At the LA Auto Show this week, one of the most anticipated announcements was the unveiling of the all-new Porsche 911. The iconic sports car now enters its eighth-generation. And while it’s design continues to stay true to the classic silhouette we all love, there are plenty of improvements that come with this new model.
For starters, the new 911 gets an all-new flat-six engine that produces 443 horsepower — up 23 hp over the previous model — and can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds in the Carrera S, while the all-wheel drive 4S will achieve that same speed in 3.4 seconds. For an even faster sprint, the new 911 can be had with the available Sport Chrono package which effectively lowers the 0-60 time to 3.3 seconds and 3.2 seconds, respectively, before the car reaches a top speed just shy of 200 mph.
Other enhancements include a new rear-end, which will now have a light bar on both the two and all-wheel-drive variants, a new eight-speed dual clutch transmission (a manual is confirmed to be on its way), a new Porsche Communication Management system with a new 10.9-inch touchscreen, and new assistance systems like a Porsche Wet Mode that gives the driver confidence while driving on wet roads and can even be paired with thermal imaging.
The new 2020 Porsche 911 will hit US showrooms this summer with a starting price of $113,200. Only Carrera S and S4 models will be available at launch, with base models following soon after.