Mark Webber Gives New Porsche 911 Carrera S Seal Of Approval

Following his Red Bull driving days in Formula 1, Mark Webber joined Porsche’s WEC program before settling in as a development driver for the German automaker.

Among his post-F1 accomplishments has been the fine-tuning of models such as the latest 911 GT2 RS, as well as the track-focused 991.2 GT3 RS. Now, the Aussie driver has taken to ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park in Adelaide in order to showcase the latest 911 Carrera S.

The former Red Bull Racing driver starts off by saying that the all-new Carrera S has the widest track of any base 911 and that it’s as wide as a 991 GT3, which definitely helps when it comes to overall stability.

He also praises the car’s Wet Mode, high-beam tech and available Porsche Track Precision App, which you can download for both Android as well as iOS devices.

Also watch: Mark Webber Shows Brits What The Porsche Taycan Is All About

As for what it can do in terms of performance, the all-new 992 Carrera S is powered by a twin turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, producing 450 PS (444 HP). In a straight line, it will take you from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.5 sec), nearly half a second quicker than its predecessor. Opt for the Sport Chrono Pack and you gain another 0.2 seconds in the acceleration department, while top speed is rated at 308 km/h (191 mph).

U.S. buyers will need to set aside at least $113,300 for a shot at the new Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe, or $126,100 if they’d rather have the Cabriolet model.


  • robotlogic

    I don’t think many U.S. buyers will be lining up for the newest Porsche this time. The new C8 will trounce 992 and it’s about half the price. And drifting is the asphalt version of Tractor Pulls.

    • SteersUright

      Unlikely. The C8 will beat it in a straight line perhaps but at 3.3sec, this car isn’t far off. Also, I don’t imagine the C8 will trounce the 911S on a track either. It’d likely be very, very close. That said, the C8 will be about half the price of this and that is truly unbelievable and makes it worthy of every compliment the its getting.

  • SteersUright

    Dammit I want one. What a beauty. With its rear-engine dynamics its really in its own class.

  • iddqd

    Webber is too young for a marketing bimbo.
    at his age should be still racing, leave this stuff to the Röhrl’ s and Stuck’s.

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