It is also impressive with its good ergonomics and high-quality interior materials. For a more detailed breakdown on what makes the car tick, check out Senior Editor Alex Kierstein's first drive review and separate engineering deep dive. . The valve clearance is adjusted just once during production of the engine, using shims, and is designed to last for the entire life of the engine. The current 911 is codenamed 991. It's a place that captures the imaginations of so many riders looking to make their mark, in spite of the looming threat of death. This is one of the most exhilarating cars on sale today.
The thing that makes the Turbo Convertible stand out is its more aggressive aero package, once again closely resembling the coupe. The hybrid 911 is rumored to be of the and will allegedly arrive in 2023 or 2023 with a yet-to-be-confirmed 485 horsepower and 561 pound-feet 761 Newton-meters of torque. It's really designed to offer maximum performance on track, but it's not a cheater slick for setting crazy lap time before requiring a cool-down—they should last just as long as the standard Cup 2s. Porsche isn't quite ready to show us the interior, but this new spy image below gives us a better understanding of what to expect from the final car. The navigation and infotainment package helps you to reach your destination faster, thanks to route calculation with up-to-date online maps.
Adaptive cruise control is available, as is keyless access, a blind-spot sensor and steering-wheel audio controls. Suffice to say, the car's got grit. Together with its speed range of up to 9,000 rpm, the six-cylinder engine was the ideal choice as a thoroughbred sports engine. Numerous driving parameters are taken into account for the active control of the differential lock, in order to ensure, at the limits of the vehicle's driving dynamics, more traction, an increase in lateral dynamics and significantly increased driving stability during load changes on bends and during lane changes. The door handles are also new and now sit flush with the body when the door is closed for added aerodynamic efficiency.
Even by Porsche's standards, the exterior hasn't changed much aside from the rear. The latter is rumored to with somewhere in the region of 513 horsepower 382 kilowatts. Finally, the Porsche 360+ app is described as a personal lifestyle assistant. To turn this sporting metaphor toward the automotive, this past year featured some rollicking competition. The big news for Porsche in 2018 was the world debut of the all-new 2020 911, which stole the headlines at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The oil supply of the engine is also based on motorsport principles: In addition to revving at very high speeds, the engine is also subjected to particularly strong lateral and longitudinal accelerations while driving on the race track. This provides the driver with information about the time and distance of the current lap, as well as the previous lap time and the times achieved so far. A lap trigger, available via Porsche Tequipment as an option, enables even more precise lap timing. The interior clearly emphasizes the horizontal. The six-speed manual transmission with single-mass flywheel offered narrower step ranges, which resulted in very high revs.
Moreover, for the first time ever, the new 911 is on the road with differently sized wheels. Once the vehicle is out on the track, the app displays the driving dynamics directly on the smartphone. It's a refreshingly simple machine, the exact sort of car I grew up worshiping in magazines and video games. This groups the infotainment and other connectivity functions, including online navigation featuring swarm-based data, together in a central unit. Electric drive technology is a good example. Would love one with rear wheel drive and a manual. The cabin of the new 911 has received a more noticeable update than the exterior, with a dashboard that, Porsche says, has been inspired by that used by 911 models from the 1970s.
So I grabbed a friend with the same affliction for great-driving cars as myself — he has a Honda S2000 and an engineering job in the auto industry — and we headed to an area just southeast of Columbus, Ohio. Between 8000 and 9000, it's violent and utterly addictive. With this type of gas exchange control system, the valves of the engine are actuated via rocker arms without hydraulic valve clearance compensation. Porsche always uses monobloc aluminium callipers manufactured from a single piece, which offer enormous benefits for race track driving in particular. The new 911 is the sum of its predecessors — and is therefore a reflection of the past and a vision of the future.
Recordings, lap profiles and driver profiles can be managed and shared directly via a smartphone. For great operating comfort and therefore full concentration on the road. The 911 is not simply a sports car. The clear design language of the new 911 and its striking lines are novel and yet familiar. The maximum power is achieved at 8,250 rpm, and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.
The 20bhp increase in output over the current 911 Turbo S is said to combine with developments to the four- wheel-drive transmission and improved aerodynamics to give the new model a 0-62mph time of less than 2. Overall this results in more stable driving behaviour. Inside, the rear seats are removed, as is much of the sound deadening, and the standard seats are carbon-fiber buckets. Even the carbon-ceramic brake option is up for debate. These reduce the overpressure generated by the turning wheels, and therefore increase the downforce at the front axle.
The Hocking Hills are about 300 miles from Detroit, a bucolic spot full of rolling hills and undulating roads you can spend all day lapping. It's a savage, revving to 9000 rpm with such ferocity, you'll want to swear off turbochargers for good. The T does it all natural. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the differently sized wheels at the front and rear. No, what makes the 911 T special is its lack of conveniences. Mounted just behind the engine vents in a T-shaped design and upward flick, the wing will be active, rising and falling for either more downforce or a more streamlined, aero-efficient shape as the situation may warrant. They detailed the absurd speeds achieved on the course and the incredible physicality of racing here.