It’s the archetype sports car and one of the most coveted vehicles in history. It’s the one and only Porsche 911. The German automaker’s defining car has remained virtually unchanged from a design standpoint for 55 years and is finally ready for the next-generation, code-named 992. The upcoming 2020 Porsche 911 shares the same platform with its 991-gen predecessor, but not without changes.
A largely modified platform was expected to help the new car lose some weight, but the opposite happened. The new models are some 160 pounds heavier than their predecessors. The 2020 Porsche 911 also sports a uni-light LED taillight borrowed from the new Cayenne and a similarly revised interior with a number of new tech features.
Also, for the very first time, the 911 features a full-sized cup holder that likely aims to satisfy the U.S. market buyers. The new models are already here and their prices are ranging from between $114,500 and $122,000. That’s without counting the entry-level, special ultra-luxury Exclusive Series, and track-focused GT RS models which will arrive at a later date. Only the Carrera models are available at the moment.
The initial 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera models feature an uptuned version of the current 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six engine that’s now making 443 horses and 390 pound-feet of torque.
The coveted 911 Turbo models are still a mystery in that regard as it’s still uncertain whether their current 3.8L twin-turbo flat-six will also make the next-gen transition. Regardless of what happens, the 911 Turbos should also pack more punch than they do at this particular moment.
Finally, all or at least most new 911’s should adopt a new 48-volt mild-hybrid setup that’s started appearing across not only Porsche, but almost every major automakers’ range as of late. The Stuttgart-based luxury car manufacturer is currently adopting electrification at high speed, but the iconic 911 will likely be the last of their models to go fully electric.
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