Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

2

991 evolving into new 911

By SYF77 on 24 Nov 2010

Attached Image

What you see here are the latest spy shots of the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911, codenamed 991.

The newcomer looks similar to the current model, but it is a completely new model. The 991 model is a little longer and wider than the car it replaces, giving a little extra space in the 911ís snug cabin. Other external tweaks include larger front wing pontoons which house all-LED headlights, slightly deeper side sills and door-mounted wing mirrors. The rear end is significantly more sculpted now, with styling cues borrowed from the 918 Spyder concept.

The new 911 shares its front suspension and steering with the next Boxster in order to reduce costs. However, the rear suspension, and calibrations for the PASM adjustable dampers remains unique. The next 911 will feature a stop/start system with regenerative braking as a standard feature on the model, hence improving fuel-economy and CO2 emissions.

Under the hood, an updated 3.6 liter flat 6-cylinder good for 365 bhp and 400 Nm of torque will be the entry-level power plant. A revised 3.8 liter 6-cylinder will be fitted to the Carrera S model producing 415 bhp and 440 Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard, and the seven-speed PDK will be an option.

The new 911 will make its debut at next Septemberís Frankfurt Motor Show, and goes on sale in the UK the following month. More powerful 911 Turbo, GT3 and GT2 models will follow in 2012.

Attached Image
Attached Image

porsche, 911, 2012 911 and 2 more...

Viewed: 573 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



  • 1
HOUSENUMBER Nov 24 2010 07:13 PM
at lest i can see the diff. tongue.gif
Acerchan2002 Nov 25 2010 02:59 PM
The designer still very lazy.
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Purchase MPM engine oils and stand a chance to win $500 cash and a three-year supply of MPM...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Here's another edition of the Cars & Kopi where like-minded car enthusiasts gather togeth...
Photo
Subaru has released a couple of photos of its new concept car, the Viziv Performance Concept. Is...
Photo
Bridgestone showed their support to Singapore Polytechnic’s SunSPEC5 solar car team before they h...
Photo
Toyota has revealed its third generation Century which is large four-door limousine produced main...
Photo
Unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show, its been almost 10 years since the reveal and the end for Vol...
   Lifestyle Articles