Bigger, heavier … Not words you'd like to hear about a new 911, but it would be wrong to come to conclusions, since the 992, the seventh generation of the 911, is almost completely new and not an updated 991 is. There is a new, wider aluminum body, a comprehensively reworked version of the 3-liter bi-turbo Flat-Six and a brand new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).
It's a Chunkier car, but looks sharp in detail, while the rear looks fresh yet distinctive with its high-resolution light streak from afar. Even the interior looks a bit familiar at first glance, but is also new and has more TFT instruments and fewer buttons.
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. Technical Highlights
new body has much more aluminum. Compared with the 991
An eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission replaces the previous seven-speed unit and connects to a 3-liter twin-turbo Flat-Six that shares its basic dimensions with the 991.2 Carrera engine. However, the 992 features larger turbochargers with cast intake manifolds, finer controllable piezo injectors and fully revised air intakes. The larger intercoolers are located under the engine grill and are more effective there. Charge coolers exchange air filters with air filters now in the rear fenders. The 992 standard engine delivers 444 hp, 30 hp on the 991 Carrera S, and 391 lb ft, 22 lb ft. Coincidentally, this produces & # 39; 9A2 evo & # 39; exactly the same performance as the 991 GTS, though it now has a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) in the exhaust.
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Engine, Transmission and 0-60 Mph
The new PDK transmission Features a shorter first gear and a longer upper gear than the previous seven-speed gearbox, offering a fast gearshift mode like the GT3 for super-fast gearshifts at high engine speeds and loads.
Although the 992 weighs 55kg more than the 991 (in part because the GPF adds 15kg and the new PDK box is heavier), boosting engine performance improves power-to-weight ratio.
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Both the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S are 0.4 seconds faster than the corresponding 991s, in 3.7 seconds and 3.6 seconds, respectively. The 992 also overcomes the Nürburgring Nordschleife five seconds faster, with 7 minutes and 25 seconds, which is only one second slower than the 991.2 GTS on Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires of 444 hp of the GPF.
How is it to drive
Unfortunately, we could not drive the 992 on the road, only on the track of Hockenheim, but we drove a few laps around the racetrack roads to get a feel for the Ride and get the sophistication of the new 911, both impressive. On the track, the 992 feels very fast and the gears of the new eight-speed PDK transmission are superb – fast and seamless even in normal mode.
Turn the new mode button, which comes with the optional Sport Chrono package, and you'll feel the car becomes more focused and focused. Overall, the dynamic character of the 992 is similar to that of the 991, so the reality of the backlashed layout only becomes apparent when you really strive hard for the limits of liability.
Handle is excellent and the car's attitude is superb, even if it goes beyond the limits of the handle. The Carrera S and the Carrera 4S all-wheel drive had the most chassis upgrades, including PDCC, PASM Sport (-10 mm ride height), rear-wheel steering and active engine mounts. However, it is clear that the Porsche engineers worked hard. The steering is particularly impressive, with a wonderful central connection and a crisp, backlash-free response when you make quick entries. Another highlight is the brake feel, which is enhanced by a new, stiffer composite brake pedal made of steel, plastic and carbon fiber. On the road, day after day it will probably be difficult to distinguish the four-wheel-drive and four-wheel drive vehicles, but if you like to play with the opposite lock, the rear-wheel drive vehicle will be more transparent and easier to use. > Click here to read the new Audi R8.
We can not make a final judgment if we did not drive the 992 on the road, but all the evidence suggests that Porsche has gotten even better GT, the overall 911 character of the 991 -Gen cars and some others.
Comfort, performance and balance have evolved over the 991, and the steering and braking feel is superb. Some details are not quite The fold-out door handles seem like an unnecessary complication, the 3D letters that sit on the bar behind the taillight strip marked "Porsche", look a bit chic, and at both ends much black plastic can be seen. Overall, however, the 992 feels like a solid, positive evolutionary step.