2020 Porsche 911 Has Arrived with More Power and a Manual Gearbox

The 2020 Porsche 911 has been revealed at the 2018 LA Auto Show, ushering in the eighth generation of the famous sports car. 

Porsche says the 2020 911 has a more muscular look with its wider wheel housings, though of course the car continues to look like a 911. New flush door handles, new lights and a new light array across the rear end set this new 911 apart.

Powering the 911 Carrera S and 4S is an updated turbocharged flat-six engine making 443 horsepower, a jump of 23 horses compared to today’s car. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Carrera S will get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The brand has confirmed that a manual transmission will be offered sometime after launch, but Porsche hasn’t said exactly when yet.

Adding four-wheel drive bumps the 0-60 mph to 3.4 seconds, while the optional Sport Chrono Package gets an extra 0.2 seconds off the time.

Top speed for the new car is pegged at 191 miles per hour or 190 with all-wheel drive.

New driver assist systems have been included on the car like the Porsche Wet Mode and new optional Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging. The wet mode will actually detect when there is water on the road and tune the stability control and ABS accordingly, along with alerting the driver. A new camera-based warning and braking system is also part of the 911’s technology suite, able to detect moving objects and initiate emergency braking if necessary.

Inside, a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display with the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system is included.

Pricing for the 2020 911 begins at $113,200, while bumping up to the Carrera 4S brings the starting MSRP up to $120,600 (not including a $1,050 delivery charge). Deliveries are being taken now and the 2020 911 is expected to hit U.S. dealers in summer of 2019.