These models enjoy more power and improved fuel economy, thanks to a displacement increase for the engine.
Other enhnacements include a new seven-speed automated manual transmission, along with engine stop-start technology.
The automated manual gives nothing up in performance.
The car is still super quick and agile, yet also more civilized than ever.
This generation of 911 retains its traditional core values of superlative agility, immediate responses, decisive brake feel, and a bespoke driver-focused cabin.
Reasonable visibility, the presence of a rear seat, albeit a very tight one, and a decent sized front trunk make it one of the most practical true sports cars out there.
The manual transmission's seven gear ratios seem perfectly distributed, resulting in a fairly calm cruise in top gear - something that was never the case in previous 911s. Handling remains extremely agile, with instant turn-in response and a body that stays flat and even keeled.
Still, the new electrically assisted steering lacks the high-fidelity feedback that's been a Porsche hallmark for literally generations.
Yes, it's still quick, linear, precise, and nicely weighted.
But it's not the same as the pure unfiltered feedback that's been a source of such special pleasure in this car.