The new Porsche 911 (992) faces its predecessor

The new Porsche 911 (992) faces its predecessor
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The eighth generation of the classic sports car should - we quote - be 'even more powerful, more emotional and even more efficient than its predecessor' - end of quote. Although, we still have one thing: “Despite all the innovations, the 911 remains what it was from the beginning: a puristic sports car (...).” That’s the marketing term for “there is a new Porsche 911”. Usually we don't allow ourselves to be blinded by texts from glossy brochures, and today we don't even start, but take the Porsche team at their word. Has everything really gotten nicer and better with the 992 series? This calls for a comparison with the direct predecessor 991, more precisely in its last form as a facelift 991.2.

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The adaptive cruise control has even become a bit cheaper with an extra charge of 1,700 euros (2,200 euros in the 991.2). The parking assistant in the 992 can now also be combined with a surround view camera (1,690 euros), while the 991.2 only had a reversing camera on board (1,594 euros). The warning and braking assistant, which recognizes the risk of collision using a camera and initiates emergency braking in the event of a hardship, is new and fitted as standard. Overall, the 911 Carrera S has become more expensive to buy, with the PDK costing 3,510 euros extra for the predecessor, for example. Together with the extended standard equipment and the new options, the 992 can incorporate the point in the equipment chapter.

992 - 991.2 Final score 2: 1

Conclusion

Higher, faster, further - the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 does indeed have a lot to offer. True to the motto “a lot costs a lot”, the 992 is naturally not a bargain and secondly not a flyweight. If you can live with it, you can put a powerful, state-of-the-art sports car in the gravel of your own driveway. We then clarify in the driving report whether the 911 can verify its information on the road.

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