2020 Porsche 911 (992) “Reviewed” By Mark Webber Ahead Of LA Unveiling

With the world premiere of the all-new 2020 Porsche 911 just hours away, the German automaker continues to promote the car, which is scheduled to smile for the cameras in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 27 at 8 PM local time (10 PM EST).

Here, we can see former Formula One driver Mark Webber getting a taste of the new 911, performing a final trial run around the test track, alongside 911 engineer August Achleitner, who was keen to learn what Webber thought.

“In a word, that was awesome,” claimed the ex Williams and Red Bull Racing driver, while adding: “There are so many highlights. The wide front axle, for example, seemed to give it greater cornering performance and turning-in became even more precise.”

“The different front and back wheel sizes make a big difference to stability when you’re changing direction quickly too. As for the design, I love it: it’s very clear and typical Porsche,” concluded Webber.

The overall aesthetic of the 2020 Porsche 911 is far from a mystery, and despite a more significant overhaul of the rear end design, this 992 generation model still looks very much like most of its recent predecessors. Perhaps more exciting than its exterior appearance will be the updated interior, which will feature a new instrument cluster, new switchgear, a larger infotainment display and better quality materials.

As for performance, we know to expect a new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, instead of the older seven-speed unit, while revised turbocharged flat-six engines are also in the cards.

  • Christian

    well

    • assassingtr

      well

      • Honda NSX-R

        well

        • U8INIT

          well

          • ksegg

            well

          • alexxx

            Well well

          • nastinupe

            Whale

  • PK

    i want to see the interior!

  • U8INIT

    All i see is VW Beetle…so y’all can stop it right now…

  • Honda NSX-R

    Don’t the wheels look a little bit big on the 992?

    • assassingtr

      I’m hoping that’s still some testing condition. Looking at the ride height parked it looks kind of off, I think when the car is seated onto the wheels a bit better it’ll look better. There’s still some blackout tape that’s covering the bottom of the front bumper so i’m guessing still a weissach prototype.

  • Jason Miller

    It just gets more and more bloated looking.

    • LJ

      The car or you?

      • PK

        the car genius!

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Okay, that’s out of line.

  • lagunas3ca

    I understand it’s to save as much weight as possible, but everything below the DRLs just keeps looking more and more unfinished, exposed and ugly.

    • Matt

      I don’t think bumper design is affected by weight savings. All the elements are plastic so different designs don’t really affect the weight of the car.

      This car is still a prototype, there are parts that will be colour-coded and it will look more cohesive.

  • lorenzo

    It just gets more and more bloated looking.

  • ksegg

    You guys are hilarious.

    1.) It’s a first model year 992.1 For me, first MY’s are basically beta versions, lol. So what if it “looks incomplete”. Don’t buy the first MY one and wait for 992.2.

    2.) It’s a 911. Wait like 2-3 years and 10-15 more variants will come out.

    3.) The one everyone should be waiting to really see is the face-lifted 992.2 GT3 a few years from now. 😀

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Very unflattering photos. It looks so big, tall and bloated, none of the sexy coke bottle curves of models past. No doubt the drive experience and quality will be epic but for me a Mercedes AMG GT is a much sexier car inside and out..and sounds 100 times better too.

    • nastinupe

      Funny because it’s actually lighter, lower and wider than the 991.

      • ksegg

        Haters gonna hate.

        But for me Porsche > M > RS > AMG

        All day long.

  • ErnieB

    They call it the Toad..

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