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The New Porsche 911 (992) | Chris Harris Drives | Top Gear

Doorhandles that pop out? Cupholders that bump your elbows? Pinky fingers getting trapped? Chris Harris delivers some actual consumer adviceā€¦ and then goes really sideways. Watch his verdict on the new Porsche 911 here. Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos:

What i want to know is, “is it still a sports car?” all right, girls and boys, you’ve got the keys to the new 911 and 992. you go and poke around in it, don’t you? come and poke around! is that really a 911? it should have a normal handle. that’s a bit of nightmare, isn’t it? i think it’s just… right, there we go. now, as we said, this is an unexpected first early go

In the new 992. the manual’s not available until next year apparently. you need winter tires, and winter tires are fairly hopeless. i suppose the ride and the handling on a flat surface, i’ve got a right amount of support around my kidneys, this complaint over electricity powering the steering, it’s gone for me. this feels like a heavily facelifted 991, not an all-new car.

Which means a 992, i suppose. i’m confusing myself now. there’s a greater sense of connection than there was with the previous car. to me it sounds like a normally aspirated flat-6 from a 996. you really are just not aware of the fact that it’s turbocharged. and it’s fast too. this doesn’t feel an awful lot slower than my gt3 touring. the two on the outside are completely

Obscured by the steering wheel but you end up with five clock faces and a screen in the middle here. on the films and the photos i’ve seen already, is far better in real life. the separation of the damper button out on the dashboard here, the other cup holder is right over here, which i can’t really reach, this three-dimensional rev counter is absolutely superb, okay?

So a lot of this cabin harks back to the long bonnet cars of the 1970s. you either love it or you don’t. i think it works very well. it can show you where you’re going, where you’ve been, they’ve now left that just open. i think it’s quite a good solution, that’s where you put everything of any value in a 911. what happens is, it really shunts the door away from you.

They’ve worked that out because it’s got an extra spring. i will say one thing though the first three times i did it, there’s something so reassuring about the latch still being in the same place. i could quote something in liters but it doesn’t mean anything. and that will swallow more than you think it should by looking at it. hasn’t got its sticker up there, worth

20 grand less in the trade already. is that how far we’ve come? isn’t that so disappointing? but overall, from the outside, i think it’s a pretty good effort. look, you see i’ve slept in these clothes for about a week. a 4 s is the same width as the outgoing 991 4 s, so it’s not got any wider. this led strip that goes all the way across the back of the car the motor

In this s model gains a particular filter it’s a little heavier too despite more of it being made of aluminum. but the shifts in the sport mode are a little bit lackluster. so it’s got a locker in there, in this carrera 2 s model. it’s got rear seats, it looks like a 911, sounds like a 911. i’m going to see if i can wreck these new pirelli’s, they’ve just been fitted…

And expect it to be just as thrilling as they used to be. i can’t tell you anything about the ride though, nothing. but first impressions, yeah, as expected, it’s not a revolution.

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