While we already know what the new 992 generation Porsche 911 looks like, so far though we've only seen it in Carrera S guise.
Now, the German marque has finally revealed the more 'basic' Carrera variant in both coupe and cabriolet form. Unfortunately, the promised manual transmission is still nowhere to be found, well for now at least.
The 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet shares most of the core components as its more potent Carrera S sibling. On the outside, it retains the same 992 body shape and bumpers, making it visually identical to the Carrera S.
The only difference would be the wheels which have been downsized to 19-inch units at the front and 20-inch at the rear. However, larger 20/21-inch wheels which are standard on the Carrera S is available as an option. Though it is hard to tell, the exhausts are a bit smaller too.
Despite being a 'base-model' 911, it continues to pack the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine as its more powerful sibling. However, the engine has been detuned to produce only 385 horsepower and 450 Nm torque rather than 450 horsepower and 530 Nm torque.
As mentioned earlier, there's no manual option just yet. Instead, the only transmission available is Porsche's 8-speed PDK gearbox. Paired with the Sport Chrono package, Porsche says the base 911 coupe will go from 0 to 97km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Top speed for the coupe is 293 km/h while the cabriolet is a tad slower at 290 km/h.
As on the Carrera S, Porsche Active Suspension Management comes standard on the base-model 911. Inside, the cabin is identical as what you would find on the more powerful model featuring the 10.9-inch PCM infotainment system and central rev counter flanked by two LCD displays.
The standard 911 Carrera coupe will retail in the US for $98,750 (Php 5,024,400) while the Cabriolet starts at $111,550 (Php 5,676,000). It is uncertain when the entry-level 911 Carrera will be offered locally. However, the new 992 Carrera S has already been spotted in the dealership, so it might not be a long wait.