan Turbo will have a 2.9-litre version of the same engine (the reduction in capacity resulting from a beefed-up crankshaft) with approximately 434bhp.
2020 Porsche 911 992 captured without camo for the first time… Clearest pictures yet of next-generation 911 revealed on the public road; full-width rear lights and Taycan-style front end spotted.
New 2019-2020 Porsche 911 992 hikes power and adds hybrids. New line-up will be turbo only and all models will pack more power. Hybrids due 2020.
Porsche has revealed its new 992 Cabriolet, which is initially available in Carrera S and 4S guises…
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.
Naturally aspirated GT3 seen with production body for the first time
Speedster announcement underlines Porsche’s commitment to atmospheric engines for GT cars
Next-gen Targa 992 free of camouflage for first time
Current ‘Porsche Turbo’ headlines may well be reserved for the company’s first allelectric sports car, the Taycan Turbo – a bizarre name given the car is completely devoid of any turbocharger. Photograph courtesy Andreas Mau.
One of the halo models of the whole 992-generation range has been papped more times than Post Malone over the past few months. Traditional 911 Turbo cues remain, including slim side vents in front of the rear wheels, square quad exhausts and a whale tail with a deployable spoiler nestled within. Expect around 600bhp from the punchiest Turbo S model, all-wheel drive and the PDK auto as your only transmission option.
992 GT3 takes to the Nürburgring. Production body debut and nat-asp sound as next GT3 hits Nordschleife.
De-winged manual option will continue on the 992-generation GT3
Porsche opens up the 911 992 range with two new 2021 Targas. New Targa arrives in 380bhp and 444bhp guises to join cabriolet and coupé 911s
Imminent production reveal after final shakedown in cold weather
The 992-generation 911 Turbo sticks with the formula that’s worked so well for generations, mixing high performance and long-distance comfort. The new 3.8-litre boxer six, based on the Carrera’s, has bigger twin turbos than before and makes 641bhp, up 68bhp, with torque up by 37lb ft to 590lb ft. Top speed is still 205mph, but 0-62mph is trimmed by 0.2 seconds to 2.7. It’s 20mm wider at the rear arches, and the new active aero improves cooling and downforce.
Porsche doubles down on EV strategy
The 992 has been spotted undertaking lying laps around the Nürburgring Nordschleife as Porsche looks to cement a lap time at the famous circuit ready for the car’s imminent release. Porsche took two mules out onto the ‘Ring, the most noticeable difference between them found at their rears: the twin oval pipes of one prototype indicates the shape of the stock exhaust system, while the quad-tipped prototype hints at the appearance of cars fitted with optional Sports exhaust.
The new 911 is coming and the re will be a hybrid model… New Porsche 992 911 is almost ready. Redesigned model range appears later this year. Hybrid model will be most powerful 911 yet, while GT3 could retain natural aspiration.
Alongside Vice President Product lines 911 and 718, “Mr 911” August Achleitner, who was keen to learn what the former racing driver thought, Webber had the chance to inspect the car with its camouflage almost completely removed. Returning from his fast laps at Porsche’s development centre in Weissach, he said: “In a word, that was awesome. There are so many highlights. The wide front axle, for example, seemed to give it greater cornering performance and turning-in became even more precise. The different front and back wheel sizes make a big difference to stability when you’re changing direction quickly too. As for the design, I love it: it’s very clear and typical Porsche.”
All-wheel drive non-S Coupé and Cab arrive
Eighth Wonder Officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the eighth generation 911 – the 992 – subtly evolves the lineage, mixing fresh styling with new technology... Story: Simon Jackson. Photography: Porsche.
Falken has unveiled its 2020 Porsche 911 GT3R in preparation for the VLN and Nürburgring 24-hour events.
Frank-Steffen Walliser admits package could also be offered for Carreras
Porsche 911 flagship is unveiled with more punch than ever before and better aero
We aren’t entirely sure that Porsche is too keen on keeping the next-generation 911 much of a secret. The latest spy photos don’t really “spy” Porsche’s new supercar as much as they showcase it from every angle. The car isn’t even painted the normal shade of Porsche prototype black, and we will happily admit this new 911 is positively gorgeous in blue. There’s no possible way this car would go unnoticed in public, and we suspect that’s exactly the way Porsche wants it.
Exclusive department to collaborate with Style Porsche for Heritage specials
Cabriolet to benefit most from 992’s new rigid chassis