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Old 14th August 2010, 12:20   #31
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Originally Posted by theragingbull View Post
2011 Porsche 911 rendering according to Autocar UK
The front resembles the Cayman IMO. But this is just a rendering. It still isn't very impressive. Just like Ferrari, Porsche stopped making good looking 911s, the day the 993 went out of production, although the 997 is quite pretty. The new breed of 911s might be appealing to Porschephiles around the globe, but the classic 930/964/993 will remain icons.

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The grapewine is that the car is longer cause it is now a mid-engined car.
Now if that's true, I'm not going to be too chuffed about it.

However, judging by the snap-shots, I doubt if they'd be mid-engined. It seems to retain the tail-heavy look and that suggests that it's still rear-engined. Only time will tell!

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Old 16th March 2011, 01:04   #32
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Default SCOOP:New 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo

Before you think these are just another set of Porsche 911 spy shots, take a closer look: these are the very first spy photos of the new 911 Turbo. Those big air-inlets in the rear fenders are no longer stickers that Porsche put there on the normal 911 prototypes, these are real holes. And look at those wide fenders and the rear bumper with the integrated exhaust pipes and air outlets on the sides. This is the real deal, the icon of icons; The 911 Turbo

But how much power will the new 911 Turbo have? We have heard rumors talking about all between 550-600 wild horses powering all four wheels. And it seems like the guys over at Porsche have made it possible to fit the engine with its turbos and inter-coolers without needing a big wing at the back. Maybe the “whaletail” wing will be optional and the retractable wing standard.

I guess we will just have to wait and see. The “normal” 911 versions are planned to be official at the Frankfurt car Show in September later this year, making it possible that they will reveal the Turbo in Geneva in March 2012.

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this 911 looks phenomenal. I quite like the colour scheme even though it probably is just standard test mule fare.

I am curious about the absence of the rear wing. Maybe Porsche engineers made the underbody so aerodynamically efficient that the required downforce is generated without the need for a rear wing.
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Will it be having an airbrake a la the SLS? But somehow the absence of a spoiler makes me think this isn't a Turbo version. Maybe the air intakes are just for camouflage.
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Default Scoop: New Gen 2012 Porsche 911 Convertible

As you can see, Porsche is sticking with its tried-and-tested cloth top, while the design looks very similar to today’s second-generation 997, albeit with some new details here and there.

Expect to see a more Panamera-influenced snout up front and new tail lamps at the back (don’t let Porsche’s faux plastic sheeting at the back fool you). Similar changes are expected inside with new parts and features to be borrowed directly from the Cayenne and Panamera models.

As with most Porsche vehicles, the real important news about the next generation of the 911 series concern the upgrades under the skin as we’ll see a revamped platform with wider tracks and a longer wheelbase along with a new engine lineup.

According to sources, the new 911 models will benefit from ugraded six-cylinder boxer units boasting the latest technological advancements including direct injection and start/stop systems for gains in power as well as reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Buyers will have the choice of both manual and Porsche’s PDK twin-clutch transmissions.

An improved suspension setup, and more significantly, a series of aerodynamic innovations and a reduction in weight thanks to the use of lighter materials throughout, will also be part of the package.

The new 911 in both Coupe and Convertible models is expected to break cover at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
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Leaked C&D Issue Spills the Beans on Brand New Porsche 911

The wall of secrecy surrounding the brand-new 2012 Porsche 911 has cracked thanks to a forum member of Teamspeed who downloaded and shared Car & Driver’s upcoming August issue in which the magazine has an exclusive first ride of the car. C&D joined the Porsche team during the new 911’s final tests in South Africa nd here’s what they found out.

The new 911 is code-named 991 and will be launched in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared to the 997 that it replaces, it is 2.5 inches longer and has a 4.0-inch longer wheelbase so that it can accommodate a hybrid system, presumably from the Panamera.

The shape, though, is unmistakably 911, and even though the car has grown in size and features smaller overhangs while sitting lower to the ground, Porsche’s engineers have made sure that it has the same drag coefficient as the 997 (0.29) and is lighter than the outgoing model.

The interior is roomier for the driver and the front passenger, but the rear is still cramped and more suitable for kids. The magazine says the updated instruments retain the classic 911 feel with the key still on the left, but the new center console mimics the one found in the Panamera while the handbrake is now electronic.

The standard Carrera is now powered by a smaller capacity (3.4 instead of 3.6-litre) flat-six engine with direct injection, which it shares with the Boxster S. It’s output is 350HP at 6,400 rpm and its max torque reaches 280 lb-ft between 4,400-6,000 rpm. Power is directed to the 19-inch rear wheels (well, until the Carrera 4 comes along with its four-wheel drive).

The interesting news is that the latest 911 will be offered with a ZF 7-speed manual (!) gearbox, and the ZF dual-clutch 7-speed PDK, which was launched in the facelifted 997.

The sportiest version available at launch will be once again, the Carrera S. It is powered by a 3.8-liter version of the flat-six with direct injection producing 400-horses at 7,200 rpm. Like the base model, it will also be available with a 7-speed manual gearbox or a PDK transmission.

Another first is that the launch control system is now available not only with the semi-auto, but with the manual gearbox too. In addition, the new 911 is said to be more eco-friendly, as it reportedly consumes between 12 and 15 percent less fuel than the current models.

Eco-friendly or not, what everyone wants to know is what it’s like on the road. According to C&D’s editor who rode in the passenger’s seat of a Carrera S, the engine sounds fantastic and the car feels more stable and less nervous than the 997 thanks to the new limited-slip differential. The author also noted that it understeers notably less at the entry of the corner, and is more supple thanks to the softer anti-roll bars.

The driver gets to play again with gadgets like the buttons for the damper adjustment and the PSM stability control system can be deactivated completely. No, scratch that: it can actually be deactivated and stay that way unless the driver’s foot touches the brake, at which point it intervenes. A 911 with a stability system that, even when deactivated, kicks back in? That’s a novel idea…

According to Porsche’s people, the new Carrera S accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds (presumably quicker with launch control) and reaches a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

And what about the ‘Ring? How fast does the new 911 go around the legendary Nordschleife, something that has become an obsession amongst sports car fanatics? Porsche told C&D that the Carrera laps the circuit it in 8:04, and the Carrera S in 7:50, though they add that with “the optimum set-up” (which they don’t reveal) the Carrera S has recorded a lap of 7:37. Not bad at all...

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Every time a new generation 911 breaks cover, it looks all the same yet subtly different from the previous generation that keeps it going successfully. And as always, I just can't stop admiring the classic and timelss design that has withstood decades and still looks like it will go on and on for ages. Well done Porsche!
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The topgear UK website says they reviewed the car back in Feb2011 and now they have released a report of it and a full report in next issue of TG magazine.
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Back in February 2011, in South Africa, Top Gear climbed into a car that looked very much like a Porsche 911 , but such was the secrecy we can only talk about it now.
A 911, but not as we know it. Under the tape and mesh lights covers and false turbo-look side vents, it's running all-new body and chassis. But then when did a new 911 ever look much different from the old? Not since ever.
Here it is: the new Porsche 911 - BBC Top Gear

In image below I see there is a mismatch between the RHS and the LHS tail lamp cluster. am I correct?Is it the false taping for camouflage?
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It is just the Camo. Just read the report on TopGear. Its work as usual then at porsche. Nothing new.
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Originally Posted by Cyrus43 View Post
Looks Just like a 911 should look!! AMEN!! But honestly, I personally think its time for an all new 911
Yup and hope they do a good job like how Bentley did with GT.
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The new 911 caught almost naked by Autoblog !!
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