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After more than an hour of spirited driving, the car and the driver finally begin to gel and form a common flow. There is no doubt about it, this 911 moves in a more compliant, yet also more aggressive manner. It can go at a faster pace and it hangs on for quite a bit longer. Its biggest individual dynamic improvement is the extra front-end bite, which allows for higher apex speed and a broader sweet spot at the limit.
“The 992 builds up quantifiably more mechanical grip than the 991”, says Achleitner. “The adjustable Bilstein dampers cover a broader range of action, the new passive engine mounts take the sting out of lift-off manoeuvres, the steering ratio is about 5 percent quicker. Little things perhaps, but on aggregate they do make a difference. While the manual cars come with a mechanical diff lock, the PDK models boast an electronically controlled side-to-side torque distribution.”
While the Carrera comes with 18- and 19-inch wheels, the S is shod with 245/35 ZR20 tyres up front and 305/30 ZR21 Pirelli P Zeros at the back. With the grunt underfoot, all hell would 01/ GEAR CHANGE Plucked from the Panamera, the 992 gains an eightspeed PDK