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2020 porsche 911 carerra S and 4 S premier at LA auto show

there's a new porsche 911. code-named 992, the porsche carerra 911 S and 4S celebrated their world premiere on the eve of the LA auto show. This is the eighth generation of the 911 sports car that is celebrating a 55-year history. here's a look at what's new

the 911 race S and race 4S – the first two members of the 992 generation – will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine with 443 horsepower, up 23 from before. According to Porsche, the two-wheel drive drive S can hit 60 in just 3.5 seconds, while the all-wheel-drive runs 4S swipes at a fast time at 3.4 seconds. this makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage is increased by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional sport chrono package.

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the drive efficiency has been increased by way of an improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system. the power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Additional highlights include the new assistance systems, including porsche wet mode to make driving on wet roads even safer, and night vision assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as comprehensive connectivity – which now also uses swarm intelligence.

The exterior design emphasizes the leap in 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 slimline center section. at the front, the body is 45 mm wide. Flush integration of the electric pop-out handles in the doors emphasizes the tapered and smooth side contour.

Between the new LED headlights, the bonnet with a pronounced recess evokes the design of the first 911 generations. The rear is dominated by all models by the significantly wider, variable-position rear spoiler and the seamless, elegant light bar. Apart from the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminum.

Inspired by 911 models from the 1970s, the interior is characterized by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. alongside the central rev counter – typical for porsche – two thin, frameless freeform displays supply information to the driver. The center screen of the PCM is now 10.9 inches, and can be operated quickly and without distraction thanks to the new architecture.

underneath there is a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle functions. In terms of digitalization, the 911 takes the next step into the future with permanent connectivity as well as new functions and services. the standard PCM features include online navigation based on swarm data as well as porsche connect plus.

It also boasts a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems. These features are rounded off by three exclusive digital offerings: the porsche road trip app for extraordinary tours, the porsche 360+ personal assistant, and the web-based porsche impact emissions calculator for neutralizing your individual carbon footprint.

the 2020 porsche 911 race S has a starting price of $ 113,200 whilst the and 4S is slightly more at $ 120,600. add another $ 1,050 to each of those prices to cover destination and handling. orders are open, but deliveries will not start until summer of 2019 in the US.

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manufacturer: porsche

model: 2020 porsche 911 career S and 4S

kieron marchese I designboom

Nov 28, 2018

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