David Alvey – Guest Contributor
Oct 16 2019
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Park Place Porsche recently unveiled the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S in the Pavilion at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. It’s the eighth generation of an iconic sports car that has enchanted for more than a half-century—and the 2020 Porsche 911 shows no signs of letting off the accelerator.

Guests were revved up at the chance to meet and talk with the Park Place Motorsports Team, including Porsche drivers Patrick Long, Patrick Lindsey, Nick Boulle and Trent Hindman. Artist Stephen Selzler painted a live rendition of a Porsche 911 while guests savored retro bites and high-octane cocktails. To celebrate the limitless opportunities of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s customization and personalization, guests could request bespoke martinis as well as craft their own chocolate boxes with sweet temptations by Make Your Life Sweeter.

Porsche lovers may tell you there’s no reason to change anything -- the 911 is already nearly perfect. And the changes to the new 992 generation Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S are subtle. From a glance, you probably wouldn’t notice the body is now almost entirely aluminum. And the fenders are slightly more flared to allow for a barely perceptible wider stance. The retractable rear spoiler is larger and wider, extending just above the taillights. It is fully integrated into the body when not deployed.

Starting at $94,400 ($104,700 for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S) the new 911 features a twin-turbocharged and intercooled 3.0-liter flat-6 cylinder engine with aluminum block and heads. With an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode, it’s the first direct fuel injection 911. 

The base model 911 Carrera delivers 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque to go from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. When equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, the benchmark drops to 3.8 seconds… and at 443 hp at 390 lb-ft torque, it’ll rocket from 0-to-60 in just 3.3 seconds.

Located at 6107 Lemmon Avenue near Love Field, Park Place Porsche Dallas is the only Porsche Exclusive dealer in Texas. Along with offering the largest Porsche inventory in the US, the dealership has been honored as a Porsche Premier dealer 19 times. Park Place’s newest Porsche dealership is located near DFW Airport, off Highway 114 at 1280 Texan Trail in Grapevine. 

Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Karma, and Maserati. For more info, visit