The new generation

Porsche has unveiled the 992-generation. Carrera S and Carrera 4S versions of the evergreen German sports car will be available in Australia from the second quarter of 2019, priced from $AUS286,500 (about $F4309,48) and $302,600 (plus on-road costs) respectively.

Power comes courtesy of 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine, tied to manual or new eight-speed automatic transmissions. In Carrera S and Carrera 4S guises, power is rated at 331kW at 6500rpm, while torque peaks at 530Nm between 2300rpm and 5000rpm.

The rear-driver will clock 100km/h from rest in a claimed 3.9 seconds, while the all-wheel drive version does so in 3.8 seconds.

Opting for Porsche’s Sports Chrono Package whittles the 0-100km/h time down by 0.2 seconds.

Like the 992 coupe, some of the biggest changes have been reserved for the 911 convertible’s interior.

Two free form digital displays flank a traditional analogue rev counter in the instrument cluster, while a 10.9-inch central display in the dashboard conveys key infotainment, climate and driving functions.

In terms of tech, the 911 Cabriolet gets as standard: reversing camera and park assist functions, along with availability of a slew of new active safety functions.

Stay tuned for car sales’ first drive of the 911 internationally in the coming weeks.

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