Porsche 992 911 Finally Makes Its Official Debut at 2018 L.A. Auto Show

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Porsche 992 911 Carrera S

Gathered around the all-new 2020 992 911, Porsche’s best models include everything from family haulers to hardcore track stars.

6SpeedOnline recently visited the floor of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, looking for the newest and coolest cars and products from manufacturers and the aftermarket alike. There was so much action and excitement during our time there, we had get it all.

As you likely already know by now, the L.A. Auto Show kicked off with a bang with the debut of the 992 era of the Porsche 911, set to arrive in showrooms next year for the 2020 model year. After the dust settled and the champagne corks were all popped, we found our way over to the Porsche display to see the company’s latest and greatest.

Of course, we have to start with the 992. On hand were two Carrera models, one a dazzling blue Carrera 4S, the other a sunny yellow Carrera S. Pulling a few cues from the past (like the dip in the hood near the windshield and the dashboard from 911s of the Seventies), the 992 911 continues the evolution of a legendary icon.

Not too far from the 992 Carreras were a pair of Macans. These, of course, are one of the many Porsches which allow Stuttgart to continue building the 911 in the first place. The silver Macan has plenty of oomph with its 2.0-liter turbo-four, but it’s got nothing on the Macan GTS and its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 putting out 355 horses and 369 lb-ft of torque. Either one, though, is more than capable of hauling a family to soccer practice.

You’ll probably need the Macan GTS to haul this 911 GT2 RS Clubsport to the track, though. Porsche’s fastest 911 is a record-breaker, from the Nurburgring to The Bend, all thanks to the 700-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six. If you got the dough, you’ll be able to swing this 911 around at Porsche Club of America events and other meetings.

To make up for all of the hi-test gasoline you’ll be burning with the Clubsport, why not consider this Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and single electric motor powertrain delivers a combined 680 horses and 626 lb-ft of torque to the corners, plus a zero to 60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. You’ll burn less fuel when you’re heading into the office, but you’ll also be able to beat the rush-hour traffic home as you would in a standard Panamera Turbo S. Interestingly, the Turbo S appears to have some of the largest brakes we have ever seen on a production vehicle, before. Truly, they are enormous.

Finally, here’s a trio of red Porsches which caught our eye, including a pair of Panameras. The Panamera GTS offers plenty of fun with its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, while the Sport Turismo adds more cargo room to the party. And for the times when you just want to be alone or with that special someone, the 718 Boxster GTS will have the wind blowing through your hair around the canyon roads near Los Angeles.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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