Porsche 992

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Porsche 911 (992)
Overview
ManufacturerPorsche AG
Production2019–
AssemblyGermany: Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen
Designer
  • Exterior:
    Benjamin Baum
  • Thomas Stopka
  • Interior:
    Ivan von Hulten
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
Layout
PlatformMMB (Modular mid-engine platform)[1]
Powertrain
Engine3.0 L twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission8-speed PDK
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length4,519 mm (177.9 in)
Width1,852 mm (72.9 in)
Height1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Kerb weight1,515–1,565 kg (3,340–3,450 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorPorsche 991

The Porsche 992 is the internal designation for the eighth generation of the rear engine sports car produced by the German automobile manufacturer Porsche. It was officially introduced at the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles on November 27, 2018.[2] It will launch in European markets in early 2019.

Specifications[edit]

Porsche 992 (rear view)

The models initially unveiled in the 992 lineage include the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S.

The 992 uses rack-and-pinion steering and has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The 992 has wide rear-wheel arches which will be a part of every model in the 992 lineage (a change only found on all-wheel-drive variants of the 911 previously) along with 19-inch wheels.

Compared to its predecessor, the 992 is 45 mm (1.8 in) wider and now uses aluminium body panels. The 992 also has a new rear bumper with larger exhaust tips than its predecessor. The front of the car is designed to mimic the appearance of an early 911 in a modern fashion.[3] 992 models have electrical pop-out door handles, a retractable rear spoiler (for specific models only) and LED headlights.[4] All models also feature a full-length rear light bar.[5] The interior also has received significant changes including a straighter dashboard which harks back to the shape of the dash board used on the classic 911. The instrument cluster consists of two 7-inch digital displays and an analogue tachometer.[6]

The engines have piezo injection, a revised intake system, and—in some markets under Euro-6 regulations—have engine particulate filters.[7] The available transmissions are an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).[8]

Equipment[edit]

Interior

Standard equipment includes a 10.9-inch display with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and navigation system, and driver assistance systems including collision detection with braking intervention.[9] A Wet Mode feature is also introduced on the 992 which uses acoustic sensors on the wheel wells to detect wet pavement and adjusts the stability control, the rear wing position, and gearbox responsiveness to keep the car stable.[10]

Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, night vision, automatic parking, and sports suspension which lowers the car by 10 mm (0.4 in).[11] A Sport Chrono package is also available on all models and features an overboost function that provides increased performance for 20 seconds.[12] 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration times are decreased by 0.2 second.[13]

Models[edit]

Carrera S and Carrera 4S (2019- )[edit]

The first models to be announced in the 992 lineage are the Carrera S and Carrera 4S. Both of the models are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged Flat-6 engine.[14]

Engines[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque
Carrera S 2019– 3.0 L twin-turbocharged Flat-6 331 kW (450 PS; 444 hp)
at 6,500 rpm[15]
530 N⋅m (391 lb⋅ft)
at 2,300–5,000 rpm[15]
Carrera 4S

Performance[edit]

Model Years Transmission 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time Top speed
Carrera S 2019– 8-speed PDK 3.7 seconds
(with Sport Chrono Package: 3.5 seconds)[16]
308 km/h (191 mph)[17]
Carrera 4S 3.6 seconds
(with Sport Chrono Package: 3.4 seconds)[16]
306 km/h (190 mph)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The technology behind the new Porsche 911 - Workshop material - Body" (PDF). presskit.porsche.de. Porsche. p. 9. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. ^ "Porsche 911 will be bigger and more powerful". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  3. ^ "2019 Porsche 911 goes official, here in Q2 2019 | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ "This is the all-new Porsche 911". Top Gear. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  5. ^ "2020 Porsche 911: Meet the 992". Road & Track. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  6. ^ "2019 Porsche 911 revealed: price, specs and release date". What Car?. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  7. ^ "The 2020 Porsche 911 Is Evolved Yet Easily Identifiable". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  8. ^ Stevens, Tim (2018-11-27). "2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S gets wider, faster and safer -- and still has a manual transmission". Roadshow. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  9. ^ "2020 Porsche 911 Is New And More Powerful, But Oh, So Familiar | Carscoops". Carscoops. 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  10. ^ Adams, Eric (2018-11-28). "Porsche's New 911 Listens to the Road to Weather the Wet". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  11. ^ Charlwood, Sam (2018-11-28). "LA MOTOR SHOW: New Porsche 911 revealed - motoring.com.au". motoring.com.au. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  12. ^ Brownell, Bradley. "The 2020 Porsche 911 Looks About The Same But Is Way Quicker". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  13. ^ "992 Porsche 911 revealed – new tech, 450 PS flat-six". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  14. ^ "New 2019 Porsche 911: eighth-generation sports car revealed". Autocar. 2018-11-28. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  15. ^ a b "The technology behind the new Porsche 911". porsche.de. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  16. ^ a b "The technology behind the new Porsche 911". porsche.de. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  17. ^ a b "The technology behind the new Porsche 911". Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Retrieved 11 January 2019.

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