Welcome to the 992 Register
"The Porsche 911 is the world’s most enduring and recognisable sports car."
… and the latest version, the 992 continues that iconic silhouette.
The Porsche 911 has been around since 1963, Porsche continually evolving its evergreen sports car, not just for the road, but for racetracks globally, where it’s won in every category it’s ever been raced in. From Le Mans to Daytona, to your garage then, the Carrera name itself means race in Spanish, while the Targa badge – affixed to the folding hardtop version – celebrates Porsche’s success with the 911 in the legendary Targa Florio race in the 1970s.
Its success hasn’t just been on the race track, the 911 having sold over 1 million examples since the 60s, with the current 911 Carrera, described as the 992 model, having been introduced in 2019. It’s the eighth generation of 911, and like its predecessors it’s offered in a variety of guises, in coupe, cabriolet and Targa body styles, with rear- or four-wheel drive, in standard, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S as more focussed track-biased models from its Motorsport division, badged GT3 and GT3 RS.
Recent Special Editions of the 992 have been the Targa 4S Heritage Edition, Targa ‘911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design, 992 Sport Classic, and the latest the 992 Dakar.
Power for the standard 911 Carrera is 385PS, from a turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine, with the Carrera S upping that output to 450PS with the GTS models now having 480PS. The Turbo S, has a 3.8-litre turbocharged engine that delivers an incredible 650PS output and levels of performance that was once the exclusive preserve of hypercars. The 992 GT3 and GT3 Touring models have the normally aspirated 4.0 unit producing 510PS and a 0 – 62MPH in an impressive 3.4 seconds.
The consummate all-rounder, the Porsche 911’s enduring appeal is largely thanks to its huge bandwidth, not just in performance and capability, but also its usability. And that’s rare in this class. It’s not only one of the best sports cars you can buy, but one with GT and supercar genes in the mix, driving exceptionally, looking sensational and being beautifully built, too.