The new 992 Porsche 911 is starting to trickle into dealers and this past weekend I went to check it out. The local dealer had exactly one, a 2020 911 C4S, that was a demo car until the actual dealer stock arrived in a few weeks and I have to say, I was impressed. It’s no mistake that it is a 911 and looking at it, you’d maybe confuse it with a 991.2. Well, maybe until you got around back. The single lightbar will take some getting used to and the odd little third brake light was clever, but I think a bit repetitive. When the rear wing moves up, it also carries a brake light. However, that doesn’t “count” for regulations standards as the 3rd brake light has to be on a stationary body part. (You’ll see what I mean in the photo after the jump.) The interior was wonderful outside of the little shift knob that people have been griping about since it was introduced and I can see why. It is downright dainty compared to the hunk of the knob in the 991 cars and I don’t even believe you can shift the PDK with it. The old school center analog tach is a cool feature and I’m glad they didn’t go all digital with the dash like most of the cars in the price range. So everything was going swimmingly until he told me the price.
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Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 8-speed Doppelkupplung Automatic
Mileage: 1,463 mi
Price: £119,990 ($150,251)
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10.9 inch centre display,Automatic start/stop system,Connect Plus, Apple CarPlay, telephone module, wireless internet access, carfinder, remote vehicle status, remote service, vehicle track,Digital display for selected gear in rev counter,Electromechanical power-assisted steering with variable steering ratio and steering pulse generator,Instrument cluster with central analogue rev counter and two 7-inch TFT displays,Porsche communication management (PCM) including online navigation module,Porsche WET Mode,Service indicator,Stationary management with HOLD function,Trip computer,Warn and Brake Assist,Analogue sound system,DAB Digital radio,”PORSCHE” lettering integrated in taillight strip,Automatic headlight activation including welcome home lighting,Automatically operated rear spoiler,Body colour bumpers,Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors on door waist rails, aspherical on driver’s side,Engine compartment cover grille with vertical slats in silver colour (high-gloss),Four-tract exhaust system with twin dual-tube tailpipes (in stainless steel),Green tinted heat insulating glass,Heated rear windscreen,Intelligent lightweight body in Aluminium/Steel composite construction,LED auxiliary light units in front apron with position lights, direction indicators and side indicators,Model designation on rear trim with highly polished chrome-plated finish,Power windows with one touch operation and door seal protection,Retractable door handles,Side air intakes at front with active cooling flaps and air blades,Taillight strip including integral parking lights and rear driving lights,Three dimensional LED taillights and integral third brake light,Trims on sideskirts in black,Windscreen washer system with aero wiper blades and washer jets,Windscreen with grey top tint,12V socket in front passenger footwell,Automatic air recirculate,Centre console cupholder,Clothes hooks on seat backrests and on B-pillars,Floor mats,Heated front seats,Individual driver/passenger temperature controls,Inner do
Just to tease you a little longer, I was all set to drive the demo car down to discussing the route we were going to take until we both realized I don’t have a driver’s license for my current country of residence. Disappointed, but I don’t blame him in the least. Naturally I then asked him how much. He said in a very straight face that his dealer has to pay around 185.000€ for this car. I thought that was odd because we use the local currency, but Porsche in Germany doesn’t want to mess around with that because currency fluctuation is a real thing considering foreign tanks with “POC” stamped inside of them run amok just two hours south from where we stood. So depending on the day, he can make a lot more, or a lot less buying and selling these cars. Converting that to good old American dollars, that is just under $208,000. That is a boat load of money for a C4S. Yes, it was optioned with basically everything including the amazing seats, but take a guess at what a Turbo or GT car is going to cost.
As for this example in the UK, it seems that they are already on the used market. This 2019 model year is optioned pretty well with the leather interior, sport seats, sport chrono package, and a bunch more of little things. This one is $150,000 for having around 1,500 miles and I’d wager it stickered somewhere in the $160,000-170,000 range. It is pretty clear to me that the 992 is going to be very expensive in every trim and getting out the door for under $120,000 probably isn’t going to be possible even for a totally stripped C2. Although I doubt that will even be allowed.