2020 Porsche 911 Debuts Next Month: Carrera To Have 385 HP, While Carrera S Boasts 450 HP

The 2020 Porsche 911 was a no-show in Paris, but there’s a pretty good explanation for this as Car and Driver is reporting the model will make its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Following its debut in the city of angels, the 911 will be launched in the United States in the spring of 2019 as a 2020 model. Pricing hasn’t been confirmed, but the publication expects it to start somewhere between $90,000 and $100,000.

Besides confirming the LA debut, several outlets have published their first drives of a 911 prototype. They effectively reveal most of the details about the upcoming model.

Starting with performance figures, the 911 Carrera will have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 385 hp (287 kW / 390 PS). This is an modest increase of 15 hp (11 kW / 15 PS).

The Carrera S, on the other hand, will use a more powerful twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that develops 450 hp (335 kW / 456 PS) and 405 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. When paired to the new PDK transmission, the car will be able to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h).

Getting back to the new transmission, it’s an eight-speed unit called the PDK 2. It is smaller than its predecessor and this enables enough room for an electric motor which will eventually be used in the 911 Hybrid. A seven-speed manual transmission will join the lineup later on.

While we’ve already seen undisguised 911 prototypes on numerous occasions, the publications say all model will have the wide rear end that used to be a hallmark of all-wheel drive variants. Speaking of the wider hips, the rear fenders will be constructed out of aluminum and this results in a weight saving of between 22-33 lbs (10-15 kg).

Speaking of the exterior, the Carrera will have staggered 19- and 20-inch wheels while the Carrera S will have 20- and 21-inchers. The brakes apparently carryover from the 991, but customers can now order optional Porsche Surface Coated Brakes. They debuted on the redesigned Cayenne and feature a tungsten-carbide coating that improves performance and longevity while also reducing brake dust.

The interior is significantly more high-tech as the four of the five gauges in the instrument cluster are now digital displays. The 992 also has an 11-inch infotainment system which is a 4 inches larger than the current display.

The redesigned 911 will also be available with an assortment of new driver assistance systems. These reportedly include lane keeping assist, a night vision system and a 360-degree camera system. Customers can also order an adaptive cruise control system and a blind-spot warning system.

To learn more about the 2020 Porsche 911, you can check out the reviews from Automobile, Car and Driver and Car Magazine.

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  • Bo Hanan

    I don’t like the lower parts of the front and rear clips. I’m hoping higher performance models will clean this clumsy look up.

    • Matt

      Wait until they take all the ill-fitting tape off. I think it’ll look quite good.

    • TheBelltower

      Porsche will probably offer a “Sportdesign” option that will change the front and rear plastic entirely.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So far so good!

  • ErnieB

    Well.. it looks like a 911 .. really nice and the interior looks nice too ..

  • TheBelltower

    If you like the current 911, and I do, then there’s little to dislike here so far.

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a damn near perfect update, especially the fact that all get the widebody!! About time!!

  • eb110americana

    Why does the “Car” digital magazine review article seem like they copied off of “Automobile” and changed a few words to appeal to hipsters? If you read only one, the “Car and Driver” one was the best and most informative.

    I still may be stuck on the 991.1 as my favorite 911 yet. Either a GT3, or a well-optioned GTS with manual. The 911 R might be just right, but the prices are still nuts. I do like the sleeker mirrors and door handles on this one though, and the bigger screen inside.

    • You mean the British Car? They are really good magazine. I don’t really find them similar like Automobile.

  • Blade t

    I’m surprised there isn’t more camouflage on these if they are the 2020 models.

  • Kagan

    I probably saw 2 weeks ago totally undisguised in sweden of all roads.

  • Would love to see how this evolution turned out in terms of driving experience.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    Stunning. Even in the camo it looks promising. I always praised porsche for making a nearly perfect wheel size and wheel arch gap. Only niggle is the position of rear number plate which is to my eyes look too low.

  • TheHake

    I want a 911 soooooo bad. 🙁

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… not an other car centered around huge screens inside. I hate when screens dictate dashboards designs. Bentley, Audi, Porsche… well most of VW group have more or less similar dash design with the same elements.

  • Ummm did you read the magazine or the website? The magazine clearly stated Georg Kacher as full time contributor.

    I think it’s just a matter of website. British car magazine website tend to feels like leftover, I see a lot of American car magazine website sometimes feels superior than the magazine.

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