2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera revealed as new entry-level spec

New-generation entry-level 911 breaks cover in coupe and cabriolet forms

2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera Jpg

The first rung of the new 911 ladder is now occupied with the reveal of the Porsche 992 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet. All-wheel drive Carrera 4 models will be available shortly.

Mechanically it is very similar to both its predecessor and the more powerful Carrera S that’s already been revealed, powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six producing 283kW and 450Nm.

That’s 48kW/80Nm less than the Carrera S but 11kW more than the previous base Carrera. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is claimed to take 4.2sec for the Coupe, or 4.0sec when optioned with Sport Chrono, while top speed is 293km/h.

2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera

An eight-speed dual-clutch is currently the only available transmission, but we’d expect a seven-speed manual to appear at a later date for three-pedal fans.

Braking is provided by 330mm discs and four-piston calipers at both ends, while the wheels are an inch smaller than on the S, measuring 19s on the front and 20s at the rear wrapped in 235/40 and 295/35 tyres respectively.

992 911 Carrera S gallery

Like its more powerful sibling, the 992 Carrera uses the widebody shell which allows for expanded tracks and a larger footprint on the road. Despite its extra size an increase in the amount of aluminium and high-strength steel makes the body lighter than its predecessor, though weight has crept up.

2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera red roof

The biggest alterations have taken place inside, where the base Carrera apes the S by adopting a brand new interior design with substantially upgraded connectivity, a 10.9-inch touchscreen display and a pair of digital displays that flank the iconic central analogue tachometer.

The 911 Carrera Coupé starts from $229,500 in Australia, with the Cabriolet costing an extra chunk for $251,000. Porsche Australia says for that, customers get plenty as standard, including lane change assist, 14-way heated seats, a BOSE sound system, and metallic paint.

The new 911 Carrera is available to order locally now, with deliveries expected to commence in Q4 this year.

 

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