992 Porsche 911 Carrera S Hits the Dyno, Impresses Everyone

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Having made its debut last year in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 992 is steadily rolling into U.S. dealerships and in the hands of people who are curious about the automaker’s output figures. Motor Trend strapped an all-new 911 Carrera S to the dyno to find out what’s what, and the results beggar belief.
First of all, Porsche claims that the twin-turbo H6 is capable of 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque in North America. Those numbers are validated at the crankshaft, not the rear wheels of the Neunelfer. After a few pulls, the yellow-painted car averaged 414 horsepower and 406 pound-feet at the wheels.

Given that Motor Trend measured the 520-horsepower GT3 RS on a dyno with 430 horsepower at the wheels, the result of the Carrera S is all the more impressive. The torque, however, is the biggest surprise given that the wheel-based figure is higher than what Porsche claims the six-pot boxer develops at the crankshaft.

“As this car is an early build, it's hard to say if its dyno performance is representative of the standard-production 992 Carrera S.” The arse-engined car certainly looks series-production, and given time, the production process is sure to get better because that’s what Porsche does with the ever-popular 911.

Care to guess how much money the German automaker wants for the Carrera S? Make that $113,300 for the coupe and $126,100 for the cabriolet, which is plenty more than the previous generation of the Neunelfer. The Carrera is a bit more affordable at $97,400 and $110,200, but nevertheless, Porsche certainly knows how to squeeze every cent out of a customer’s pocket.

The 4S and 4S Cabriolet level up to $120,600 and $133,400 excluding destination charge, and the previous generation of the 911 is still listed on the U.S. website because that's how Porsche rolls between 911 generations. The most expensive models of the lot are the 911 GT3 RS at $187,500, the 911 Speedster at $274,500, and the gnarly GT2 RS at a mind-boggling $293,200.
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