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The 992 has officially debuted at the LA Auto Show and Porsche has also shared some details about powertrain specs. The slightly tweaked 3.0l turbo flat six now delivers around 450bhp, which is roughly 30bph more than its predecessor. Owners will have the option of either a 7 speed manual or 8 speed DCT. This gives the Carrera S a 0-60 time of just 3 seconds and 3.6 in the Carrera 4S. Top speeds will be 307km/h and 305km/h
 

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That's a bigger bump than I was expecting and really impressive considering the modest changes they've made to the platform. With these kinds of 0-60 sprint times, the new Carrera is going to be quicker in the 1/4 mile than that of AM Vantage, ZR1, Ford GT, Huracan and many others.
 

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Goes to prove that Porsche has perfected the formula of the 911 series and it will yet again serve as a benchmark for rivals. Can you imagine what the output numbers/performance times will be on the GT models?
 

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That's a bigger bump than I was expecting and really impressive considering the modest changes they've made to the platform. With these kinds of 0-60 sprint times, the new Carrera is going to be quicker in the 1/4 mile than that of AM Vantage, ZR1, Ford GT, Huracan and many others.
Porsche has a lot to prove this time around, supercar makers like McLaren are coming out with more affordable vehicles that directly target Porsche.

If it weren't for these challenging times then Porsche wouldn't be pushing so hard.
 

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The cheapest McLaren is still £126k ($185k U.S) and I don't think you can argue that a 570 can really be used as a dd. Porsche has simply made some slight refinements for the new generation, which just so happens to match what's being offered from various super cars.
 

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The cheapest McLaren is still £126k ($185k U.S) and I don't think you can argue that a 570 can really be used as a dd. Porsche has simply made some slight refinements for the new generation, which just so happens to match what's being offered from various super cars.
You'd be surprised at how many use the 570 and even the 540C all year round. Even the manufacture themselves and dealers are encouraging it starting with factory snow tires.
 

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If you're driving a McLaren in the winter you need to give your head a shake. Even if the traction control systems make it fairly confident in the snow....why?
 

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If you're driving a McLaren in the winter you need to give your head a shake. Even if the traction control systems make it fairly confident in the snow....why?
Tell that to the engineers that put these new McLarens though rigorous testing to ensure they are every bit as practical ;)
 

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Just because you have money doesn't mean you have common sense. If people want to drive their McLaren through salt and snow, let them.
 

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Just because you have money doesn't mean you have common sense. If people want to drive their McLaren through salt and snow, let them.
Adequate care during winter months to combat the build up makes that a non-issue.
Sure you won't get 100% of it but overall its a non-issue.
 

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There is a reason why lots of high performance cars are moving towards AWD configurations. Not only does it help to put the power down, but is also increases the cars capability and winter performance.
 
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