Newsflash: Porsche’s released a new 911, the eighth generation of its talismanic sports car. For all its 21st century tech it’s still a 911 – and a very handsome one at that.
LIVER BLUME, Porsche CEO, is addressing the assembled media at the Los Angeles Auto Show. ‘Continuity doesn’t mean stagnation,’ he says, delivering a polite middle ﬁnger to ac-cusations of same-again laziness on Porsche’s business-as-mostly-usual 911 evolution. And he has a point. For while you might still need a little help telling this one apart from the 991-generation car, the technology beneath the 992’s skin would suggest Stuttgart’s hardly been dragging its heels.
Many will welcome the familiar Coke-bottle shape, now with a front end 45mm wider than before.