The new Porsche 911 revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is already available to order in South Africa … and we have pricing.
Porsche South Africa told CARmag.co.za it had already opened order books for the 992-generation model, with first local deliveries expected to take place towards the middle of 2019.
The two models shown off at the reveal in Los Angeles were the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S, and we have local pricing for both.
According to Porsche SA, the new Carrera S will be priced from R1 708 000, while the Carrera 4S will start at R1 797 000. Both prices include the Zuffenhausen-based brand’s standard three-year/100 000 km Driveplan.
As a reminder, both versions of the eighth-generation 911 employ a turbocharged 3,0-litre flat-six engine developing 331 kW, which represents a 22 kW hike over the outgoing model. Furthermore, they both use an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (apparently, a manual option will eventually be offered, too).
The rear-wheel-drive coupé needs a claimed 3,7 seconds to hit 100 km/h from standstill while the all-wheel-drive model is one-tenth quicker (specifying the optional Sport Chrono Package will cut a further 0,2 seconds off each time). The Carrera S tops out at 308 km/h, while the 4S runs out of puff at 306 km/h.