Porsche has launched the base models of the new 911 with the introduction of the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Carrera Cabriolet models.
Entry Level Doesn’t Mean Skimpy Performance
The “entry-level” versions of the 911s get power from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six that makes 379-horsepower and 331lb-ft of torque. Porsche’s fantastic eight-speed PDK transmission is standard equipment.
Porsche says the Coupe and Cabriolet to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds and 4.2 seconds respectively. Adding the Sport Chrono package reduces the 0-60 times for both models by 0.2 seconds. Top speed for the Coupe is 182 mph, while the Cabriolet version is capped at 180 mph.
Wide Hips, Just Like the Carrera S
Base model Carreras receive the same wide rear hips as the S models and retain almost all of the same styling as the higher-tier model. Visual differences are limited to the exhaust on the entry-level Carrera. The base cars receive rectangular single-tube tailpipes on each side of the car, while the S models have twin round tailpipes on each side.
The 2020 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet models are equipped with standard Porsche Active Suspension Management, which features an electronically variable damping system with selectable modes.
Standard wheel sizes are 20-inch in the rear with 295/35 ZR 20 tires and 19-inch wheels up front with 235/40 ZR 19 tires. Stopping duties are handled by 13-inch ventilated discs and 4-pot calipers. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes can be had as an option.
Inside, the new Carrera shares the interior found in the S variants, including the seats and 10.9-inch touch infotainment system.
Buyers can add just about any level of options and personalizations to the new Carerra models. Prices will start at $97,400 for the Coupe and $110,200 for the Cabriolet, not including a $1350 destination charge. All-wheel-drive 911 models will be announced soon.
Both models will go on sale in the United States early next year.