13 things you need to know about the new Porsche 911 (992.2)
All the details of the new 911, from its engines to its interior design
Side profile of new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (992.2)
Discover how the new 911 – the 992.2 – draws on unparalleled Porsche sportscar innovation and technology to raise the standards of performance, design and personalisation to even greater heights
The Porsche 911. An icon of sportscars. For 60 years, it has set the bar for performance, design and personalisation. Now there’s a new 911 in town. It’s called the 992.2 and could well be the best one ever. Discover the combination of classic flat-six engine, sharpened design, digital driver experience – and that legendary 911 driving feeling.1. New 911 T-Hybrid techDerived from motorsport, the new T-Hybrid technology combines emotive engine sound with outstanding performance. Available from launch with the 911 GTS models, it is paired with a completely redeveloped 3.6-litre flat six engine, with an electric exhaust turbocharger that ensures faster boost pressure for better acceleration. Like the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car, energy from the exhaust is converted into electrical energy in recuperation mode. The T-Hybrid’s light and compact 400-volt traction battery has been optimised for maximum performance by storing the energy gained through recuperation when you need a burst of acceleration.2. New 911 engines combine efficiency and performanceAs well as the new 3.6-litre engine that appears in the GTS, the base Carrera models feature a powerful new 3.0-litre flat six with twin turbochargers for a symphony of sound and acceleration. The engine’s horizontally opposed construction and traditional position in the rear end of the 911 allows for a low centre of gravity. It all adds up to even more impressive performance figures than the predecessor of the new 911, the type 992. For example, the 911 Carrera GTS (type 992), accelerated 14 metres in 2.5 seconds; the equivalent type 992.2 model – the 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid – covers 21.5 metres in the same time. Looking at performance figures for selected models of the new 911 (type 992.2) sportscars, the power output of the 911 Carrera GTS is 541PS and a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 3.0 seconds (with Launch Control). Top speed checks in at 312km/h (194mph). In 911 Carrera form, the power output is 394PS, with a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 3.9 seconds (with Launch Control) and a top speed of 294km/h (183mph).
Consumption and emission information Macan Electric (WLTP): Electric energy consumption combined: 19,8 - 17,0 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km; CO₂ class: A. Macan 4S Electric (WLTP): Electric energy consumption combined: 20,7 - 17,7 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km; CO₂ class: A.
Black Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (992.2) Cabriolet driving on road
The new 911 Carrera GTS (type 992.2) – shown here in Cabriolet form – benefits from a new light and compact 400-V lithium-ion battery for outstanding acceleration and performance Photo: Porsche
3. Rear-axle steering for the new 911 for sharper responsesIncreased driving stability and better low speed manoeuvrability? Yes, please. Rear-axle steering, included as standard with 911 GTS models, enhances performance and day-to-day usability in equal measure by turning both the front and rear wheels either in the same direction or the opposite direction depending on your speed. It makes manoeuvring at low speeds while turning easier while significantly increasing driving stability at higher speeds.4. New 911 gearbox – designed for faster changes The eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – even by a millisecond. Between first and sixth gears, the PDK is in sports tune for faster responses, while in seventh and eighth gears for efficient overdrive ratios when you’re settled into a cruise.There’s also an electric motor integrated into the PDK gearbox, providing higher torque, even at low speeds, which means there’s no delay when you put your foot down. In Recuperation mode, it works as a dynamo to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Cockpit of Porsche 911 (992.2) showing 12.65-inch curved display
The cockpit of the new 911 (type 992.2) features a driver-centric instrument cluster including a 12.65-inch Curved Display yet retains the classic ‘five-tube’ Porsche view Photo: Porsche
5. The key chassis changes for the new 911Crucial to the unique 911 driving experience is its optimal set-up. This includes new engine mountings, a completely revised chassis and even wider wheels to transform the increased power output into spectacular driving dynamics.The PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) chassis features a new generation of dampers that are electronically controlled to increase stability during fast cornering while also improving comfort. With the PASM sports chassis, standard with the 911 Carrera GTS models, the 911 sits 10mm lower than the standard PASM chassis, the springs are harder and shorter, and the rear axle has springs proven in motorsport for significantly sportier spring rates. For active roll stabilisation, the optionally available Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) – not available for all models – reduces roll during dynamic cornering for improved driving dynamics, even more neutral handling and increased ride comfort, whatever the speed. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) Plus, which isn’t available for all models, improves vehicle dynamics and stability by applying brake pressure to the rear wheels. In conjunction with a rear differential lock, it means better stability, outstanding traction and high agility at any speed. 6. The 911’s new curved displayFeaturing a 12.65-inch curved display, the new instrument cluster of the new 911 puts the focus on the central rev counter or power meter with boost and recuperation display and its classic ‘five-tube view’. Drivers can select the reduced Sport Chrono screen, while the surroundings and route can also be displayed in 3D on the display.
Interior of Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (992.2) showing two-seat configuration
The new 911 (type 992.2) is now a two-seater as standard, helping to reduce weight and increase sportiness to new levels. However, customers can order the 2+2 seat layout at no extra cost Photo: Porsche
7. New 911 – now a two-seater as standard The 911 coupé models are now two-seaters as standard to reduce weight and up the levels of sportiness. However, the classic two-seat rear assembly, with folding rear seat backs and three-point seatbelts, can be added in at no additional cost.8. The new 911’s brakesThe new 911 GTS models are equipped with a powerful aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brake system for outstanding braking performance. The callipers are finished in red but available in black if requested. There’s also a switchable brake ventilation channel in the underbody, which optimises braking performance and aerodynamics. Optionally available are the lightweight PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) ceramic brake discs with yellow callipers, for even better braking performance.
View of nose on new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (992.2)
The striking nature of the front of the new 911 Carrera GTS (type 992.2) is emphasised by its standout front apron with its five variable and vertical cooling air flaps on each side Photo: Porsche
9. What are some of the design highlights of the new Porsche 911? The new 911 now has a much sharper character, with clear lines and a muscular rear section. Exclusive to the GTS models are the newly designed air inlets, which include vertical, adaptive air intake flaps. When open, they optimise the cooling of the powertrain under high loads and, when closed, they ensure low drag and lower fuel consumption.The 911 GTS now has an even more powerful look from the rear due to its Satin Black painted lower section that features integrated oval tailpipe covers and two air cooling outlets. The rear window of the 911 GTS forms an even stronger unit together with the rear lid grille painted in Satin Black.The rear lid grille optimises the cooling air line with vertical cooling air intakes. The redesigned rear section with a transparent taillight strip, including parking and rear fog lights, makes the 911 GTS appear even wider day and night.The interior of the new 911 has an engine start button on the left side, which harks back to the legendary starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race when drivers had to switch the car on as they were jumping into the car. 10. The speedy roof of the 911 Carrera Cabriolet The 911 Carrera Cabriolet models are fitted with a fully automatic fabric hood, which can be opened and closed in just 12 seconds (up to a speed of 50km/h) or via remote control. It has a heated fixed glass rear screen and three integrated magnesium elements that make it highly robust and yet particularly lightweight.The fully automatic roof system of the iconic 911 Targa features a roll bar, combining the safety of a closed coupé with the incomparable feeling of freedom that you get with an open convertible.
Close-up of headlights on Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (992.2) Cabriolet
Optional tinted HD Matrix LED headlights in black on the new 911 Carrera GTS (type 992.2) not only offer great views of the road at night but also act as a dramatic design feature Photo: Porsche
11. The powerful new Matrix LED headlights of the new 911The new Matrix LED headlights in the 911 enhance the distinctive look of the car from afar with their lighting signature. The lights include four-point daytime running lights that come as standard and feature dynamic dimming for oncoming traffic. The optional HD Matrix LED headlights with four individual modules also make the 911 recognisable even in the dark thanks to the characteristic Porsche 4-point design. With 64,000 camera-controlled pixels, they react to every driving situation with light distribution adapted to the situation for even greater safety and greater comfort.12. The new 911 features more tech than ever beforeThe new 911 is brimming with tech and assistance systems. ParkAssist system, which includes a reversing camera, Lane Keeping Assist, cruise control, traffic sign recognition, including curve warning and fatigue detection, are all part of the standard equipment. But 911 models can be further equipped with additional assistance systems that further increase driving comfort and safety.The 911 GTS models come with the Sport Chrono package, including stopwatch, Porsche Track Precision app and tyre temperature display, which all come as standard on the GTS models.13. The hydraulic lift system of the new 911 helps avoid scraping speed bumpsOptionally available is a hydraulic lift system, which raises the chassis at the front by approximately 40mm to increase ground clearance at speeds up to approximately 35km/h. This makes it easier to drive into garage entrances and car parks and helps prevent hitting speed bumps. It also features an automatic lift function which can be programmed to raise the car at specific locations.
Consumption and emission information 911 Carrera GTS (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 11,0 - 10,5 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 251 - 239 g/km; CO₂ class: G. 911 Carrera (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 10,7 - 10,1 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 244 - 230 g/km; CO₂ class: G. 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 11,0 - 10,7 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 249 - 243 g/km; CO₂ class: G. 911 Targa 4 GTS (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 11,0 - 10,8 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 250 - 244 g/km; CO₂ class: G.
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