8 of the Best 2020 Sports Cars

2020 Porsche 911

It’s the archetype sports car and one of the most coveted vehicles in history. It’s the one and only Porsche 911. The German automaker’s defining car has remained virtually unchanged from a design standpoint for 55 years and is finally ready for the next-generation, codenamed 992. The upcoming 911 will share the same platform with its 991-gen predecessor, but not without at least a few minor changes. A largely modified platform should help the new car lose some weight, and maybe utilize the next generation of electrified powertrains. The 2020 Porsche 911 will also sport a uni-light LED taillight borrowed from the new Cayenne and a similarly revised interior with a number of new tech features. Also, for the very first time, the 911 will feature a full-sized cup holder that likely aims to satisfy U.S. market buyers. The new models should arrive sometime during 2019 with prices ranging from north of $90,000 to well over $200,000, not counting the special ultra-luxury Exclusive Series and track-focused GT RS models.

The initial 2020 Porsche 911 models will most likely feature an uptuned version of the current 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six engine that currently delivers either 370, 420, or 450 horsepower depending on a chosen trim. The coveted 911 Turbo models are still a mystery in that regard as it’s still uncertain whether their current 3.8L twin-turbo flat-six will also make the next-gen transition. Regardless of what happens, the 911 Turbos should also pack more punch than they do at this particular moment. Finally, all or at least most new 911’s should adopt a new 48-volt mild-hybrid setup that’s started appearing across not only Porsche, but almost every major automakers’ range as of late. The Stuttgart-based luxury car manufacturer is currently adopting electrification at high speed, but the iconic 911 will likely be the last of their models to go full electric.

2020 Porsche 911 gen-992 test mule

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