New Porsche 911 revealed

2019 Porsche 911 front

Of course, it wouldn't be a Porsche 911 without a rear-mounted, flat-six engine - and that's exactly what Porsche has installed here. The automaker says efficiency has been increased thanks to an improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system.

There's also a titanium exhaust system, which is 7kg lighter than the standard unit and has a new routing that is claimed to enhance the exhaust note.

Other new features include an eight rather than seven-speed PDK gearbox and a Porsche Wet mode that can detect water on the road and adjusts the car's stability control to suit.

And, while its clearly an evolution (like every other new 911 before it) the 992 incorporates myriad technical and mechanical changes over the 991, not least of which is the fact Porsche has extracted more power from a flat-six engine with the same 3.0-litre displacement as before. It cuts the 0-60 miles per hour time to 3.5 seconds in the 2020 911 Carrera S Coupe, while the Carrera 4S trims that even further to 3.4 seconds. This advantage is increased by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, to 3.3 seconds for the Carrera S and 3.2 seconds for the Carrera 4S.

The new eighth generation 911 or 992 will be available first in mid-grade Carrera S and all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S trim. It'll also warn the driver of the change in conditions. Porsche also notes that other than the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin of the auto is now aluminum. A larger 10.9-inch touch screen now sits in the centre of the dash for controlling numerous car's features. The new 911 is the first all-new version of the Porsche icon since 2011. The wing on the right continues to house the filler flap for the front-mounted fuel tank. Electric door handles now sit flush and pop out to greet you.

Classic elements like the comparatively upright windscreen and shape of the glasshouse are unchanged.

2019 Porsche 911 rear

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport will have a production run of just 200 units for global consumption.

It is unmistakably a 911 but looks a little more muscular from the front and significantly wider wheel housings arch over the 20-inch diameter front wheels and 21-inch diameter rear wheels. "There's still a very big demand for the 911 in Canada, and I think the transition to the new (Type) 992 will be very smooth".

The interior is significantly different than the outgoing model.

"We left five buttons exposed (on the dash, for adjusting various vehicle drive functions) and we have the PDK lever as a haptic element, and there's the analogue rev counter".

There's a new assistance system called "Porsche Wet mode" to make driving on wet roads even safer, and Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as comprehensive connectivity - which now also uses swarm intelligence. Porsche says that the fuel consumption for the Carrera S is combined 8.9l/100km with combined Carbon dioxide emissions of 205g/km while the Carrera 4S gets combined fuel economy of 9.0L/100km. Prominent features include the vertical centre brake light as well as a blacked-out bumper section with large oval tailpipes.

The new 911 992 goes on sale this summer, so you should probably start saving your pennies now. When it does arrive its rivals will include the Mercedes-AMG GT range and the Audi R8.

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