With great pomp and ceremony, the new eighth-generation Porsche 911 made its official debut last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, as per the German automaker’s usual m.o., different variants are seeing the light of day as well.
This time around we get to meet two new Carrera editions of the 911, the coupe and the cabriolet.
Both versions will be powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine delivering 379 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. This represents an increase of 9 horses in comparison with the outgoing model, while the maximum torque will be available between 1,950 and 5,000 RPMs.
Power is managed by the company’s new dual-clutch PDK transmission, allowing for 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 4.2 seconds. Adding the optional Sport Chrono package brings that down to 4 seconds flat. Those who plan on taking their 911 on to the track will be able to attain a top speed of 293 km/h, that is if they can find a straightaway long enough to attain it and slow down safely.