The new Porsche 911 is a solid step forward, but also a look back at where Porsche came from. The design of the car is heavily influenced by previous iterations of the 911. It does feature redesigned bumpers, slim taillights with a full-width light bar, and a rear diffuser.
The body is aluminium and has a retractable spoiler. The layout is new, but the trunk and engine lid are more of the vintage style. The new 911 (dubbed the 992) is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.7 in the rear.
What has caught the most attention about the 992 is the engine. For the first time ever, the 992 doesn’t have a naturally aspirated engine. The twin-turbo, 3.0-litre flat-six engine has 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. A PDK transmission is the only option as of yet, but a manual transmission has been promised. You do have the option of all-wheel drive, though. The 992 has been rated at 3.2 seconds for 0 to 100, and ha a top speed of 307 kilometres per hour.
The interior was also touched up with a redesigned dashboard that features a digital instrument cluster. The seats, made of premium materials, were lowered and revised. In the centre of the dash is a 10.9-inch infotainment centre, but the centre stack keeps its vintage look.
It’s been seven years in the making, but the new 911 is definitely worth the wait.