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Porsche 911 (992) 2019

The Porsche 992 is the internal designation for the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 sports car, which was officially introduced at the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles on November 27, 2018.

Specifications: The 992 uses rack-and-pinion steering and has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The 992 has wide rear-wheel arches which will be a part of every model in the 992 lineage (a change only found on variants of the 911 previously) along with 19-inch wheels.

Compared to its predecessor, the 992 is 45 mm (1.8 in) wider and now uses aluminium body panels. The 992 also has a new rear bumper with larger exhaust tips than its predecessor. The front of the car is designed to mimic the appearance of an early 911 in a modern fashion. 992 models have electrical pop-out door handles, a retractable rear spoiler (for specific models only) and LED headlights. All models also feature a full-length rear light bar. The interior also has received significant changes including a straighter dashboard which harks back to the shape of the dash board used on the classic 911. The instrument cluster consists of two 7-inch digital displays and an analogue tachometer.

The engines have piezo injection, a revised intake system, and—in some markets under Euro-6 regulations—have engine particulate filters. At launch the only available transmission is an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, although a 7-speed manual will be available later. The manual will only be offered on the Carrera S and 4S models initially, both of which will have the Sport Chrono Package as standard equipment with the manual transmission.

Equipment: Standard equipment includes a 10.9-inch display with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and navigation system, a 8-speed PDK transmission and driver assistance systems including collision detection with braking intervention.  A Wet Mode feature is also introduced on the 992 which uses acoustic sensors on the wheel wells to detect wet pavement and adjusts the stability control, the rear wing position, and gearbox responsiveness to keep the car stable. Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, night vision, automatic parking, and sports suspension which lowers the car by 10 mm (0.4 in). A Sport Chrono package is also available on all models and features an overboost function that provides increased performance for 20 seconds. 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration times are decreased by 0.2 second.

Models: Carrera, Carrera S and Carrera 4S (2019– ): The first models to debut in the 992 lineage were the Carrera S and Carrera 4S in November 2018, displayed at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Both of the models are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine.  The Carrera S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet followed in January 2019 while the base Carrera model was introduced in July 2019.