The 992-gen Porsche 911 looks promising with more power and performance.
With the launch of the eighth generation Porsche 911 nearing, new details are emerging about the iconic sportscar. If reports are to be believed, the 992-gen Porsche 911 is scheduled to be previewed for the first time at 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show in November. As is with every new generation of the 911, Porsche will release the base Carrera and Carrera S models first.
The new generation 911 will be based on an all-new platform and will have more power and tech on-board. The modular platform uses aluminium and hot-formed high-strength steel to keep weight down. The same platform will form the basis for the next-gen Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
According to reports, the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine from the current generation Carrera will be retained for the new model as well. However, while the Carrera will have a maximum power output of 390 hp (20 hp more than the current version), the Carrera S will have 450 hp (30 hp more than the current version).
Apart from the two aforementioned versions of the 911, Porsche will also launch the 911 Turbo S in later stages. This all-wheel drive version of 911 will have a peak power output of 600 hp. That’s 20 hp more than the limited edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive. This bump in power might happen due to an altered turbocharger geometry and a new particulate filter. Porsche is likely to make improvements in the all-wheel drive system and aerodynamics, thanks to which performance will also see an increase.