With the thrilling announcement of a revamped Porsche 911 earlier this year, the 992-generation car launched in Carrera S and Carrera 4S guise. After just a few months of anxious waiting, we finally have the details on Porsche’s base model 911. The Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet have been unveiled Monday afternoon, still with a beginning price under the 6-figure barrier for the 379-horsepower rear-engined German sports machine.
The Carrera’s base price is $97,400. However, it won’t be too difficult to tip the quantity over the $100 thousand lines, as most vehicles may have option lists as long as my arm. The Carrera Cabriolet, by contrast, begins at $110,200 before options. And neither of those costs include the $1350 delivery cost.
Unlike prior generations, the rear-wheel-drive Carrera and Carrera Cab is not going to have narrower fenders to differentiate it from the AWD models. Moreover, this time around the base models will solely be visually differentiated by the exhaust tips; a single rectangular exit for the Carrera and a pair of round tube exits for the Carrera S. The oval dual-exhaust shown below is the optional Sport Exhaust, which appears to be like the same on all 911 models.
Power for the new entry-level 911 is actually the identical as the 991.2-generation’s twin-turbocharged flat-six. With new turbochargers, the car is up to a massive 9 horses to 379, and 331 lb-ft of torque.
With a reworked 8-speed PDK transmission and extra grip from larger/wider tires, the 992 Carrera is 2 tenths of a second quicker to sixty than the outgoing car, making the run in 4 seconds flat when equipped with Sport Chrono package. It’ll keep running all the way to 182 miles per hour.