Porsche confirms base 911 prices 02 | 09 | 2019

    PORSCHE HAS RELEASED details of, what is in reality, it’s ‘most affordable’ 992-generation 911 Carrera. But before you get too excited, thinking you can just nip out and buy one, to put it in perspective; the new entry-level 911 will cost you £82,793. However, if you can afford one, order books are open now at Porsche dealerships. (Related: Porsche reveals Taycan interior)

    The £82,793 will get you a hardtop 911, but if you fancy feeling the wind in your hair, you’ll need to stretch to £92,438 for the Cabriolet.


    Worth pointing out though that the Carrera is more than £10,000 cheaper than the S model, though power drops from the 444bhp of the Carrera S to 380bhp (still 15bhp more than the old, 991-generation Carrera); both cars use the same 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine. (Related: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 gets flat six)


    What does that mean on the road? The hardtop Carrera hits 62mph from standstill in 4.2secs, 0.6 seconds quicker than a manual version of the old 991 Carrera; so it’s no slouch. If you’re being picky, it’s half a second slower than the Carrera S. And let’s be honest, what would you do with that extra 0.5s in your life?


    The times for the new car are based on Porsche’s excellent eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Why? Simply because currently a manual version isn’t available to order. Oh, and opt for the Sport Chrono package, and you’ll drop the Carrera coupe’s sprint down to exactly 4.0secs. (Related: Porsche 911 Speedster to cost £211,599)


    If you choose the Cabrio, you’ll take around 0.2sec slower to cover the 0-62mph sprint.

    Top speed? The coupe tops out at 182mph, with WLTP-certified economy figures range from 26.2mpg to 28.5mpg, depending on spec.


    Key highlights include the advanced interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also assistance systems like the global innovation of Porsche Wet Mode that helps modulate the car’s behaviour on wet roads. (Related: Porsche unveils Cayenne Coupe)


    The 911 Carrera is distinguished externally from the Carrera S models by its smaller diameter wheels — down to 19in at the front and 20in at the rear — and brakes, and individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.


    (Related: New Porsche 911 Cabriolet unveiled)

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    Jim McGill


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