Porsche 911: The best sportscar in the world?

When the name Porsche comes into the head, the next thing that pops up is 911. Porsche has been making the 911 for over 50 years now, and, over its course of time, it has evolved into something that can be easily said as the best sportscar in the world. Therefore, as a result, the Porsche name has become synonymous with 911 over these years.

Touted as the 992, the car you see above is the eight-generation model of this iconic rear-engine sportscar. Porsche has tried to stick with the same tried-and-tested formula for updating its iconic flagship carefully, keeping all its distinctive inheritance in place, while listening to the consumer's vitriol and regularly update it with cutting-edge technology without hampering with the overall principles and perhaps keeping the icon alive.

In doing so, Porsche has stuck to the same formula but calling the 2019 Porsche 911 a new generation just doesn’t make a cut. What’s most noticeable here is the Porsche now has an all-aluminium bodywork, and it’s grown up in every other aspect. The iconic look, then, remains unchanged. Read on.


As I said above, the Porsche has grown in every single aspect, and while the overall look of the 911 remains more or less the same, the dimensions are affected. So, the new 992 Porsche 911 measures 4,519mm in length, 1,852mm in width, and 1,300mm in height. It has grown in wheelbase too, now measuring 2,450mm. The kerb weight of this Porsche is 1,590kg. Moreover, it has a boot space capacity of 132-litres and a fuel tank capacity of 64-litres. Low marks on the practicality front, right?

Well, the area where the Porsche 911 just blows up the scoresheet is at the matter of its heart. So, powering the 911 (992) is a 3.0-litre flat-six, which is capable of producing 444bhp and 530Nm of torque. All the power is sent to the rear wheel via an 8-speed PDK automatic gearbox. As you would expect, power delivery from this engine is instantaneous, and before you know it, the Porsche goes screaming across the redline with the digital cluster displaying triple-digit speeds. The PDK gearbox is lightning quick and the best I’ve encountered till date. At times, shifts are not even perceptible and only realized only if you pause for a moment and look at the analogue rev counter. But why pause while driving a 911, right?


With great performance comes a huge drop in fuel efficiency. And for those of you who may like to know, the 911 develops somewhere between 5-6km/l on average use. Now, if you drive it sanely, you can extend the overall range by a few kilometres.


While every Porsche 911 remains to be extensively customizable, some of the features such as a part-digital instrument cluster, steering-mounted audio controls, dual-zone climate control, sports leather seats, front and side airbags, cruise, Porsche Communication Management (PCM), and much more.

Moreover, you can opt for any additional accessories such as sportier seats, Alcantara leather, and different trims with paying a little more money to the brand. The list is so extensive, you can easily customise the 911 to your heart’s content.


The 911, as of early-2020, comes in ten shades, namely, Carrara White, Guards Red, Black, Racing Yellow, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue, Gentian Blue Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, Aventurine Green Metallic, and Carmine Red.


All the details regarding the Porsche 911, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of early-2020, the Porsche 911 is available in two variants, all in the same petrol-automatic configuration.The prices start at Rs. 1.74 crores for the Carrera S variant going all the way to Rs. 1.88 crores for the Carrera S Cabriolet variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.

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