We are close to the release date of the new
Porsche 911. Premiering at the Los Angeles motor show in November it will be
another few months before it makes it to the shores of the UK early in 2019 but
Porsche has released some early info on this updated version of the iconic 911.
So, what can we expect from the new model? According to Porsche, this eighth-generation model will be faster and more advanced than any 911 that has come before it.
The first versions to be released will be the Carrera and the Carrera S, followed by the four-wheel Turbo, and of course, the Turbo S. The Turbo S is rumoured to put out a whopping 600bph! With increased aerodynamics and other developments to the four-wheel drive this model now takes less than 2.9 seconds to reach from 0-62mph and has an increased top speed.
This model uses a new structure made of aluminium in the side sections of the vehicle and aluminium and steel in the mainframe. In an effort to keep the weight close to 1430kg, Porsche has used more aluminium in the inner structure as well as hot-formed steel to create a strong but light floor pan.
The outside style
In terms of the style of the vehicle, not a huge amount has changed. It is still in keeping with the main stylings of the 911 Series but there have been subtle modifications to the design of the 2019 version. The door handles are in line with the body-work so the car looks smooth and streamlined.
They have changed the front head light’s so they are more prominent and they have reshaped the front wings. Within the newly redesigned air ducts, there are louvres for increased aerodynamics.
The rear tail light streaks across the entire width of the car as we have seen with some of the other recent models from Porsche. To improve downforce, they have also added a new rear spoiler to the vehicle.
Inside the car you will not only find that you have more room to move, you will also find a new touchscreen infotainment system and a digital instrument panel bring the 911 right up to date in terms of in-car entertainment
The engine of the latest 911 has also been positioned for improved weight distribution. For the lower-end models there will be passive mounts, and for the powerful models, to help suppress the movement of the engines mass, there will be dynamic mounts fitted.
Before the new series of the Porsche 911 lands on our shores, Porsche will be releasing one last version of the current 911. The limited-edition Speedster will be offered in soft-top in various colours and it will be based on the Cabriolet 911.