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The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S hits the Hockenheimring circuit

A ride in the new, 992-generation of Porsche's icon gets us very excited for the new sports coupe.

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We got a chance to ride in the 2020 Porsche 911 for hot laps around a race track in Germany.

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Porsche says a 2020 911 Carrera S lapped the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 25 seconds. That's 5 seconds faster than the outgoing model.

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The Carrera S and 4S continue to use a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six engine, with 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, or increases of 23 hp and 22 lb-ft over the prior model.

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An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard, though a manual will be offered at a later date.

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The 911 features larger wheels than before: 20 inches in front and 21 inches in back. They wear Pirelli P-Zero tires in sizes 245/35ZR20 in front and 305/30ZR21 rear.

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The new 911 has stiffer springs than before and a quicker steering ratio, as well as shorter brake-pedal travel.

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The 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system is familiar from the Porsche Panamera, with integrated Apple CarPlay support.

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A new "Wet Mode" aims to make the car's handling more predictable in the rain by adjusting numerous chassis and powertrain settings.

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The new 2020 Porsche 911 goes on sale in the US this summer, with prices starting at $114,250 (with destination) for the Carrera S and $121,650 for the Carrera 4S.

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