Porsche has just released its entry-level variant for its latest 992-generation Porsche 911, the 911 Carrera. Not only the new base model gets an uprated 3.0-litre bi-turbo flat-six engine, but it also features some of the technology from Carrera S models.
Visually, the Carrera gets the wider body treatment (no more wide- and narrow-body differentiation in the 992-gen), bar-type LED tail lamps with the third brake light resembling a “pause” button, dual exhaust outlets and mixed sizes alloys (19-inch front, 20-inch rear). A set of 330 mm brake discs with four-piston callipers are tasked to anchor the 911 down.
Inside, the cabin is identical to the Carrera S models with a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Porsche Advanced Cockpit with 5 display dials and electronic gear selector.
The 3.0-litre bi-turbo flat-six while carried over from before, now generates 15 more hp courtesy of new turbochargers, now developing 385 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Drive is transferred to the rear wheels via an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch. Century sprint takes 4.2 seconds (4.0 seconds with Sport Chrono Pack) on the Coupe while the Cabriolet with a 70 kg weight penalty gets there in 4.4 seconds (4.2 seconds with SC pack).
The 911 Carrera Coupe commands a top speed of 293 km/h while the Cabriolet is slightly down at 291 km/h. Porsche’s Wet Mode is featured here on the 911 Carrera which limits the car from slipping in wet conditions, particularly helpful for these rear-wheel-drive sports cars.
992 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
992 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet