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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S with 443 HP Rock the Floor in Los Angeles

New, better, faster. These are the words that sum up the eight generation of the Porsche 911, presented at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles ahead of the car's debut at the local auto show.
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Porsche will show up at the L.A. Convention center with the Carrera S and 4S variants of the 911, both of which have been detailed on Thursday.

Visually, the new 911 brings a more muscular look, thanks to the wider front and rear ends, increased by 45 millimeters (1.77 inches) and to 1,852 mm (72.91 inches), respectively.

But perhaps the biggest changes one will notice in the new 911 are at the interior, where the Germans went for a retro approach with modern day amenities.

The completely redesigned interior takes inspiration from the 911 generations of the 1970s, featuring clear and straight lines of the dashboard and recessed instruments.

To make it a car of its age, the cockpit is extensively digitalized, with the centerpiece being the 10.9 inch touchscreen, a great improvement over the screen offered in the previous generation.

Powering the new 911 will be Porsche’s next generation flat-six turbocharged engines that in both the S models shown in Los Angeles translate into a power output of 443 horsepower (450 PS), an important improvement over the 420 hp currently available.

All the engines in the 911 will be linked at market launch to a brand new eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission. A manual one is to be offered at a later date.

In this configuration, the 911 Carrera S needs 3.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from standstill, while the 911 Carrera 4S with all-wheel-drive does the same in 3.4 seconds. That time can be brought down by 0.2 seconds when using the optional Sport Chrono Package.

Porsche says the top track speeds for the car is now 191 mph (307 kph) for the Carrera S.

On road safety for the 911 has also been improved, including with the addition of new assistance systems.

For instance, the Porsche Wet Mode allows for “increased driver awareness on wet road,” while the thermal imaging camera in the optional Night Vision Assist turns darkness into light.

The full details on the new Porsche 911 as released by the carmaker can be found in the document attached below.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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