The new 2019 Porsche 911 has been revealed in Los Angeles this week, the eighth-generation of the sports car, dubbed '992', will reach Australia in the second quarter of 2019 priced from $265,000 plus on-road costs.
It looks remarkably similar to the current model, however, the exterior changes include a wider body (45mm at the front), recessed door handles, revised LED headlights, a bonnet with a pronounced vertical beading, a redrawn rear end and larger arches to accommodate new wheels. Also, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium.
“Completely new” is how Porsche describe the interior, the dashboard adopts straight lines with recessed instruments. Highlights include the new 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system and a swish looking central rev counter that sits between two frameless driver information displays.
The new 911 will also feature Porsche’s new Wet Mode which the brand claims is a world first. It detects water on the road and automatically adjusts the control systems accordingly while alerting the driver to the changes.
Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available on the 911 for the first time.
The new 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S will launch with one engine choice, a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six that now produces 331kW, an increase of 22kW over the outgoing model.
Porsche claims the rear-wheel drive Carrera S will hit 100km/h from a standstill in 3.7 seconds, while the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S completes the dash in 3.6 seconds - 0.4 seconds quicker than the old version. Opting for the Sports Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off those times.
The new 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S can be ordered now and are due to arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2019 priced from $265,000 and $281,100 respectively plus on-roads.
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