Anyone who is a fan of the Porsche 911 Carrera — and really, who isn’t? — has a reason to be amped today. The venerated family has officially announced two new members to its eighth generation of cars: the 911 Carrera Coupe and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet. With a six-cylinder boxer engine that generates 379 hp at 6,500 rpm (an increase of 9 hp from the outgoing 911 Carrera), you’ll have a hard time keeping your drool off the dashboards of these tantalizing beasts.
Don’t drool too much though — in keeping with Porsche’s ludicrously high standards, the interiors of both models are incredibly luxe, featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity, and new systems designed to make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable even at the highest of speeds. The new generation of cars will feature Porsche Wet Mode, a world-first that ensures better handling on wet roads. The innovative assistance system will be able to detect heavy water conditions on the road and adjust the car’s setup accordingly for increased stability.
These are considered “entry-level” Carreras, but they certainly don’t scrimp on speed. The hardtop version reaches 96 km/h in 4 seconds, while the droptop requires 4.2 seconds.
The price of the 911 Carrera Coupe starts at $111,000 in Canada, while the 911 Carrera Cabriolet goes for $125,600.