Porsche 992

The Porsche 992 is the internal designation for the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 sports car, which was introduced at the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles on November 27, 2018.[4]

Porsche 992
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S S-A 3.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerPorsche AG
Also called
Production2019–present[1]
AssemblyGermany: Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen
Designer
  • Exterior:
    Benjamin Baum
  • Thomas Stopka
  • Interior:
    Ivo van Hulten[2]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style
Layout
PlatformMMB (Modular mid-engine platform)[3]
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed manual
  • 7-speed PDK
  • 8-speed PDK
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length4,519–4,535 mm (177.9–178.5 in)
Width1,852–1,900 mm (72.9–74.8 in)
Height1,289–1,303 mm (50.7–51.3 in)
Kerb weight1,480–1,710 kg (3,263–3,770 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorPorsche 991

SpecificationsEdit

The 992 uses rack-and-pinion steering and has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The 992 has wide rear-wheel arches which will be a part of every model in the 992 lineage (a change only found on high performance variants of the 911 previously) along with 20" wheels on the front and 21" wheels at the rear.

 
The third brakelight in the middle of the rear air duct mimicks the music pause ( || ) icon.

Compared to its predecessor, the 992 is 45 mm (1.8 in) wider and now uses aluminium body panels. The 992 also has a new rear bumper with larger exhaust tips than its predecessor. The front of the car is designed to mimic the appearance of an early 911 in a modern fashion.[5] 992 models have electrical pop-out door handles, a retractable rear spoiler (for specific models only) and LED headlights.[6] All models also feature a full-length rear light bar.[7] The interior also has received significant changes including a straighter dashboard which harks back to the shape of the dash board used on the classic 911. The instrument cluster consists of two 7-inch digital displays and an analogue tachometer.[8]

The engines have piezo injection, a revised intake system, and—in some markets under Euro-6 regulations—have engine particulate filters.[9] At launch the only available transmission is an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission,[10] although a 7-speed manual will be available later. The manual will only be offered on the Carrera S and 4S models initially, both of which will have the Sport Chrono Package as standard equipment with the manual transmission.[11]


EquipmentEdit

 
Interior

Standard equipment includes a 10.9-inch display with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and navigation system, a 8-speed PDK transmission and driver assistance systems including collision detection with braking intervention.[12] A Wet Mode feature is also introduced on the 992 which uses acoustic sensors on the wheel wells to detect wet pavement and adjusts the stability control, the rear wing position, and gearbox responsiveness to keep the car stable.[13] Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, night vision and sports suspension which lowers the car by 10 mm (0.4 in).[14] A Sport Chrono package is also available on all models and features an overboost function that provides increased performance for 20 seconds.[15] 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration times are decreased by 0.2 second with the Sport Chrono package.[16]

ModelsEdit

Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S and Carrera 4S (2019– )Edit

The first models to debut in November 2018 in the 992 lineage were the Carrera S and Carrera 4S, displayed at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Both of the models are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine.[17] The Carrera S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet followed in January 2019[18] while the base Carrera and Carrera 4 was introduced in July 2019.

Targa 4 and Targa 4S (2020– )Edit

The Targa body style for the 992-generation 911 premiered on the Porsche web-TV channel 9:11 Magazine on 18 May 2020. The models share the all-wheel drive drivetrain of the Carrera 4 with 8-speed PDK transmission and Carrera 4S with PDK or optional seven-speed manual, respectively. Both models are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, which in the Targa 4 is rated at 283 kW (380 hp; 385 PS) and 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) of torque. The power output was increased by 11 kW (15 hp; 15 PS) as compared to its predecessor. In the Targa 4S, the flat-six is rated at 331 kW (444 hp; 450 PS), which is 22 kW (30 hp; 30 PS) more than its predecessor, and a maximum torque of 530 N⋅m (391 lb⋅ft), which is 30 N⋅m (22 lb⋅ft) more.

The Targa 4 is fitted with 330 mm discs on both axles while the Targa 4S has larger 350 mm discs on both axles. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is part of the standard equipment for the new 911 Targa models. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which includes an electronic rear differential lock with fully variable torque distribution, is standard for the Targa 4S and is optional on the Targa 4.[19]

Carrera GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, Targa 4 GTS (2021– )Edit

Turbo and Turbo S (2020– )Edit

Introduced in March 2020, the 992 Turbo S has a twin-turbocharged 3.7-litre flat-6 engine rated at 478 kW (641 hp; 650 PS) and 800 N⋅m (590 lb⋅ft) of torque.[20] The engine is based on the 3.0 litre unit found in the Carrera models and has a slightly shorter stroke than that of the outgoing Turbo S engine. The compression ratio has also decreased to 8.7:1. The car can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds (3.0 seconds for the convertible) and has a 0-200km in 8 seconds top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). Both the turbochargers and the air intake system are larger, with the latter now being located directly behind the engine instead of in the rear fenders as on previous 911 Turbo models. The rear fenders now house the air filters instead. Two new factory options are available: Active Suspension Management and a sport exhaust. Standard equipment includes Porsche dynamic chassis control (PDCC), rear-axle steering and ceramic composite brakes. The front now has adaptive cooling flaps, while the rear wing is larger and generates 15 percent more downforce than the previous model. Active anti-rollbars, adaptive dampers and rear wheel steering are standard features.[21][22] In July 2020, the Turbo variant was introduced. It has the same twin turbocharged 3.7-litre flat-6 engine, detuned to 427 kW (573 hp; 581 PS) and 750 N⋅m (553 lb⋅ft).

In a test conducted by Sport Auto on 30th January 2021, the 992 Turbo S with optional Aerokit lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife, on its first attempt, the car ran a 7:25 minute lap, on the second attempt car itself ran a 7:21 minute lap around the track. However magazine discribed, Porsche claimed that the car is performs even better on damp conditions than dry conditions because of its unique wet driving mode and specifically developed Pirelli P Zero NA1 tires that has more grip on damp conditions. Sport Auto attempt the 3rd lap on damp conditions, and the car lapped the 20.6 km course of the track in 7:17.3 minutes, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the Sport Auto tested previous generation 991.2 Turbo S's lap time. According to the magazine Porsche claimed 992 Turbo S had the same performance as its predessesor during pre-production testing at the Nordschleife, However the lap time made the 992 Turbo S, third fastest road-legal production vehicle to lap the racetrack at the time without using semi-slick tires. 9 seconds seconds slower than the record holder Nissan GT-R Nismo, and 3 seconds slower than the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package.[23][24]

GT3, GT3 Touring (2021– )Edit

In February 2021, Porsche introduced the 992's GT3 version. Like most other GT3 Porsches, It is intended for mixed usage with a more track-focused setup. It uses the same 4.0 litre naturally aspirated flat-6 as the 991.2, and producing over 510ps. It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds while the top speed is 320 km/h (199 mph). The 992 GT3 recently set a lap time at Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6:55.34 minutes.

Unlike the standard model, the GT3 features a large rear spoiler with larger air vents, a bigger diffuser, two large exhaust connections, bucket seats in its interior, and an optional roll cage.

The GT3 uses a 7-speed PDK or a 6-speed manual instead of the 7-speed manual or 8-speed PDK used in other models.

EnginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque
Carrera[25] 2019– 2,981 cc (3.0 L) twin-turbocharged flat-six 385 PS (380 hp; 283 kW) at 6,500 rpm 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,950–5,000 rpm
Carrera 4,[25] Targa 4
Carrera S[26] 450 PS (444 hp; 331 kW) at 6,500 rpm 530 N⋅m (391 lb⋅ft) at 2,300–5,000 rpm
Carrera 4S,[26] Targa 4S
Carrera GTS 2021– 480 PS (473 hp; 353 kW) at 6,500 rpm 570 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft) at 2,300–5,000 rpm
Carrera 4 GTS, Targa 4 GTS
Turbo 2020– 3,745 cc (3.7 L) twin-turbocharged flat-six 580 PS (572 hp; 427 kW) at 6,750 rpm 750 N⋅m (553 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–5,000 rpm
Turbo S[27][20] 650 PS (641 hp; 478 kW) at 6,750 rpm 800 N⋅m (590 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–4,000 rpm
GT3, GT3 Touring 2021– 4,000 cc (4.0 L) flat-six 510 PS (503 hp; 375 kW) at 8,400 rpm 470 N⋅m (347 lb⋅ft) at 6,100 rpm

PerformanceEdit

[28][29][30][31][32][33]

Model Years Transmission Acceleration
(0–100 km/h (62 mph))
Top speed Weight (DIN) Emissions CO
2

(NEDC)
Carrera 2019– 8-speed PDK 4.2 seconds (SC: 4.0 seconds) 293 km/h (182 mph) 1,505 kg (3,318 lb) 215 g/km
Carrera Cabriolet 4.4 seconds (SC: 4.2 seconds) 291 km/h (181 mph) 1,575 kg (3,472 lb) 218 g/km
Carrera 4 4.2 seconds (SC: 4.0 seconds) 1,555 kg (3,428 lb) 218 g/km
Carrera 4 Cabriolet 4.4 seconds (SC: 4.2 seconds) 289 km/h (180 mph) 1,625 kg (3,583 lb) 221 g/km
Carrera S 2020– 7-speed manual SC: 4.2 seconds 308 km/h (191 mph) 1,480 kg (3,263 lb) 227 g/km
2019– 8-speed PDK 3.7 seconds (SC: 3.5 seconds) 1,515 kg (3,340 lb) 220 g/km
Carrera S Cabriolet 2020– 7-speed manual SC: 4.4 seconds 306 km/h (190 mph) 1,550 kg (3,417 lb) 230 g/km
2019– 8-speed PDK 3.9 seconds (SC: 3.7 seconds) 1,585 kg (3,494 lb) 223 g/km
Carrera 4S 2020– 7-speed manual SC: 4.2 seconds 1,530 kg (3,373 lb) 231 g/km
2019– 8-speed PDK 3.6 seconds (SC: 3.4 seconds) 1,565 kg (3,450 lb) 222 g/km
Carrera 4S Cabriolet 2020– 7-speed manual SC: 4.4 seconds 1,600 kg (3,527 lb) 234 g/km
2019– 8-speed PDK 3.8 seconds (SC: 3.6 seconds) 304 km/h (189 mph) 1,635 kg (3,605 lb) 225 g/km
Carrera GTS 2021– 7-speed manual SC: 4.1 seconds 311 km/h (193 mph) 1,510 kg (3,329 lb) 234 g/km
8-speed PDK SC: 3.4 seconds 1,545 kg (3,406 lb) 221 g/km
Carrera GTS Cabriolet 7-speed manual SC: 4.3 seconds 309 km/h (192 mph) 1,580 kg (3,483 lb) 238 g/km
8-speed PDK SC: 3.6 seconds 1,615 kg (3,560 lb) 224 g/km
Carrera 4 GTS 7-speed manual SC: 4.1 seconds 1,560 kg (3,439 lb) 240 g/km
8-speed PDK SC: 3.3 seconds 1,595 kg (3,516 lb) 222 g/km
Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet 7-speed manual SC: 4.3 seconds 307 km/h (191 mph) 1,630 kg (3,594 lb) 242 g/km
8-speed PDK SC: 3.5 seconds 226 g/km
Targa 4 2020– 4.4 seconds (SC: 4.2 seconds) 289 km/h (180 mph) 1,665 kg (3,671 lb) 223 g/km
Targa 4S 7-speed manual SC: 4.4 seconds 304 km/h (189 mph) 1,640 kg (3,616 lb) 235 g/km
8-speed PDK 3.8 seconds (SC: 3.6 seconds) 1,675 kg (3,693 lb) 227 g/km
Targa 4 GTS 2021– 7-speed manual SC: 4.3 seconds 307 km/h (191 mph) 1,650 kg (3,638 lb) 243 g/km
8-speed PDK SC: 3.5 seconds 1,685 kg (3,715 lb) 227 g/km
Turbo 2020- 2.8 seconds 320 km/h (199 mph) 1,630 kg (3,594 lb) 254 g/km
Turbo Cabriolet 2.9 seconds 1,700 kg (3,748 lb) 257 g/km
Turbo S 2.7 seconds 330 km/h (205 mph) 1,640 kg (3,616 lb) 254 g/km
Turbo S Cabriolet 2.8 seconds 1,710 kg (3,770 lb) 257 g/km
GT3/GT3 Touring 2021– 7-speed PDK 3.4 seconds 318 km/h (198 mph) 1,435 kg (3,164 lb) 283 g/km
6-speed manual 3.9 seconds 320 km/h (199 mph) 1,418 kg (3,126 lb) 304 g/km

SC = With Sport Chrono Package (included as standard with manual transmission).

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