Porsche have unveiled their 8th generation 911 iconic sports car at the on-going LA Motor Show. Christened as the 992, the latest generation that would go on sale sometime next year in India features enhanced exterior design alongside spruced up interior and offers better performance.
Taking on from where the 991 (current generation 911 in India) left, the New Porsche 911 has a more up to date exterior design. Some of the significant changes on the 911 include wider wheel housing arches over 20-inch wheels upfront while the rear caters to 21-inch alloy-wheels. In fact according to the automaker, the width across the entire model range is now the same unlike before. When looked closely, the front of the new 911 has been widened by 45 mm in comparison to the predecessor. New LED headlamps, a more pronounced bonnet featuring sharper lines, variable-position rear spoiler with an elegant light bar contributes towards a striking design.
The interiors of 2019 Porsche 911 provide clear and straight lines for the dashboard. The biggest improvement however is the inclusion of a10.9 inch touch screen infotainment system that is 4 inch bigger than the out going version. The instrument cluster gets Porsche symbolic 5 dials comprising of 4 digital and 1 analog meter. In addition to these, there is a new “Wet Mode” on offer that comes as a standard fitment. Optional features include Night Vision Assist, Thermal Imaging Camera and Adaptive Cruise Control on the new 2019 Porsche 911.
This mid-engine sports car comes equipped with a turbocharged flat-six petrol engine capable of producing a maximum power output of 444 bhp for both Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S. In comparison to the previous generations there is an increase in output of 29 bhp. As a result, the 911 Carrera S sprints from 0 – 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds while the 911 Carrera 4S can do it in 3.6 seconds. These performance figures can further be improved by adding in the optional Sports Chrono Package by another 0.2 seconds. Top speed for Carrera S stands at 308 kmph while the Carrera 4S measures 306 kmph. An 8-speed PDK paddle shift gearbox carries out the transmission duties in both though there is a manual stick also on offer however the latter is not expected to make it to India.
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