This 992-generation model—which grows wider, boasts incremental power gains, and offers a host of new technology—is launching with the 2020 S and 4S models, which make their debut at the Los Angeles auto show and go on sale first, hitting the U.S. market in the summer of 2019.
While the 911 is a defining example in automotive evolution, there are a few identifiers on this new model that make it easy to spot. In a throwback to the original, a design cue that carried through more than three decades to the 1999 996 model, the frunklid is squared off, with a slightly recessed center section defined by two prominent creases. In back, there’s a Panamera-esque full-width light bar. Dimensionally, the 992 is 0.8 inch longer on an unchanged 96.5-inch wheelbase. But all versions of the new car inherit the wide-body rear end from today’s all-wheel-drive and GTS variants. The new car also grows 1.8 inches in width at the front end to accommodate nearly the same stretch of front track width.