Close Up w/ The New 911 992 in Los Angeles
Live (well, almost) from Automobility LA. I've met the new 911 992 Carrera S
We all knew the highly anticipated 911 Carrera S (992) would be introduced at this year’s LA Auto Show (branded “Automobility LA” during the press days) which is why I had to come here to see for myself.
And here it is:
Porsche built the 992 so that it can, theoretically, accomodate an electric unit but there are no actual plans for a hybrid 911, at least for now. The 911 Carrera S is powered by a turbocharged 3-litre flat-six developing 443 HP. Good enough for 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. That number goes down to 3.2 seconds with the all-wheel-drive option. Power is translated into motion with the aid of a new, eight-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox, but Porsche said a manual gearbox will also be available. Prices start at $114,000 in the US.
More about the show in the upcoming days.
I've asked if they accept bitcoin as payment for the car. They don't.
I've published the same article on my website, leavemeflabbergasted.com