2020 Porsche 911 – First Look
The 2020 Porsche 911 was unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show on November 28, 2019. The release marks the beginning of the eighth generation of the iconic 911 and is known internally as the 992. It is fitted with some sweet new tech and interior styling to keep on the forefront of modern sports luxury.
A wider and more aggressive body wraps around new 20-inch front wheels and massive 21-inch rear wheels begging the question, were late 1990’s rappers ahead of the game with their wheels? Styling inspiration is apparent inside and out as there are elements all over the car that tip the proverbial hat to the Porsche 911s of the 1970s.
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S Coming With More Power
The next generation of flat-six turbocharged engines are more powerful than ever. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4s will come with a massive 450-hp. The set-up is good for 0-62 mph in approximately 3.7 seconds for the S and 3.6 seconds for all-wheel-drive 4S. An overall decrease of 0.4 seconds over the previous generation 911, which was already insane.
Vehicles optioned with “Sport Chrono Package” will be shaving another 0.2 seconds off of the 0-62 mph time and respective top-speeds of the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S are 191 and 190 mph. Especially nice for those who are perpetually running late.
2020 Porsche 911 Exterior Updates
A completely redesigned exterior boasts a wide fat bottom and new wheel arches that perfectly wrap the newly sized rim and tire set up. Every 2020 Porsche 911 will have the same width rear-end which highlights the slimline center. The front-end is also 45-mm wider and is adorned with a hood reminiscent of the earlier generation 911’s. A nice homage to the standard set by the iconic car in the early days.
New LED headlights and a sweet-ass rear end really make this generation one of the finest looking rides on the road today. Also, note the flush mount door handles which really complete the sleek sportiness of the new design. Overall, the exterior is nicely updated without deviating too far from the iconic imagery we have all come to love.
2020 Porsche 911 Interior Updates
Inside the cabin, you will notice the biggest changes for 2020 Porsche 911 as its center console is now fitted with a beautiful 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor that controls all aspects of the car. Again, the styling cues from the 1970s are easy to identify with powerful horizontal lines and a flat faced dashboard. The gear shifter is also now more modern and almost opulent looking.
Behind the amazing steering wheel now sits the familiar center tachometer with a digital speedometer in the center, but it is flanked by two monitors roughly 7-inches. I must admit that it hurts to see Porsche go so digital, but at the same time, it’s nice to see it executed so well.
That’s not to say the 2020 Porsche 911 has lost its buttons though. Just below the new 10.9-inch screen is a familiar layout of five buttons that will provide the driver with direct access to some of the cars more important functions.
2020 Porsche 911 Systems Upgrades
Porsche has set a new standard by introducing a new “Wet Mode” into the 2020 Porsche 911 fitted standard on all models. The new driving mode detects water on the road, preconditions control systems accordingly and warns the driver. The driver can then adjust the vehicle’s settings to put more emphasis on safety or fun depending on your appetite for risk. Vehicles equipped with the “Sport Chrono Package” will have a sweet little button on the steering wheel to switch between driving modes.
Other standard options include the camera-based warning and brake assist system which detects collisions and initiates braking when necessary.
Option Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is now available for the first time and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality is also optional.
2020 Porsche 911 Applications
- “Porsche Road Trip” – this application will provide support in planning, organizing, and navigating special trips for the driving enthusiast. The routes are curated to offer exclusive (and posh) hotel recommendations and points of interest.
- “Porsche 360+” – This is a personal lifestyle assistant available to customers 24/7. The assistant is intended to make everyday life easier and to provide the most exclusive experiences possible.
- “Porsche Impact” – Emissions calculator which calculates the financial contributions that Porsche customers can pay to offset their CO2 footprint. The customer will have their choice in choosing which global climate projects they want to invest in.
The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S will start at 120,125 Euros in Germany and the Carrera 4S will start at 127,979 Euros in Germany.