The eighth generation of an icon: spectacular world premiere in Los Angeles.
The new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S: more powerful, more dynamic, without a doubt a 911.
Faster, more emotional and more connected: the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 is here. On the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the new 911 celebrated its world premiere at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles. With an exterior that unequivocally reflects the design of the Porsche DNA, a more muscular look and a completely new interior design, the new 911 is both timeless and modern. The next generation of flat engines with six turbochargers has been further developed to be more powerful than ever, and offers 443 horsepower in the S models. By using an improved injection process, as well as a new design for turbochargers and intercoolers , the engine efficiency has been further optimized. The power is delivered by a new dual speed transmission and double clutch. New assist systems, such as the standard Porsche Wet Mode to increase driver awareness on wet roads, and optional Night Vision Assistance with a thermal imaging camera, are part of the wide range of active driver assistance features available . The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a larger 10.9-inch touch screen (up to 7.0 inches in the previous car) and integral connectivity, optional Optional 18-way Adaptive sports seat with enhanced side support, redesigned PASM dampers and Extended digital features ensure greater comfort and ease of daily use.
911 Carrera S models with 443 horsepower
The six-cylinder turbo engine of the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S now produces 443 horsepower. This corresponds to an increase of 23 horsepower compared to the previous model. Equipped as standard with the 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, the 911 Carrera S Coupe with rear-wheel drive needs only 3.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from neutral, and the 911 Carrera 4S Coupe with all-wheel drive only takes 3.4 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage is increased by another 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, 3.3 seconds for the Carrera S and 3.2 seconds for the Carrera 4S. The maximum speed of the track now is 191 miles per hour (911 Carrera S) and 190 miles per hour for the all-wheel drive version. A manual transmission will be offered at a later date.
Clear design language, unmistakable identity.
The exterior design has been renewed and underlines the jump in the performance of the new Porsche 911. The casings of the wheels are much wider and arc over the large front wheels of 20 inches and the rear wheels of 21 inches. At the front, the body width has increased by 45 millimeters (1.77 inches), which leaves room for a wider front track. Correspondingly, the width of the rear body in both the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S has increased to 1,852 mm (72.91 in), the width of the previous 911 Carrera 4 and 911 GTS models. The flush integration of the electric door handles that extend outward when necessary emphasizes the tapered and smooth side contour. Among the new LED headlights, the front boot lid with pronounced contours evokes the design of the first 911 generations. The rear is dominated by the rear spoiler significantly wider and variable position and the elegant and seamless light bar, which is now a feature of the traction variants on both and four wheels. With the exception of the front and rear fascias, all the outer skin is now made of aluminum.
The completely new interior is characterized by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with built-in instruments. The Porsche 911 models of the 1970s provided inspiration here. To the left and right of the tachometer located in the center, which is characteristic of Porsche, two thin, frameless and free-form screens provide information to the driver. The PCM can be operated quickly and intuitively thanks to the new architecture. Located below the screen, a compact five-button switch panel provides direct access to key vehicle functions. In terms of digitization, the 911 is more connected than ever thanks to new features and services. The standard PCM system features Porsche Connect Plus that includes online traffic information based on swarm data. (A subscription is required after an initial 12-month trial period.)
* The availability of Porsche Connect services depends on the availability of the wireless network coverage that may not be available in all areas, and may be subject to a possible sunset or deactivation of the technology, which cancels the services. The vehicle equipment needed to use Porsche Connect is only available from the factory and can not be adapted. In the same way, it is possible that the vehicle's equipment does not work with future mobile networks that have not yet been implemented. Some features may require separate subscriptions, or data charges may apply.
The new assistance systems increase safety and comfort.
As a world first, Porsche has developed the Wet Mode, which is included as standard equipment in the new Porsche 911. This feature detects water on the road, preconditions stability control and anti-lock braking systems accordingly, and warns the driver . A camera-based braking warning and assistance system, also equipped as standard, detects the risk of collision with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Night vision assistance with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for the 911 for the first time. The adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control, stopping and advancing functionality and an innovative emergency assistance feature.
The 2020 911 Carrera S has a base MSRP of $ 113,200, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S will be offered starting at $ 120,600, each not including the shipping, processing and handling fee of $ 1,050. The models can be ordered now and are expected to reach US dealerships in the summer of 2019.