Porsche debuted the eighth-generation 911 in 2018, with a host of major and minor changes made to the timeless sports car without touching its iconic design. It was a foregone conclusion that the Porsche 911 family would expand to include a lot of unique derivatives eventually. Well, the first new models are coming in. Meet the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet.

The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera is the entry-level offering in Porsche’s 911 range. It offers 11 more horses than its previous iteration, rated at 380hp. The power is derived from a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine. The Carrera shares its premium quality and standard features with the 911 Carrera S.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Coupe

The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet are the latest to expand the 911 family, and as such set the benchmark for future 911 models.

These features include the high-quality interior, customisable to the owner’s preferences, a 10.9-inch touchscreen display, host of connectivity solutions, along with innovative systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that keeps the car planted at high speeds on wet roads. The Carrera offers smaller wheels and brakes than the Carrera S, but comes with individual tailpipe covers to mark its identity.

Despite losing out on some features of their ‘S’ sibling, the Carrera duo are designed for a sporty drive. Uncompromising quality, top-notch drivetrain, and advanced electronics and safety package mean that you can push the two cars to their limits, resting assured in the cars’ brilliant dynamic package.

Porsche has equipped the 911 Carrera twins with its excellent PDK eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that seamlessly transfers the 380 horses from the boxer engine to the rear wheels. The drivetrain enables the Carrera Coupe to hit 100kph in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293kph. The optional Sports Chrono Package shaves 0.2 seconds from the sprint time.

porsche 911 carrera cabriolet interior

True to Porsche's tradition, the 911 Carrera's cockpit is equal parts modern and nostalgic.

Both the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera variants sit on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. The tyre setup includes 235/40 ZR front and 295/35 ZR rear sets. Braking duties are handled by 330mm discs which are paired with black four-piston monobloc fixed calipers. Of course, a comprehensive web of electronic safety and driver assistance systems is standard, to let you exploit all the capabilities the 911 can offer. Be it setting new times at a racetrack, or driving up a mountain pass with the top down, there is a 911 for everyone out there.

The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet are now available for order and customisation.