Porsche is expanding the model range of the new 911. Following the introduction of the 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the new standard 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet complement the line-up.
Like the 2020 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six engine. In the 911 Carrera models, it is fitted with model-specific turbochargers, developing 379 hp at 6,500 rpm (nine horsepower more than the previous 911 Carrera models) and 331 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,950 to 5,000 rpm. Fitted with the standard 8-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) transmission, the 2020 911 Carrera accelerates from 0 to 100km/h mph in 4.2 seconds. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, this time drops to 4.0 seconds. Both times represent an improvement of 0.2 seconds compared to the previous 911 Carrera Coupe with PDK. The 2020 911 Carrera Cabriolet offers similar performance. Top track speed is 293 km/h for the 911 Carrera Coupe.
The new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are equipped with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management). Like on the 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the electronically variable damping system comes standard and offers two selectable modes, “Normal” and “Sport”, emphasizing ride quality and handling.
Visually, the 911 Carrera models are characterized by the same striking design cues as the more powerful S variants, such as the clearly defined fender arches and front luggage compartment lid with a recess reminiscent of classic 911 models, as well as the full-width LED light strip stretching across the rear. The only visual distinction between the standard 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S/4S derivatives are the exhaust openings in the rear fascia. To differentiate between the engine variants, the standard 911 Carrera models feature one rectangular, single-tube tailpipe on each side, while the S models are fitted with a set of round twin-tailpipes on each side. The optional Sport Exhaust system distinguished by two oval tailpipes can be ordered for all models.
Inside, the new 911 Carrera shares the interior with the previously introduced S models, including re-designed seats, the traditional centrally positioned tachometer, and the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a 10.9 inch touch screen and improved connectivity. A control panel of five buttons with the look of classic toggle switches creates the transition to the center console controls.
The price of the 911 Carrera Coupe starts at $217,500, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at $232,500 and can be ordered now with first deliveries planned for early 2020.