If you have ever driven a vintage Porsche 911, you can easily feel how light it is. Through the years, safety and entertainment systems have added incredible weight. Models like the Turbo S have to deal with 600 horsepower and All Wheel Drive, so it takes incredible strength to hold the car together. But the new 8th generation car was an opportunity for a diet. In a press release this morning, we see the 2020 Porsche 911 has less steel and more composites.
Starting with the A-pillars, a complex blend of fiberglass and other materials replace the tubular steel. The plastics are surrounded by sheet metal made of Boron Steel for a weight savings of 6 lbs. That might not seem like much, but since it is the highest part of the body, it lowers the center of gravity by a nice percentage. Of course this is just one example. Our dealers have more information on the new 992 than we could ever type, so click the link below and stay with us for all your Porsche news.