vThe new 2019 Porsche 911 – the ‘992’ 911 – is revealed with a wide body, evolved styling, more tech and revised six-cylinder engine.
This is the new Porsche 911 – the ‘992’ in Porsche parlance – the eighth generation of Porsche’s fabled 911, complete with a further evolution of style, revised engines, a wide body and prices starting at getting on for £100,000 in 911 S guise (the revealed model).
In fact, although this is the reveal of the new 911, you can already plonk down an order, with the 911 S costing from £93,110 and the 911 4S from £98,148, both with PDK gearbox.
What you get for your £100k (a chunk more once you start ticking 911 option boxes) is a 911 the interwebs will declare has lazy design with its subtle evolution of what’s gone before, but which does, as always, move the 911’s game on a significant amount.
The revised six-cylinder turbo engine is still out the back and it’s still got a PDK ‘box, but the engine now delivers 444bhp and a revised PDK to scoot to 62mph in 3.7 seconds (3.6s for the 4S) 0.4s quicker than before, and opt for the Sport Chrono Pack and you’ll shave another 0.2s.
The new 911 sits on a new platform with more aluminium and a new chassis with four-wheel steering, and the looks become more aggressive thanks, in no small part, to a single wide-body style on offer and bigger wheels at the back than the front.
At the front there’s a new recessed bonnet (which nods back to the future) and the back gets the style du jour must have full width light bar as well as a bigger variable position spoiler.
Inside the rev counter still sits in the centre and there’s a 10.9″ central screen, the centre console is new with a fresh design for the gearlever and a selection of toggle switches. It looks Panamera familiar but with a 911 touch.
New tech includes a ‘Wet’ mode to keep you on track (it should have been named ‘UK Mode’), adaptive cruise, night vision assist, Porsche Road Trip, 360+ and Impact Apps.
The initial rollout is just the 911 S and 4S, but you can expect entry-level Carrera and Carrera 4, GTS and Turbo models to arrive in due course.