Porsche 992. New Porsche 911 Carrera 2 review: a gateway drug to 992 ownership?

Porsche 992

Porsche 992

The lamp panel design language is from the -generation Panamera launched in 2016 , but the upper edge of the lamps is completely straight. The brakes — ceramics on the 4S we tested, steels on the S, and with a more direct ratio and bigger rear discs on both — are supremely strong and feelsome, and able to handle it all, from walking pace town stuff to serious, speed-slaughtering stops. Taking center stage inside the all-new 911 is its new digital layout set inside a wide dash featuring prominent straight lines. In 2011, the 991-generation 911 once again got wider fenders, but the 992 even tops that. The first gear has a shorter gear ratio than before, which better matches lower gears to the turbocharged engines.

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Porsche 992

Such muscular numbers and bodyshell are a reminder that this is hardly a poverty Pork: 0-62mph takes just 4. The cycle resets again for model year 2020, as predictable as a fist fight in the Ukrainian parliament. The smart new wing mirrors generate next to no turbulence, and even the roar of those huge rear tyres is well suppressed. Clap eyes on a 911 C2 for the first time and you won't be disappointed. As usual, the 992 has mixed-size alloys, with 19s at the front and 20s at the rear with 330mm discs with four-piston caliper brakes nestled inside them.

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Porsche 992

Even the lightweight 2-litre 4-cylinder 718 is far from the 2020 demands and it makes just a small share of Porsche sales. Interior Standard equipment includes a 10. A Carrera coupe can sprint to 62mph in 4. It could also have a manual gearbox option from launch, and a really good six-speeder in place of the compromised seven-speed it will get. More cooling air is now being channeled to the brakes and radiators via a slim horizontal intake with selectively blocked louvers. After about an hour of giving it the stick, there is no doubt about it: this 911 moves in a more compliant yet more aggressive manner, it can go at a faster pace, and it hangs on quite a bit longer. It's the most affordable sports car in the range, although that doesn't make it cheap.

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Porsche 992

While standard-size steel rotors are part of the Carrera parcel, the S gets bigger discs and matching calipers. Word is it could appear from 2020. The steering is quick enough and accurate, but lacks a little feel, and those twin turbochargers undeniably strangle some of the emotion from the flat six. If you don't agree, it means you haven't floored a powerful electric car. Luckily this time the Carrera S has the same wide body as the 4S and it also has the 911 trademark rear lamp panel that during the 996, 997 and 991 generations was reserved only for the 4S.

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Porsche 992

This meant that in addition to traditional Porsche option codes, the 991 had a few Volkswagen option codes. At 3,382 pounds curb weight as tested, the 992 gains around 160 pounds over the 991. If the system identifies a potential hazard based on the movement and position of the detected person or animal, the warning in the instrument cluster turns red and an audible warning tone sounds. In the 991, the seven-speed manual was at times a counter-productive, fidgety-to-frustrating attempt to come to grips with ever-tightening emissions regulations. This new 911 may not break new visual ground, but there are some big upgrades under its skin. The top speed is 192 mph, which should be plenty for most occasions. 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.

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Porsche 992

All models also feature a full-length rear light bar. A well kitted-out 992 can do much more than accelerate swiftly, steer accurately, and brake promptly. Proliferation is even more evident in the brakes department. Nothing is official, but have suggested the base Carrera will use a turbocharged 3. It's a sophisticated, new-era design that will look familiar to anyone who has been inside any late-model Porsche. Human error aside, this new build is another Stuttgart masterpiece.

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