The 911 Porsche will go down in history as one of the purest sports cars to ever roar on the planet. There’s no debate about its unique styling and ethereal performance on the track. The New 2020 Porsche 911 stands for an all-new generation of Porsche speedsters, and a new code name 922 reinforces that spirit.
While it wouldn’t be hard to point out the new 911, its newer version has meticulously engineered mechanicals as well as a handsomely evolved design. While its lineup is not yet fully up for grabs, the new 2020 911 is available in a sporty coupe or an ostentatious cabriolet. Here’s what we have gathered about the new 2020 Porsche 911 so far.
10 Release date in the US set for 2020
According to Porsche, the next generation of the Porsche 911 will not be formally available until early 2020. The main difference between the Carrera 4 and the already debuted 4s is the rear angle.
The 2020 911 will be on sale in the United States early next year, and the prices for the coupe are set to start at $106,050 (inclusive of $1,350 delivery fee) and about $118,000 for its Cabriolet version.
9 New Body Style Design
The new 911 comes in an all-new design. Based on the amount of money prospective owners are looking to part with, the new 911 has an updated sheet metal. Unlike what you have seen on its previous models, the new 911 (922) will have a wider body frame, which was common for the GTS models. Meaning the 911 will have a much wider rear track, wider front track, and voluptuous hips.
The 2020 Porsche 911 hips are also spaced out about 2-inches farther apart compared to the previous versions, with appropriately flared fenders. There’s also a squared-off frunk lid over the slightly flattened headlight bubbles. At the rear, the 911’s light assemblies merge with a thin full-width reflector bar that gives off a slit-eye kind of demeanor. Its rear spoiler fully extends to the fenders giving a more integrated look when it's deployed.
8 Is the new Porsche 911 a 2 Second Car?
“I owe you a ten-second car” that’s what Brian O’Conner told Dominic on the 2001 Crime Action Adventure Film, The Fast and the Furious, and the car scene went into a frenzy. Well, in 2020, there’s been a dramatic change of events, 10-second cars are extremely slow, with Elon Musk and all.
The new 2020 Porsche 911 comes in a 3L flat-six twin-turbo engine that develops 443hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. With the new upgrades, the new 911 will capable of going from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and a quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds. The Turbo S, on the other hand, takes things to a whole new level doing zero to 60 mph in less than 2.6 seconds.
7 Transmission Upgrade
While there’s a new transmission upgrade for the 911, potential buyers will only have one option, for now, the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, also known as the PDK. According to Porsche, a 7-speed alternative will be available much later. An all-wheel-drive system will also come standard on the 911 Carrera 4S and Turbo S, which will see equal power sent to all four wheels of the speedster.
Its gearbox uses the same ratios you will find on the 911 Carrera, but with a final drive ratio that lets the Turbo-S achieve its top speed of 205 mph. These upgrades will allow drivers to switch seamlessly between spirited and relaxed romps while offering better grip and stability.
6 Fuller Engine Notes
The 2020 Porsche 911 comes with a standard Porsche exhaust system, that is known to deliver a full engine note with notable guttural rasps in between when you open the throttle—even at moderate highway speeds. There’s a notable difference in the new 911; its visible exhaust tips are no longer physically connected to the main exhaust pipes.
According to Porsche, this redesign is a move to reduce repair costs during rear-end impacts. However, many critics feel, the new redesign brings an artificiality that is not in the spirit of motorsport.
5 Costs Starting at $114,550
The pricing on Porsche 911 vehicles is has risen something that, just as fast as the icon 911, does itself. The new price for the 2020 911 has experienced a substantial increment. The 911 Carrera S starts at $114,550, while the 4s begins at $121,650. The current versions are $106,150 and $113,050, respectively, however, the upsurge is mainly due to the updated transmission that accounts for an extra $3210 on the total.
Prospective owners also get additional standard content, too, that includes automated emergency braking and heated seats. While the manual will have a no-cost option, it will be a lot more expensive.
4 Engine and Handling
At the rear, the 911 comes with a twin-turbo 3.0L flat-six engine that generates 443hp and about 390 lb-ft of torque. It runs on an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, also known as the PDK, and for now, it is the only transmission option available.
The 911 also comes with a larger intercooler, with a compression ratio increase from 10.0:1 to 10.5:1, and also a switch to piezo injectors. The brakes are quite impressive and are capable of halting the 911 down from 70mph in only 140 feet. Prospective buyers should expect upgraded cornering grip and stability with these additions.
3 Interior and Tech
The 2020 911 is much more sophisticated than complicated, and the manufacturer has ensured a mix of cocktails on the dash that include physical controls and modern digital displays. The analog instrument has been ditched for a digital one, but thankfully the needles are still physically on the central tachometer.
While the 911 is still a four-seater, the rear space remains unfriendly to grown-up frames. Prospective owners can upgrade their sound system with a Burmester or Bose along with the large standard touchscreen. The 2020 911 also features updated driver assistance tech, including lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and night vision.
2 The new 911 is Bigger
It goes without saying that the new 911 is bigger in size and body. At 177.9 inches in length, the 2020 911 is in full length much longer and heavier than the Chevrolet Corvette. The 2020 Porsche 911 is approximately 3,382 pounds. It’s important to note that the new weight is down about five percent compared to the previous version, which was 11 pounds lighter than Porsche 997—the manufacturer’s heavyweight.
Porsche has decreased the 2020 911's weight but maintained its size by reducing cold-rolled steel by more than 30 percent, while increasing aluminum use by 7 percent. Steel on the new 911 is only available on the crush structures.
1 Future Hybrid?
Porsche’s Development head confirmed that there would indeed be a hybrid version of the 911 that is currently in the works. It will come with a limited electric-only range version. The manufacturer is set to use the knowledge acquired on working on the Cayenne, Panamera and 918 Spyder to figure out how best to set up a hybrid on the already tight-fitting 911.
A new gear setup used on the Cayenne and Panamera will allow the 911 to free up about 100 millimeters for the disc-shaped electric motor. Its new transmission is also much stronger and will cope well with high torque exceeding 590 lb-ft, making it ideal for a 911 hybrid variant.