Get To Know The 2020 Porsche 911 Through Official Videos

Kelley Robertson
November 30, 2018

Significantly wider wheel housings arch over large 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. It's got 443 horsepower coming from a turbocharged flat-six 3.0-liter engine delivering an extra 23 hp over the previous model. Between the new LED headlights, the front luggage compartment lid with pronounced contours evokes the design of the first 911 generations. Top speed for the S is set at 191mph (307km/h) and for the 4S at 190mph (305km/h).

Power from that flat-six goes to the road via a newly developed 8-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. From the front, the new LED headlights and subtle bonnet strips lend a modern look, while the rear of the auto is characterised by a wider, extendable spoiler and the continuous light strip that recently became a part of Porsche's design language. The new door handles now sit flush with the body when the door is closed for added aerodynamic efficiency.

The interior has been completely revamped and now gets the sharper design from the new Cayenne and Panamera. Performance is impressive, as is expected in a 911, with the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S coupe hitting 100 km/h (about 62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S all-wheel-drive needing 3.6-seconds to reach 100 km/h. Improvements include larger turbos, a new intercooler and new injectors. This advantage is increased by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. However, this week was the first official confirmation from Porsche of the 911's details, such as an outer skin entirely made from aluminum, as well as the first chance to see properly inside. Meanwhile, Porsche hasn't revealed their torque output yet - the current 991-based Carrera S makes 450Nm of peak torque.

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Do not fear, manual lovers; a proper three-pedal set-up will arrive just after this one, likely once Porsche releases the non-S models of the Carrera 4 and 2. In addition to a central tachometer, the driver looks at two frameless displays, while beneath the large central screen are five buttons for quick access to the most important functions. In terms of digitalization, the 911 is more connected than ever before thanks to new functions and services. The 992 comes with 12 months of Porsche Connect Plus, an internet-based system that uses swarm data to display traffic.

"For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport during open track days but also at worldwide motor racing events", said in a statement Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche's president of Motorsport. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warns the driver.

While Porsche hasn't yet confirmed details of the hybrids, we understand that the batteries will be positioned up front, counterbalancing the 911's rear-mounted engine and giving the vehicle nearly flawless 50/50 weight distribution for the first time in its long history. The Adaptive Cruise Control option includes automatic distance control, stop-and-go functionality, and an innovative Emergency Assist function. The 2020 911 Carrera 4S starts at $120,600. Regardless, your 911 will still be available with a stick - a feature Porsche says is driven by the US market.

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