Previously we have taken a brief look at the exclusive 2019 Porsche 935 “Moby Dick”. And luckily, the Moby Dick will not be the only Porsche we will get to see in 2019. Just recently, the latest 2019 Porsche 911 has made its debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show. So with no further ado, let’s have 2019 Porsche 911 preview!
Honestly speaking if you are not Porsche enthusiast, high chance that you will not see any significant change for this new 992 generation based on its exterior. But in fact, there are quite lots of great stuffs hidden underneath. In terms of styling, 2019 Porsche 935 still retain the iconic characteristics of its 911 predecessors. That said; its front track and body are now 45mm wider for more cohesive design and better front-end grip, stability, and traction. On the other hand, the real wheel arches will not be made wider due to future models.
In addition, there are a number of detail modifications. For example, there is a new bumper which includes more prominent splitter along the leading edge and bigger cooling ducts trio. Also, the next-gen Porsche 911 also has a longer bonnet featuring more angular leading edges, along with new headlights design which looks more rounded and also, gets a cool LED matrix tech. Then looking at the door, we can see the sleek electrically-operated flush door handles for better aerodynamics. For the wheel, the 992 is expected to have a longer wheelbase, yet its overall size will likely remain the same like its predecessor. And finally, it still has the unique rear end featuring the signature wraparound LED tail light, plus, few certain details like the wider retractable rear wing.
And those are some of exterior changes, but what about its powertrain then?
Well, both the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S and four-wheel-drive Carrera 4S model will equip with the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine featuring 443 horsepower, which is 23hp more than the previous Carrera S. Since this engine is also related to the 406-lb-ft engine used by the 991 Carrera GTS, we can pretty much expect the similar torque levels for these two new Carrera S and 4S.
For the record, the Carrera S can hit 62mph within 3.7sec; while the 4S is only 0.1sec faster. Both models also come with the new 8-speed gearbox which is compatible with hybrid elements. There will also be a manual, yet there have been no information revealed regarding it. In comparison, the new 911 models are about 0.4sec quicker than the 911-gen Porsche 911 GT3, and with the Sport Chrono Pack, it is even 0.6sec faster.
In terms of top speed, it is 191mph for the 992-gen Carrera S, and it is 190mph of max speed for the Carrera 4S. Those top-speed figures are approx. equal to the previous models. But, let’s remind us all that the new Porsche 911 did finish Nurburgring-Nordschleife actually 5sec faster. Unfortunately, Porsche’s enthusiasts has not been able to experience this new 992 generation yet so for now we can’t say anything about the car’s performance.
In any case, what currently piques our interest most is the interior.
Thanks to the 45mm increase in the front track, it opens more opportunity to enhance the 2019 Porsche 911 interior. First off, we can notice the dashboard which took the inspiration from the 1970s models. Of course, it still has the traditional 5-dial instrument binnacle, along with a central analogue rev counter; meanwhile, other information is displayed via the digital displays. Then we also have the 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor within the dashboard’s center featuring the Porsche Communication Management system.
And even better, the 992-gen Porsche 911 features various new drive-assist systems, notably the Wet mode which can detect water on road, the Porsche Stability Management system, an adaptive cruise control, Night Vision assist, and brake assist system which can detect impending collision and performs emergency braking if necessary.
Interesting enough, this 992 generation gets a new apps trio including: the Porsche Road Trip app for planning and navigating over designated paths; the Porsche Impact app which calculates the CO2 output for climate-based projects; and the Porsche 360+ app which is a lifestyle assistant.
So, do all of these new changes make this new 992-generation 2019 Porsche 911 worth it? Yes! Yes they are! With everything Porsche has done so far for the new 911, this brand new Porsche is easily one of the most anticipated sports cars for 2019. Although the basic model for 2019 Porsche 911 has not been revealed yet, both Carrera S and Carrera 4S are already available for order at the price of £93,110 (or $105,100) £98,418 (or $112,000) respectively. And if you’re interested, there will be a 992-gen Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid version in 2021-2022!
And that’s it folks! What do you think about 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!
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