At the very end of 2018, Porsche launched the latest generation of its perennial 911 sportscar, dubbed the 992. Earlier this year the company added drop-top 911 variants to the range. Now there are two new derivatives, called the Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

The 911 range will continue to grow throughout this year with a few higher-performance models expected to make their debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show taking places in a few weeks. The 911 Turbo S was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring so we can expect to see it debut soon.

Turbo power

The Porsche 911 Carrera twins are powered by the automaker’s latest generation 3,0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with twin-turbochargers. Peak power is rated at 283 kW with peak torque of 450 N.m available from as low as 1 950 r/min. The headline figures are the same for both body styles of the 911 Carrera. Power is transmitted via a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Top speed varies slightly as the Coupe version can top 293 km/h while the soft-top version is just 2 km/h slower. In the sprinting stakes, the Cabriolet version is also a tad slower in the benchmark 0-100 km/h test at 4,2 seconds; the Coupe completes the same run in 4,0 seconds.

Standard fitment on both models are 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloys on the front axle. The rear wheels are 20-inches in diameter shod with 295/35 ZR tyres. Stopping power is provided by 330 mm brake discs with four-piston fixed calipers on front and rear wheels.

Standard spec

The 911 Carrera derivatives share a similar range of standard features to the 911 Carrera S. These include a 10,9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and driver assistance systems, such as the Porsche Wet Mode to provide safer handling in inclement conditions. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller sized wheels, brakes and tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.