There was a sensation on the West Coast of America last night with the Porsche 911 World Premiere in Los Angeles. This is the eighth generation of the iconic sports car, which was introduced to the world on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The new model continues to provide that unique and exclusive 911 sporting performance, drawing on the unmistakable ethos that is Porsche’s design DNA. Dubbed the 992, the new Porsche features a much more muscular stance, and while the interior retains that hallmark 5-dial instrument layout, it also has a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor. Intelligent control and chassis components, together with innovative assistance systems, have led the engineers and designers to balance the driving experience that the rear-engined 911 is well-known for, with the increasing demands of the digital world. These factors combine to ensure that the 911 is both timeless and contemporary.
The next generation flat-six turbocharged engines have been further developed and are more powerful than before, with 450 PS now standard in the S models. Efficiency has also been increased via an improved direct fuel injection process and a new arrangement for the twin turbochargers and charge air cooling system. The power is fed to the wheels by way of a new eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission.
Additional highlights include new assistance systems, incorporating Porsche Wet mode that helps modulate the car’s behaviour on wet roads, Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, supported by comprehensive connectivity that now also uses swarm intelligence through permanent connectivity. Rear-facing video cameras have been a feature in the 911 RSR as raced in the WEC and IMSA series for the last two seasons, ensuring the transfer of technology from motorsport and road cars. In the UK, two further exclusive digital features will be offered: the Porsche Road Trip app for extraordinary tours, and the web-based Porsche Impact emissions calculator for neutralising your individual carbon footprint.
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