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    • Porsche finally launches the base 2020 911 (992) Carrera coupe and cabriolet models - 379 horsepower from smaller turbos

      Porsche launched the 992 generation of the 911 with the Carrera S and 4S models first. The Carrera is the entry level model of course and comes in $15,600 cheaper than the S. Not that a $98,750 starting point is exactly cheap.


      While the 2020 Carrera gets a modest price increase power and torque do not jump up much. Another nine horses is barely noticeable and torque remains at 331 lb-ft. Porsche mentions the turbos are different in that they have even smaller turbine and compressor wheels:

      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche
      The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers.
      Even smaller turbos? Perhaps Porsche got annoyed with those tuning? Well, if anything that makes for even more of a reason to upgrade the turbochargers.

      We will see how the new 8-speed PDK impacts tuning as well and how much torque it can hold. There are no upgrades available for it yet so hopefully Dodson will get one in soon for development or tuning the 992 for big turbos may reach a roadblock quickly.

      Clearly Porsche wanted to increase the performance gap between the base car and the S. It seems even the turbo housings now may differ making a swap more difficult.

      There does not seem to be much of a reason for 991.2 Carrera owners to trade their car in for the 992 Carrera unless they absolutely must have the 8-speed PDK.


      The new sports car is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet, and generates 283 kW (385 PS; Fuel consumption combined 9.0-9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 206-210 g/km) from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 11 kW (15 PS) more power output than its predecessor did. It shares its premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S. These include the high-quality interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also innovative assistance systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling on wet roads. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller dimensioned wheels and brakes and the individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.

      Exclusive sportiness – the new Carrera model
      As with the Carrera S model, the engine, chassis and brakes are designed for exclusive sportiness. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers. Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the sprint. The combined fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the Coupé is 9.0 l/100 km, while the Cabriolet records this figure as 9.2 l/100 km.

      The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers.


















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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Spoke with the large dealer in town, apparently the rumour is that the non-S models won't be available with a manual transmission. Interested to see if this is true.
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Yesterday the configurator had MT available, today it’s gone. Should have screen capped it.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        That's sad given they tended to listen to their customers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        That's sad given they tended to listen to their customers.
        It would seem odd for them not to offer a manual in the base cars. The Turbo we understand but the Carrera?
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        100hp+ less than the newer *exotic mid-engined* C8, and a lot more expensive.... hmmm
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        100hp+ less than the newer *exotic mid-engined* C8, and a lot more expensive.... hmmm
        A lot more exclusive and turbocharged... different animal.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        100hp+ less than the newer *exotic mid-engined* C8, and a lot more expensive.... hmmm
        AWD option is a must for those of us that live in colder climates... C8 will never be on the table sadly.