Two of Porsche’s all-new 911 models were revealed today at Rennsport Reunion IV. This was the first official unveiling of the vehicle in North America. Although we saw the Type 991’s worldwide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, we loved to see Porsche’s famed drivers take laps around the Laguna Seca circuit, in two similar models.
Two of the upgraded 911 S models were in display, and they are fitted with the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that outputs 400 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque. Standard Carrera models have a 3.4-liter flat-six developing 350 HP and 287 lb-ft of torque. Although Porsche’s 7-speed PDK automated gearbox is optional, a 7-speed manual is standard in both rear-wheel-drive models.
This new two-door model is lighter, better and bigger than the Type 997, so it should have impressive performance. The 3,075-pound Carrera S will reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with the PDK (Sport Chrono option), and the 3,042-pound Carrera will reach the same speed in 4.2 seconds. Stay close and you’ll find out from us how it feels to drive this model.