LA AUTO SHOW
Reborn Porsche 911 boasts enhanced performance
The sports car icon has improved both styling and power delivery as the company celebrates its 70th anniversary
In the year that Porsche celebrates its 70th anniversary, the company left its biggest celebration until last when it revealed the 992, the eighth generation of the iconic 911 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Always more about evolution than revolution when it comes to styling, deliveries of the latest 911 will begin in SA around the middle of 2019. It is all-new and features some significant developments, essential if it is to continue to retain its place in the league of performance cars. Detlev von Platen, member of the executive board at Porsche responsible for sales and marketing, told me in LA that the company focused a great deal on driving performance with the latest generation, as you would expect. Much of that performance comes from enhancements to the twin-turbo flat-six boxer engine, which sees the Carrera S and 4S get a jump in power of 22kW to 331kW and 30Nm more torque at 530Nm. New turbochargers, a revised cooling system and the first time use of piezo injectors all con...