The new 911 was launched yesterday at the LA Motor Show and it looks stunning. The good thing with this launch is that the configurator for the new 911 is now live and you have the choice of the new Carrera S and Carrera 4S.
Engine wise, the new 911 comes with a 3.0 litre flat-six engine which has been fitted with a turbocharger. It produces 450bhp and 530Nm of torque allowing it to do 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 191mph in the Carrera S. In the Carrera 4S, 0-62mph is done in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. The Carrera 4S is a tad slower due to the extra weight from the AWD system.
I have chosen the Carrera S as the car of choice due to it being slightly faster, lighter and cheaper.
The 992 Carrera S starts at £93,110 but with the number of options I've put on the car, brings the price up to £119,018. Porsche likes to charge a small fortune for their options, with some being sillier than others.
For the paint, I have gone for Lizard Green which was originally used on the 991.2 GT3 RS and it really suits the 992. The wheels are the RS Spyder Design's which are now staggered in sizes, meaning the ones at the front are 20 inch and the ones at the back are 21 inch. Other exterior options include a carbon fibre roof, the SportDesign sideskirts and the LED headlights with matrix technology.
The new 992 has an all new interior which has been influenced by the Panamera and the new Cayenne adapting Porsche's new interior design. I have gone for the Sport-Tex leather interior which is finished in black with accenting Crayon stitching. Said leather is wrapped around the Adaptive Sport seats which come with 18-way electric functions for the most comfortable seating experience. As a contrast to the blacks and creams, the seat belts are Lizard Green, as is the interior package.
A few other interior goodies include an Alcantara roof and a GT sport steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara. The only other interior options are the light design package, embossed Porsche Crest on the seat headrests and the Burmester sound system.
As previously stated, the base Carrera S starts at an eye watering £93,110 which is a lot more than the previous base model 911. Despite this, that doesn't stop Porsche charging a small fortune for everything else. In terms of options, I added £25,098 worth of options to this 992 Carrera S. That's the same money as a brand new, base model BMW 2-Series. But saying that, if you're spending £120k on a 911, you won't really care.