This is the Porsche 911 992, the eighth generation of the world’s most iconic sports car which has been revealed at the LA Auto Show and is available to order now
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- 2019 Porsche 911 992 revealed
- Car available to order now
- Price from £98,000 for Carrera S
This is the Porsche 911 992, the eighth generation of the world’s most iconic sports car which has been revealed at the LA Auto Show and is available to order now.
2019 Porsche 911 Styling
Evolution is what the 911’s all about, which means the 992 looks like a carbon copy of the old model – despite being all new. Take another look and you’ll spot revised LED headlights, exhaust pipes integrated into the rear bumper, an LED rear light bar, new bonnet creases and door handles that sit flush with the body. The 992 is wider than the car it replaces and all models get flared rear wheel arches that rival a Kardashian for curves.
2019 Porsche 911 Price
Porsche has only revealed prices for the 992 Carrera S fitted with a PDK automatic gearbox – it starts from £93,000 for the rear-wheel drive Carrera 2S, while the four-wheel drive Carrera 4S costs £98,000. You can expect the entry-level Carrera 2 to start from around £80,000 when it’s revealed in 2019.
2019 Porsche 911 Interior
The 992’s cabin blends period features with the latest technology. The prominent centre rev counter behind the steering wheel would look perfectly at home in the original 1960s 911, but the digital displays on either side of it – and the 11-inch screen in the centre of the dash’ – definitely wouldn’t.
2019 Porsche 911 Driving Modes
The 992’s rear-engined layout might give it lots of grip in the dry, but in the wet having the weight at the back of the car can be a little ‘tricky’. The solution is a new Wet mode. It automatically detects water on the road, primes the car’s electronic safety nets accordingly and warns you that the going has got slippy.
2019 Porsche 911 Engines
The 992 is fitted with a 3.0-litre flat 6 twin turbocharged engine. The range kicks of with the 385hp Carrera – which is expected to have 15hp more than the old model. Performance figures have only been confirmed for the 992S though, it produces 450hp – 30hp more than before – to get it from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, the four-wheel drive Carrera 4S gets from 0-62mph a tenth of a second quicker and both can hit 190mph.
With 450hp, you’d expect the 992 Carrera S to glug petrol quicker than an student gets through cheap lager but, in fact, it can return fuel economy of more than 30 mpg under tough new testing regulations. That’s better than a Jaguar F-Type with nearly 100bhp less.
2019 Porsche 911 Driving
The Porsche 911 experience has always been about offering a rewarding drive and you can expect the 922 to improve on the high standards set by the old model. As before adjustable suspension will be available while all models, not just the top ones, will get the option of four-wheel steering for greater agility. Also, Porsche has also quickened the car’s steering by five percent for even more energetic cornering.
2019 Porsche 911 Safety
Along with being the quickest 911 ever built, the 992 will also be the safest. Automatic emergency braking is standard and it can detect cars, people and animals. Dive into the 992’s options list and you can have features previously reserved for luxury cars like the Mercedes S-Class including adaptive cruise control and night vision that displays an infrared image of the road a head on the car’s central infotainment screen.
The 992 might be the cleanest Porsche yet, but it’s still someway off completely emission-free. If that’s a worry, there’s an answer – it’s called Porsche Impact and its an online app that estimates the impact you have on the environment when you’re driving your 911. Through the app, you can then choose from a variety climate projects – such as hydro, solar and forest protection – which you can invest in to offset your carbon footprint.