Carrera S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
2020 Porsche 911

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 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
8.5

The Porsche 911 continues its reign as the sports car standard of the world. Its newest iteration mixes in modern tech to complement the superb driving characteristics that each version of the 911 offers.

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While it’s often cliché to call a car “iconic,” the 2020 Porsche 911 is one of the few cars that truly earns it. The sleek, almost-a-supercar sports coupe has changed a lot over its many generations, yet it stays true to what the 911 has always embodied: power, agility and status. The new generation continues this pedigree, with a familiar shape and driving dynamics, but a gradual evolution in terms of styling and technology. And, as ever before, the 911 coupe and Cabriolet convertible are more customizable than most cars on the market, but it’ll cost you. There is an almost endless list of features available that enhance performance, convenience and comfort, but you'll find that checking off options boxes will quickly balloon the price by five digits. This is a high-end sports car, so perhaps that doesn't matter, but for the slightly frugal-minded, you've been warned. What's new for 2020? The Porsche 911 enters a new generation — with the internal designation 992 — for the 2020 model year. As such, it has updated styling inside and out. It’s slightly wider than before, and boasts a larger, 21-inch rear wheel offering. The door handles are now flush with the body work. All models now have full-width LED rear lighting, whereas only all-wheel-drive models did in the previous generation. Heated seats and an auto-dimming mirror are now standard equipment. The 911 still uses rear-mounted, twin-turbocharged flat-six engines, but power is up slightly. The base models gains 9 horsepower, while the Carrera S goes up by 23 horsepower and 22 pound-feet thanks in part to larger turbos, a new intercooler and new injectors. A new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is standard, though there is a seven-speed manual option for the S models. The 911 also offers a Wet Mode, which adjusts the stability and traction management to improve grip in the rain. What's the 911 interior and in-car technology like? The dash, which previously featured a vertical arrangement of binnacles and controls, returns to a more traditional horizontal shape that recalls the wing-like structure from pre-996 era cars. It's an elegant look, making the cabin feel at once spacious and streamlined. A thin strip of upward-facing real estate can be trimmed in materials like leather, carbon fiber, or wood. Switchgear has also been modified, pairing a simpler interface with a wide touchscreen and five knurled toggles that activate with satisfying clicks. Thankfully the 911 avoids the glass panel haptic setup in the Panamera, retaining the physical feeling of buttons and dials. The big, analog tach remains (albeit subtly redesigned), but it's now flanked by digital screens that are thankfully unobtrusive if slightly blocked by the steering wheel rim. We really appreciate that the 911’s touchscreen menu — like other new Porsches — is configurable, allowing you to put things where you want on the home screen. It also resists glare in the Cabriolet when the roof is down. How big is the 911? The Porsche 911 is pretty small. Its front seats …
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While it’s often cliché to call a car “iconic,” the 2020 Porsche 911 is one of the few cars that truly earns it. The sleek, almost-a-supercar sports coupe has changed a lot over its many generations, yet it stays true to what the 911 has always embodied: power, agility and status. The new generation continues this pedigree, with a familiar shape and driving dynamics, but a gradual evolution in terms of styling and technology. And, as ever before, the 911 coupe and Cabriolet convertible are more customizable than most cars on the market, but it’ll cost you. There is an almost endless list of features available that enhance performance, convenience and comfort, but you'll find that checking off options boxes will quickly balloon the price by five digits. This is a high-end sports car, so perhaps that doesn't matter, but for the slightly frugal-minded, you've been warned. What's new for 2020? The Porsche 911 enters a new generation — with the internal designation 992 — for the 2020 model year. As such, it has updated styling inside and out. It’s slightly wider than before, and boasts a larger, 21-inch rear wheel offering. The door handles are now flush with the body work. All models now have full-width LED rear lighting, whereas only all-wheel-drive models did in the previous generation. Heated seats and an auto-dimming mirror are now standard equipment. The 911 still uses rear-mounted, twin-turbocharged flat-six engines, but power is up slightly. The base models gains 9 horsepower, while the Carrera S goes up by 23 horsepower and 22 pound-feet thanks in part to larger turbos, a new intercooler and new injectors. A new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is standard, though there is a seven-speed manual option for the S models. The 911 also offers a Wet Mode, which adjusts the stability and traction management to improve grip in the rain. What's the 911 interior and in-car technology like? The dash, which previously featured a vertical arrangement of binnacles and controls, returns to a more traditional horizontal shape that recalls the wing-like structure from pre-996 era cars. It's an elegant look, making the cabin feel at once spacious and streamlined. A thin strip of upward-facing real estate can be trimmed in materials like leather, carbon fiber, or wood. Switchgear has also been modified, pairing a simpler interface with a wide touchscreen and five knurled toggles that activate with satisfying clicks. Thankfully the 911 avoids the glass panel haptic setup in the Panamera, retaining the physical feeling of buttons and dials. The big, analog tach remains (albeit subtly redesigned), but it's now flanked by digital screens that are thankfully unobtrusive if slightly blocked by the steering wheel rim. We really appreciate that the 911’s touchscreen menu — like other new Porsches — is configurable, allowing you to put things where you want on the home screen. It also resists glare in the Cabriolet when the roof is down. How big is the 911? The Porsche 911 is pretty small. Its front seats …
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$113,300 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.0L H-6
MPG 18 City / 24 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Power 443 @ 6500 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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