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Los Angeles 2018: Next-gen 2020 Porsche 911 debuts

Los Angeles 2018: Next-gen 2020 Porsche 911 debuts

The eighth-generation 911 gets more powerful turbo-petrol engines though retains iconic design cues.

"We use slightly larger turbochargers that are bigger on the compressor side as well as the turbines, and we can combine these with a different layout for the intercoolers for better efficiency, in that the intake air temperature is cooler, providing more oxygen for better engine response and therefore even less lag", he explained. From launch, the only transmission available will be a new eight-speed PDK, though a manual should come later - we doubt Porsche would abandon its purist fanbase quite so easily. This drops by another 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, and the two cars max out at 308 km/h for the S and 306 km/h for the 4S. The 911 Carrera S will kick off at $113,200, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S will start at $120,600 (both before $1,050 destination). It'll also warn the driver of the change in conditions. The outer skin of the new 911 is made out of aluminum, apart from the front and rear ends. The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now produces 331kW; 911 Carrera S: This corresponds to an increase of 22kW compared with the previous model.

Alongside the new 911, at the same Californian event, the German carmaker is showcasing the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a 700 hp monster of a machine meant for the motorsport enthusiasts.

Exterior and Interior MinutiaeAs has always been the case with the Stuttgart-based brand, large amounts of time were spent refining small details, especially on the exterior of the auto.

August Achleitner, vice president of the Porsche 911 and 718 product lines, detailed some of the trickier parts of developing an all-new take on the world's favourite rear-engined sports vehicle.

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Next-gen Porsche 911 unveiled

The 992 911 also has a longer bonnet with more angular leading edges and a defined indent through its middle section, along with rounder headlight units. The wing on the right continues to house the filler flap for the front-mounted fuel tank. The front is 45 mm wider, a fact accentuated by the new horizontally slated grille design.

Classic elements like the comparatively upright windscreen and shape of the glasshouse are unchanged. A broader nose wraps around 20-inch wheels up front and 21-inchers at the rear. "There's still a very big demand for the 911 in Canada, and I think the transition to the new (Type) 992 will be very smooth". The interior of the vehicle is significantly revised and much more modern looking than past generations, despite being inspired by 911s of the 1970s. But if you drive this kind of auto, it's important that you get a stimulus from it, being a sports vehicle. Although the trademark five-dial instrument cluster remains, only the centrally-mounted tachometer is analogue, those flanking it being LCD screens. Porsche has also added a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor in the centre of the dashboard for the Porsche Communication Management system as standard.

The 911 Carrera S Coupé with PDK costs from £93,110 and the 911 Carrera 4S Coupé with PDK from £98,418.

"We've also used new piezo fuel injectors which, although are more expensive than mechanical direct injectors, allow for more precise control of fuel mixture and an increase in compression ratio from 10.0:1 to 10.5:1 without any change to boost pressure".

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