Porsche has unveiled the new eighth generation 911 at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Exuding classic 911 DNA, it now has a more muscular overall appearance. The rear-engine sports car has a flat-6 turbocharged engine which is more powerful than ever before. It is also more fuel efficient with an improved injection process, and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air-cooling system. The power is delivered to a newly developed 8 speed dual-clutch transmission.
The exterior design is new and emphasizes the increased performance for the 911 type 992. Significantly wider wheel housings arch over the 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. The rear end is now the same width across all models, highlighting the “slim line” centre section. At the front, the body is 45 mm wider. Flush integration of the electrically activated pop-out handles in the doors emphasizes the tapered and smooth side contour.
Between the new LED headlights, the hood with a pronounced recess evokes the design of the first 911 generations. The rear is dominated on all models by the significantly wider, variable-position rear spoiler and the seamless light bar. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium. The completely new interior is characterized by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. The 911 models from the 1970s provided the inspiration.
New assistance systems increase safety and comfort. In a world first, Porsche has developed Wet mode, included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the vehicle for a particular emphasis on safety, by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel (Sport Chrono Package). The warning and brake assist system, also fitted as standard, detects the risk of collisions with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for the 911 for the first time.
The adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control, stop-and-go function, reversible occupant protection and an innovative autonomous Emergency Assist function. The 2020 911 Carrera S pricing begins at $129,100 and $137,400 for the 911 Carrera 4S. The new models are available for ordering now and will arrive in Canada in the fall of 2019.